Lance Morrisett

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A ‘Can Do’ Attitude

A ‘Can Do’ Attitude

[353 words] I remember back in my 9th grade English class, one of my assignments was to make an "eye can." The teacher asked each one of us in the class to bring to school an empty and clean vegetable can. When the day arrived to complete the "eye can" assignment, she...

A Prayer for Parents

A Prayer for Parents

  [361 words] Each of us know that prayer is very important. In our own lives we will pray at different times and for different reasons. We pray at meal times, when someone is having troubles in their lives (such as sickness, death or making difficult decisions)....

Home

Home

[294 words] Over the past several weeks many people have traveled because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. During those trips many people either went home or came home. Home is an important place for many people. It is the place where either you grew up...

How to Respond

How to Respond

[525 words] How do we respond to others when they mistreat us? With love and understanding so that we can, hopefully, share the "Good News" with them? Or do we respond with whatever the law will allow? Of course if we choose the second one, we may never have the...

Living Life

Living Life

As we live life day in and day out, are we living in a way that shows Jesus to others? Allen Webster wrote, “The shortest verse of the Bible says a lot! It tells us that the Great Physician had good bedside manners. Jesus knew that people generally do not care how...

Family Time

Family Time

As our lives continue to grow busier and busier, we need to always remember to have time for family. Our time will always be demanded of us by school, work, extra-curricular activities and other time demanding activities. As we consider each of these activities, we...

Responsibility

Responsibility

In one of the many Biblical dictionaries it states, “God has entrusted humankind both individually and collectively with responsibility.” Jesus told several parables with responsibility or accountability at the center. One example is the parable of the talents...

The Five Finger Prayer

The Five Finger Prayer

The five finger prayer is a great way to teach someone to pray, or a good model for anyone to use to pray. Remember, James 5:13-16 teaches us to pray for one another. First, your thumb is nearest you. Begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. Second, the...

Who Are You Living For?

Who Are You Living For?

Who is it that we should live life for? Is it to please others, self, or God? Remember what Jesus prayed for in the Garden of Gethsemane: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39b). It was not...

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy

[398 words] Hypocrisy is an unpleasant word signaling an empty existence and shallow life. A hypocrite is someone who pretends to be what he is not, or one who pretends to be better than he really is, or wishes to be seen as virtuous without really being so. Thayer...

Opportunities and Connections

Opportunities and Connections

As a family will sit around a dinner table, they will grab hands to say the prayer for the meal. A connection is made in that brief moment that brings them closer together. Each holding a hand, grasped in union with each other and with God—the Father, Son, and Spirit....