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  • A Leopard Doesn’t Change It’s Spots. Tim Challies writes “It’s election season and millions of Americans are weighing and evaluating the character of the candidates. Why would they examine a person’s character when deciding how to cast a vote? Because a leopard doesn’t change its spots. What those candidates have been in the past is a predictor of what they will be in the future.”

Courtesy of World Magazine




Doug Michael’s Cartoon of the Week

Doug Michael’s Cartoon of the Week


  • There’s a name for those pastors who never speak of sin, repentance, or hell—they’re called false teachers. Burk Parsons
  • God made us to sleep so that every day he can remind us that he manages things just fine without us. Kevin DeYoung
  • Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ashes. Elisabeth Elliot
  • We are saved by works. They’re just not our works, they’re Christ’s. Stephen Nichols
  • We don’t hold our convictions. They hold us. Albert Mohler
  • Repentance is a characteristic of the whole life, not the action of a single moment. Sinclair Ferguson
  • Theological corruption is always prior to and explains moral corruption. Albert Mohler
  • There is great darkness in our land today, but God has not forgotten His promises. Derek Thomas
  • Nothing could be more irrational than the idea that something comes from nothing. R. C. Sproul


Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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