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Ed Jordan: Stand By Me

"I am encouraging everyone reading these words to evaluate the importance of having, and keeping, commitments in our lives, and to personally evaluate our commitments as to what or whom we are committed."

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Ed Jordan: Me and My Shadow

One [person] said to the other: “When a man loses his shadow, there ain’t much left of him.” My mind jumped to the implications of this statement as it relates to the importance of integrity and reality in a person’s life. The shadow is normally what shows you the shape of the object casting it or in this sense, the shape of a person’s life. So when a person loses their integrity, there is not much left that's helpful.

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Ed Jordan: Five-lettered Life Changers

Think of something, represented by a five-letter word, that almost everyone in the world has encountered and that often has changed the life of the person who encountered it. What would be the word you would choose?

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Ed Jordan: The God Who Moved a Mountain

After Christmas, many pastors take some time off to renew themselves after the onslaught of the work schedule of Advent and Christmas. I did this myself this year. The frigid temperatures and icy roads provided a good excuse to stay home. Around that time, a friend gave me a book titled: “The Man Who Moved a Mountain,” written by Richard C. Davids. It is the story of a man named Robert W. Childress, who grew up as a mountain man in a very rough, isolated area of the Blue Ridge mountains. It is the story of what God can do through one person committed to God and committed to loving the people God sent him--or her—to impact. I cannot tell you how strongly this book touched me, as someone who has given much of his ministry to ministering to those who often aren’t even visible on other peoples’ radar.

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Ed Jordan: Mr. Spock was Right!

After a long period of performing complex tasks or thinking, after continuous pressure from deadlines, or heavy stress, sometimes we just need to make things simple.

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Ed Jordan: Whom is Christmas For?

If Christmas is only about exchanging gifts, it is over fast. However, Christmas is about much, much more than that. Christmas is the day that changed the destiny of the people of Earth.

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Ed Jordan: What Drives Your Decisions?

In Matthew 1:18-25 we see the account of Joseph struggling with a decision. He was engaged to Mary, and she turns up pregnant. Joseph and Mary had not yet had the kind of relationship needed to produce a child, so he was trying to decide what he should do. Should he break off the engagement, cancel the wedding, and privately give Mary divorce papers so she could marry someone else? Should he face the crowds and the scandal? Just like today, public opinion can get quite nasty.

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Ed Jordan: Preparing for Christmas

In Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB95) we read: “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” Not only was it Mary’s time to give birth, it was also the “pregnant” time, the full and right time, in history for the Messiah to be born.

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Ed Jordan: Living in Circles

Yesterday I had adventures in driving. I was in a town in which the streets were designed as spoked wheels, and I needed to visit someone in a hospital there. I didn’t know the hospital's address. We searched for hospitals using the GPS, found one listed in the town, and followed the directions to it. Forty minutes later, after a long circular drive through the forests and along the river, I ended up on the same street on which I started, about a quarter mile behind where I had begun. Had GPS told me to make a U-turn, I would have done so and gotten to my destination an hour earlier. It was very frustrating.

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Ed Jordan: The Season of Appreciative Reflecting

There is a time to hang on, and a time to let go. One of the things that allows us to let go of something or someone is to take time appreciating them. Perhaps this is why God put color in the autumn leaves, so that we would notice that they are approaching departure, and we should take the time to value them and appreciate what they have contributed to life.

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