Christian Writing

“To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.  Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.”
Jude 1:1-3

Doug has been blessed to share his faith and God’s truth through both reflective and creative writing. Reflective writings are set forth in the monthly articles he contributes to his city’s newspaper, the Kingsport Times-News (see below). Both reflective and creative writings are set forth in Doug’s 340 page book, Moon in the Darkness: 100 Reflections on the Kingdom of God.

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Please feel free to use any insights you glean from these articles in your own ministries.

IT IS TIME TO DENY OURSELVES

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“And He said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” (Luke 9:23) Have you ever heard…

THE CHURCH IN AMERICA MUST REPENT AND PRAY

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“[I]f my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and…

THE LORD WILL WALK WITH YOU AND TALK WITH YOU

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“Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.” (Genesis 5:24) I am so grateful for the daily spiritual messages being provided by the Kingsport Times-News in…

WE ARE WEAK BUT GOD IS STRONG

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[As we press through this COVID-19 pandemic, our first order of business must be to urge continued prayers for those in our nation and throughout the world who are sick;…

CHRISTIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO GOD, CHURCH & NEIGHBOR

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“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should…

THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE

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“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8) The apostle Peter dictated his “First Letter” from Rome near the end of…

I AM LEARNING THE SECRET OF GOD’S PEACE

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“The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the…

APPROACH THIS CHRISTMAS WITH A CHILDLIKE HEART

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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty…

GOD IS WITH US IN THE VALLEY

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“The Lord is my shepherd…. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will…

LET GOD RAISE THE CEILING OF YOUR HOPE

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)…

RELEASE GOD IN OUR SCHOOLS

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“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead…

RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT GOD AND YOU CAN DO!

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“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you,…

LIVE A LIFE WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL

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“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ….” (Philippians 1:27a) Over the last 27 years, it has been my calling and privilege to participate in…

I HAVE A VISION OF REVIVAL

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“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,…

WE ARE THE STEWARDS OF GOD’S EARTH

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“And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and…

BE WITH JESUS, BE LIKE JESUS, BE FOR JESUS

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with…

GOD ALMIGHTY LIVES IN HIS CHILDREN

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“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit…

WE ARE SACRIFICING OUR CHILDREN TO IDOLS!

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“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14) “… [T]here they sacrifice…

GOD’S WORD ADDRESSES THE ISSUES OF HOMOSEXUALITY

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“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27) “…God is love….” (1 John 4:8,…

THE CHURCH NEEDS TO GROW UP!

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“And [Jesus] answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you?” (Mark 9:19; see also Matthew 17:17 and…

CHRISTMAS: THE BIRTHDAY OF THE FIRSTBORN

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“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”…

“THANK YOU” IS MORE THAN GOOD MANNERS

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“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness…

LET’S STOP SCRATCHING AND START HEALING OUR “ITCHING EARS”

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“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn…

O, COME LET US ADORE HIM

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“O, come let us adore Him, O, come let us adore Him, O, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.” [“O, Come All Ye Faithful”, English translation by Frederick…