danpuckett, Author at Leader Publications

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PUCKETT: What about church?

Why go to church? What is church? Church by definition should have something to do with God. If you went to a church building, you ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:00 am

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PUCKETT: How to deal with injustice

Somebody said, “Life is not fair, but it is just.” We can deal with the unfairness. Others are more talented, smarter, stronger, etc. We learn ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:00 pm

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PUCKETT: Return to the basics

“When you feel life is out of focus, return to the basics.” This is a statement from that classic movie, “Karate Kid.” He went on ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:00 am

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PUCKETT: We are in a storm

The Old Testament prophet Nahum declared, in Nahum 1:3, “The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm.” We all know about ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:45 am

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PUCKETT: Life is more fragile than we think

We all know things happen, but most of the time, it is to somebody else somewhere else. When we hear of devastation, we have a ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, March 2, 2020 8:35 am

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PUCKETT: If you aren’t sure, it doesn’t hurt to try

We all make many decisions every day. We desire to make good choices, but many times, we discover that what we chose was not best. ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, February 7, 2020 8:58 am

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PUCKETT: Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

Even though most things remain the same, the occasion of the new year can add some momentum — a boost to our lives. Few of ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, January 17, 2020 8:52 am

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PUCKETT: Dig a little deeper this Christmas

War or peace? Is there really a choice? We hear about peace, but mostly know war on every level from family to community to nation. ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, December 16, 2019 9:00 am

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PUCKETT: We need Thanksgiving!

In 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed the final Thursday of November each year to be observed nationwide as an official day of Thanksgiving. Before 1863, Thanksgiving ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, November 18, 2019 9:21 am

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PUCKETT: Is it time for a tune-up?

Most of us own cars. They represent one of the most important investments in our lives. In the Western world, a car is a must ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, October 25, 2019 8:59 am

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PUCKETT: Know your enemies

We know we have enemies — those who do not wish us well. We are never sure where they might be lurking or where they ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, September 20, 2019 8:41 am

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PUCKETT: Invite God back to your life

Not that God has gone anywhere, but we have shoved Him to the sidelines. We pulled prayer from the schools, public displays of the Holy ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, August 30, 2019 8:33 am

Newsletter Opinion

PUCKETT: Have you heard from God lately?

This may seem like a strange question. You may be thinking, “God doesn’t just talk to people these days.” Well, He does; we just need ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, July 19, 2019 9:10 am

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PUCKETT: Promotion without process is empty

The Bible, the Word of Almighty God, speaks in principles which never change. Context changes, circumstances change, but Bible principles remain in place, and violation ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, June 21, 2019 2:54 pm

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PUCKETT: The spirit of sonship

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by Dan Puckett, Friday, April 19, 2019 9:53 am

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PUCKET: How do you handle an enemy?

The well-known British author C. S. Lewis was asked one time, “What sets Christianity apart from all the world’s major religions?” Mr. Lewis responded quickly: ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Friday, March 22, 2019 9:05 am

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PUCKETT: Love needs to look like something

Valentine’s Day is when many tokens are passed around. There are ooh’s, aah’s and temporary feelings of warmth and acceptance, but underneath it all, most ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, February 25, 2019 9:30 am

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PUCKETT: Does anybody see? Does anybody care?

It is not a matter of being visible. Even though we may feel invisible at times, we can be seen. There is a difference between ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, January 28, 2019 9:25 am

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PUCKETT: Why not believe in Santa Claus?

Within all of us, there is a deep yearning for something beyond what we see — a power or force that transcends what we see ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, December 17, 2018 9:30 am

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Column: Is there any common ground?

There is a story of the Old West about a place in the Rocky Mountains where there was a hot spring coming out of the ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, November 26, 2018 11:15 am

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PUCKETT: God, where are you?

If you were seeking for God, where could you find him? The question seems pensive but, in reality, all of us are seeking for God ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, October 15, 2018 9:09 am

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PUCKETT: God is more yes than no

The popular misconception is that God has such a small playing field that almost everything we might want to do is out of bounds. That ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, August 20, 2018 9:24 am

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PUCKETT: There is great benefit in remembering

Memorial Day is when we are encouraged to remember our heritage, paying homage to those who sacrificed greatly to enable us to enjoy what we ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Monday, May 21, 2018 8:30 am

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PUCKETT: Surely, somebody has an answer

Another mass killing . . . Will I be next? That question is not far from most of us. We long for different days but, ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:46 am

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PUCKETT: Let the spirit of Christmas continue

The Christmas season brings many things: generosity, emphasis on home and family, maybe a visit to church, and an awareness that there may be more ... Read more

by Dan Puckett, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:06 pm

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