Ken Letson, Author at Shelby County Reporter

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Not putting Jesus first? You do the math

It seems almost every day I come across people who tell me how their lives are out-of-wack, how they are frustrated with their lack of ... Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, October 1, 2012 2:35 pm

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Live outside box in which world confines you

A few years ago the Associated Press reported a chilling incident from Tacoma, Wash. Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, September 10, 2012 3:27 pm

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If we are truly alive, our fruit will show

You have probably heard of Hippocrates, usually credited as being the father of modern medicine. Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, August 20, 2012 10:47 am

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Drawing nearer to the Lord in your everyday life

I remember hearing an old “preacher story” when I was younger that has stuck with me over the years, however corny it may have been. ... Read more

by Ken Letson, Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:30 pm

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Imitation is sincerest form of flattery

There’s an interesting passage in the New Testament that always gets my attention, first for its audacity and then for its truth. Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, July 16, 2012 5:41 pm

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Staring eternity in the face is hard to do

You may think I’m a little crazy. Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, June 4, 2012 2:12 pm

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Follow Jesus…But don’t forget the church

The cover of a recent edition of Newsweek magazine included a photo of a contemporary-looking “Jesus,” with the headline: “Forget the Church. Follow Jesus.” Read more

by Ken Letson, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:23 pm

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Your relationship with God isn’t complicated

If you’re familiar at all with Facebook or other social media, you probably already identified the context of the title to this column. Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, March 26, 2012 12:49 pm

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Challenge for the week: You be Jesus

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” — Matthew ... Read more

by Ken Letson, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:08 pm

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Water walking dogs and half-full glasses

Two friends — one an optimist and the other a pessimist — could never quite agree on any topic of discussion. Read more

by Ken Letson, Friday, December 23, 2011 9:30 am

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A tribute to the ‘Thomas Edison of our generation’

News of the death of Apple Computers co-founder Steve Jobs last week shocked the world. Even though he had been sick for some time, we ... Read more

by Ken Letson, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:39 am

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Take time not to miss brief moments of grace

What would happen if a world-class musician performed elegant classical music on a priceless instrument in a busy train station in an American city? Read more

by Ken Letson, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:23 am

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Trusting God through the everyday life

A few years back, news reports told the story of Randy Reid, a Chicago construction worker who was welding on top of a nearly-completed water ... Read more

by Ken Letson, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:50 am

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The secret of life? Heed the words of Jesus

In the 1991 movie City Slickers, Billy Crystal plays a confused, dissatisfied 30-something character with a vague sense that life is passing him by. Read more

by Ken Letson, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 5:12 pm

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Don’t let your walk with Christ become merely a habit

In his book, “God Is Closer Than You Think,” John Ortberg writes of what psychologists call “habituation.” Read more

by Ken Letson, Monday, January 24, 2011 4:17 pm

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