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A Better Way

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The news has been filled with reports of violence and domestic abuse. Many of these reports have centered around football players, some of the biggest, strongest, and most recognizable men in our society. Some contend that these “bad apples” are the exception within a culture of men ...

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Tags: sin, abuse, violence

Roller Coasters

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Roller coasters and summers have gone together for me since the days of my youth and I am passing this on to my children.  Growing up in Louisiana and Oklahoma made annual pilgrimages to Six Flags a summer ritual.  I remember standing in line to ride the Big Bend roller coaster and with ...

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50 is the New 50

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The last of the Baby Boomers turn 50 this year. This generation of Americans, born from 1946–1964, is named after the post-World War II “baby boom.” I am a Baby Boomer and as one of the “late Boomers” one of the last to turn 50—tomorrow! My son recently informed ...

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Faith in the Storms

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The one year anniversary of the Moore tornado (EF-5) has been an emotional week for many. This one day will be etched forever in the minds of those who suffered it. In retrospect, however, the 2013 Moore tornado was the devastating focal point of a 2 week period of storms and tornados unlike ...

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Hit the Mark

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Good morning Norman! As you read this devotion I am finishing up a week of ministry in Cuba with Reaching Souls International. Over the past week I have had the opportunity to preach and see firsthand the work of pastors and churches in Cuba. We have talked about the need and importance of ...

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Let the Practice Begin!

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The Sochi Winter Olympics are just a couple of weeks away. Athletes are making final preparations to compete for Olympic medals. Years of sacrifice, practice and discipline come down to a few days of fine tuning routines, honing skills, and resting the body for peak performance. Beyond the ...

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Everything Changes

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

December 7, 2013 is a day that I will always remember.  From the bow of the USS Missouri, I watched naval launches shuttle passengers to the USS Arizona memorial.  As I toured the Missouri, I stood at the spot where General Douglas MacArthur and the Allied leaders accepted the Japanese ...

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Grieving the Holidays

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

I was a young father enjoying life. It was a beautiful Sunday morning. I was in church with my wife and three year old daughter. During the last hymn of the morning, a wave of grief swept over me. It was an unexpected emotion that I was not prepared for, nor fully able to understand. Bewildered ...

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Tags: grief, holidays, thanksgiving

The Bus

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

As the father of Norman North band students, I cleared my schedule to travel to Lawton to watch their state competition performance.  As I left Norman one of my daughters called me.  “Dad, you need to pray for the Norman High Band.  Their bus is on fire.  We are stopped ...

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Life Passes By Just Like A Vapor

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

As children move away from home, we have to make some adjustments, and decide what to do with the time we have.

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Tags: family, time