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 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 19, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Looking for a better Deal

Well, according to some “experts” the dynasty of the Golden State Warriors is over. They were dethroned by the Toronto Raptors in six games. I must confess I am not an NBA fan by any means, but I...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 5, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Frustrating Thoughts

This week’s column is going to be a bit different. I must admit it is hard to focus as I have so many frustrating thoughts running through my brain. Over the past decade or so we often hear about a...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 29, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: More thoughts on A biblical view of anger

One area in my life that I feel God has made some good changes in me concerns anger. I can remember too many times in life when my “temper” got the best of me. It was not this impersonal...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 15, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: A biblical view of anger

Over the years I have had many opportunities to develop and exhibit self-control. I would love to say that I have always passed the test and been a model of patience, calmness and control. However,...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    April 3, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Springtime Ramblings

Well spring has finally showed up, both on the calendar and in the warmer temperatures and melting snow. I know we are all glad for this time of year, especially after the rough month we had in...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    March 27, 2019

Mountain top Musings: The Authority for the Self-Confrontation Journey

The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have throughout history affirmed the value in the Word of...

 

Mountaintop Musings: First Steps on the Self-Confrontation Journey

To change biblically and travel the “self-confrontation journey” one must be born-again, a Christian, a Christ-follower; the terms may vary but you must be a person who has sincerely asked Jesus...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Starting the self-confrontation journey

This week I want to share some thoughts on how a person can change. But it is not change for changes’ sake, but how a person can change Biblically? How does a person adjust their thinking to match...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The self confrontation challenge

Well after almost one month of the New Year I imagine we all have failed in several or all of our New Year’s resolutions. It is very difficult to make changes. Old habitats die hard they say! For...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Winter REflections

It looks like the ghost of winter past has decided to visit. We knew that we would have to plow, shovel and drive through a bit of snow before winter was out! If we wanted to complain about the heat...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Looking back to move ahead

Today many people are out returning gifts or shopping for bargains. The day after Christmas can be great for saving money, but the trade-off is that you must once again and go out and deal with the cr...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Real hope for real change

With the elections behind us it is time to celebrate! Yes, no more attack ads, the road-side placards are removed and the political phone calls have ceased! The people have spoken, and it seems once...

 

Mountaintop Musings: A Great Opportunity

Well a new week is here and with that we have new opportunities in store for each of us. For some it may be the chance to harvest your first deer or elk! Now that would be an awesome thing for sure!...

 

Mountaintop Musings: the Cure

One of the greatest joys a minister of the Gospel has is to have those who sit under his teaching take the Word of God and apply it in their lives. It is satisfying when people actually read the...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Debacle

Lisa and I have been on the road for over two weeks. It has been an awesome and wonderful trip. We have made new friends, renewed old friendships, and am getting to know and love our new...

 

Mountaintop musings: Road Tripping

By the time this is in print I will be in Springfield, Ill. Then on the 23rd Lisa and I will be sharing our ministry with Zion Hill Baptist Church in Chatsworth, Ga. The following week it is on to...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The tension of faith and works

In the New Testament book called “James”, written by Jesus’ half-brother, there are several verses that people misread, or misapply on a regular basis. I hope that for most people it is an...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    August 8, 2018

Real Fellowship Results in a Real Life!

This past week has been a real enjoyable time for me and the members of the Community Bible Church of Lincoln and the Lincoln Baptist Church, and especially for the 32 wonderful people from South Side...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    July 11, 2018

Mountaintop Musings: Trust Not to Worry

I am sitting here watching the sun come up. It is a beautiful morning. The snow is gone, grass is green, bluebirds are around, and early summer has arrived in the mountains. I often do not take the ti...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 27, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

Last Saturday morning we were blessed to be able to sit around our kitchen table and talk with some dear friends from Tennessee who have come to assist us with Bible camp. We first met Doyle and...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 13, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

When I arrived at church this past Sunday, there were some there whose faith and emotions had been terribly upended. They had found out about the couple who had lived in Lincoln that had many...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 30, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

Investing money for retirement is a good and noble goal. After all, who does not want to have a bit of a nest egg to retire on? Social security is ok; it will help you some. But it was not intended...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 16, 2018

Mountaitop Musings

As we move through the month of May there are many things worth celebrating. If you are being inundated with water right now, you will be celebrating the lowering of the run-off, and assistance from...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 2, 2018

Change & Choices

My last “Musing” was titled “A New Beginning” and in it I shared some thoughts on being in community, and also on a new chapter in life as pastor of the Community Bible Church of Lincoln. I...

 

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