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Discouraged?

Watch out for discouragement. It is dangerous. It always steals your joy, often robs you of your dreams, and sometimes even takes your life. That’s right, unchecked, discouragement can lead to premature death.  Discouragement might, in fact,

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Let Me Hear From You

Hello friends, Some of you may have noticed I have not been publishing new blogs lately.  I have taken a break to assess how to best use my time and how many people are actually reading and finding the weekly blogs helpful and valuable.   Since I stopped publishing new ones, I have only had […]

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God Is Greater than Our Hearts and Knows All Things

How do you feel when you are reminded God is omniscient and knows all things?  That nothing is hidden from Him? I used to feel fearful, but not any more.  Why?  Let me show you.

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The Past Tense of Forgiveness

What is missing in the way most churches proclaim the Gospel?  What is lacking in the understanding of a great number of believers regarding redemption? It is that forgiveness is not future tense; it is past tense! It is not partial; it is total. It is not progressive; it is 

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The Greatest of These Is Love

Over and over again, the New Testament exhorts us to grow in faith, hope, and love.  God desires these three graces to mark us and distinguish His children from those who do not know Him. But how does this actually happen? What causes our faith, hope and love to increase?

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Overcome Sexual Immorality

Sexual temptation is real and pervasive.  Cultural taboos against sex outside of marriage have virtually disappeared.  We are constantly bombarded with images and messages, subtle and blatant, enticing us to sin. In this highly sexualized world we live in, what can you as an unmarried Christian man or woman do to avoid falling into sexual […]

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Settle the Issue

Would you like to live a life that can change and bless your family, your community, and perhaps, the world?  You can! Listen to what Wayne Cordeiro has to say in this regard: “In every fish is a school.  In every bird is a flock.  In every boy or girl is a man or woman […]

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, excuses, excuses, we all make them! It started with Adam; it continues today.  Instead of taking responsibility for our actions, it is often more convenient to just blame someone else.  But neither you, nor I,  will be able to stand before the throne of God and say, “It’s not my fault that I didn’t […]

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God Is In Love With You

“The entire earth is mine,” says the Lord,,”but you are my treasured possession.” That is, even though I own the earth and everything in it, I prize you more than them all. You are the crown jewel of my creation. A treasured possession is something most dear to you, not necessarily because it is worth […]

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Is God Punishing You?

Does our Heavenly Father punish us if we misbehave?  Threatening children with painful punishment is one way some parents seek to induce good behavior. And the fear of punishment is sometimes enough to cause conformity to parental authority. Not always, but often. Is this God’s way? Let’s see. “And have you completely forgotten this word […]

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