You’re NOT Alone!

We are not meant to be alone!  God created us, as social beings, with the ability to intelligently interact.  (Much of human interaction is NOT very intelligent these days, though!)  Even with the proliferation of social media and the many different kinds of groups and activities that are available, we are isolated and lonely. This…
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Taking Care of Our Pastors!

Most pastors are genuinely committed to serving the Church of Jesus Christ because they love Him and are being true to their calling! They consider it a high honor and privilege. They are there, not because they are incapable of doing something else, but because they actually see it as a calling. The Scriptures remind…
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It’s NOT Just For Funerals!!

Probably the most popular chapter in the Old Testament is Psalm 23. It is regularly used during funeral services.Verse four – “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me…” – is, for many, a true comfort when grieving the loss of a loved…
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Is “Born Again” A Political Category?

My answer to that question is absolutely not!! Keep reading to hear me out… My head is not buried in the sand. I realize that, in the general public, a perception has developed over time that “Born Again” is a political group. That perception has been fed by things that are true. It is true…
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This Is Not Easy!!

Have you ever heard the expression, “Hard on the front end, easy on the back end; easy on the front end, hard on the back end!” There is so much practical wisdom in that statement! When we are willing to make the hard decisions, take the tough actions up front, it tends to make things…
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Customized Cakes and Persecution

The name Jack Phillips may or may not be familiar to you. He has been prominently in the news in the past and is back in again. I’m pretty sure he would rather not be there at all. Here’s a bit of his story… In 1993 Jack opened Masterpiece Cakeshop as a family business in…
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Even If You Don’t Like Football!!!

Football season is upon us and the fans are getting excited! Soon the favorite college teams will be playing and the professional teams will be dominating the Sunday afternoons and evenings. (Not to mention Monday and Thursday evenings!) The game of football is, in many ways, a metaphor for life. There is one particular way…
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In the courtroom!

I am a visually driven learner. When I can see something, it’s much easier for me to comprehend. That includes literally seeing and “seeing” through an illustration or analogy. There is a very important word that is used in the New Testament. The word is justification, or justified. How important is this word? Without it,…
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Sleep In Your Car?

Recently I heard a businessman on a conference call of business people tell about a period of time in his life when he would sleep in his car in order to build his business. He made that sacrifice because he was very committed to what he was doing. As I listened to him, my heart…
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What Guides Your Life?

We ALL, with no exception, have an influence or philosophy that guides our lives. That is true, even if we are not aware of it. We make decisions, and act on those decisions, based on some belief or opinion. There are three statements we often hear that reflect the prevailing guiding philosophy in today’s culture….
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