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Do Not Be Afraid

To say the least, these are strange times. Life, as we have known it, has temporarily halted. The Covid-19 virus has most of us nervous and on edge. Fear of the unknown is a natural human response. The most commonly recurring theme in the Bible is “Fear not, do not be afraid.” Now is a good…

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Is Self Forgiveness Possible?

Have you or someone you know ever uttered these words, “I know God has forgiven me, for the sins of my past, but I can’t forgive myself?”  This leads to an interesting discussion. Is self-forgiveness even possible? Is it Biblical? Is it vital to good health? Is it essential to a state of spiritual well-being?…

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In An Instant Everything Can Change

A group of church friends gathered for an evening of fellowship this past week. Everyone enjoyed catching up with one another. A great time was had by all. Joy filled the air. These friends were bound together by their common love for Jesus. As the evening drew to a close, each couple left. On their…

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I Will Follow Him

Whoopi Goldberg gave an old song an entirely new meaning when she and her chorus of nuns sang “I Will Follow Him” in the movie Sister Act. Spiritually speaking, the lyrics, “I will follow Him, follow Him wherever He may go, and near Him, I always will be, for nothing can keep me away, He…

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Controlling Our Carnivorous Appetite

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.  Are you planning to give anything up for Lent this year? Some Christians do, others do not. Many Christians give up their favorite food or drink and most abstain from eating meat on Fridays during these forty days of preparation. Giving up our favorite foods is fine, but…

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Incessant Whispers

Did you know that cheesecake can talk? It’s true. Ask Martha. Martha is on her fifth diet plan in the last two years. She has always battled with her weight. This diet calls for no sweets. As Martha walks into the restaurant with her best friend Sally, she spies a piece of cheesecake in the…

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Weaponized Shame

Weaponized shame is the intentional use of shame to lower another person’s status. Underlying all bullying, is the intent to cause someone shame.  In addition to being crucified, Jesus was bullied and shamed to death! Often overlooked because of the pain of crucifixion is the Roman’s primary objective of inflicting maximum public shame and humiliation…

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Indisputable Evidence

Recently I was watching a college football game. The call made by the referee on the field was being reviewed in the instant replay booth. The announcer pointed out that indisputable video evidence, beyond all doubt, was required in order to overturn the call on the field.  This made me think. Is there indisputable evidence,…

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Groaning In Captivity

In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the ghost transported Ebenezer Scrooge to his Christmas past. He was saddened by his misdeeds and past mistakes. He was permitted to peer into Christmas future. He saw his death and was terrified. His Christmas present was no less disturbing. He knew he had to change. We are…

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Let The Truth Be Told

Life presents us with two big lies. The first lie tells us that we are supposed to have our act altogether. In response to this lie, anytime someone asks us how we are doing we often say, “I’m fine”.  The second lie tells us everybody’s life is perfect except mine. Our response to this lie…

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