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To Vaccinate Or Not

To vaccinate or not has become the great dilemma of our day. Once a person makes the decision to be vaccinated, they face another dilemma: should they encourage others to receive the vaccine or simply remain quite. Encouraging others to seek the vaccine is often met with strong resistance, and sometimes with animosity. Disinformation, misinformation…

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The Fiery Furnace

What storms are you facing in your life? In what ways are you being tested? Do you sometimes feel as if God is distant from you? The Bible makes it clear that life comes with strife. It is foolish to assume we can journey through life without trials and tribulations. The question is, where should…

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Goodbye Egypt

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of Lent. Lent gives us the opportunity to prepare ourselves for Easter. It is a great time to reflect on this powerful question: How am I enslaved?  What things, what forces, what desires, and what sins have control over me? In what ways am I living in…

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The Devil Knows Your Name

We all know the phrase, “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me”. It turns out that this is simply not true. It is especially not true when “words” come in the form of name-calling. There is clear evidence that if someone is called a derogatory name long enough, they…

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The Boxer Returns

The boxer was on the mat defeated. Stars swirled in his aching head. Sin had landed him on the mat with a one-two punch. He had momentarily lowered his guard and sin’s punches hit with lightning speed. As he regained consciousness, he reflected on his life. It had been a series of defeats and knock…

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Birthright For Beans

The Book of Genesis gives us many intriguing stories. One of those is the story of Jacob and Esau. Esau trades away his rightful inheritance to his father’s large estate to his younger brother Jacob in exchange for one bowl of red bean porridge. This action seems ridiculous. His father was a wealthy man. The…

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Winterizing Our Souls

For those of you, who like me, live in the northern hemisphere, winter is rapidly approaching and that means we have some chores to do. It is time to winterize our homes. Did you know that we also need to winterize our souls? We do! Please read more. Not only is winter approaching but Advent…

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Trusting In God’s Mercy And Love

Through this ministry, I frequently engage in conversations with Christians who struggle with some area of constantly recurring sin. Despite many attempts to change, they seem unable to break free from their sinful bondage. Do you have an area of sin like this in your life? Most of us do. Unfortunately, too many Christians become…

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Spiritual Muscle Memory

Ted, a devout Christian, recently left home with plenty of time to get to his prayer meeting. He didn’t have far to drive. His short drive came to a grinding halt when he encountered an elderly woman blocking traffic. She seemed to have stopped her car in the middle of the road for no reason.…

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Divide Et Impera

Do you know what “divide et impera” means? You should. We have seen it played out these past few months in the United States and it is on full display around the world. Niccolò Machiavelli wrote about it in 1513 resulting in the term Machiavellian becoming synonymous with deceit and deviousness. Julius Caesar employed this…

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