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Will We Answer God’s Call?

No one likes getting endlessly lost in an automated computer phone system. It is quite frustrating when you can’t get through to a real person. Studies show that businesses that have phones answered by a live person outperform businesses that use an auto-attendant. We all prefer to talk to a real person. God does too!…

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Public Sins and Scarlet Letters

This past Sunday’s readings at my church touched on the topics of gender, marriage, and divorce. These often-controversial topics, share something in common. They are all public issues. The stark difference in the way Christians react to public verses private sin reveals a great deal about our human nature.  Please read more… Sunday’s readings from…

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Don’t Cut And Burn

The leader of the country sat proudly in the ornate room set aside for visiting dignitaries. The fire dancing on the logs in the fireplace flickered off the walls as the heat from the fire warmed the room. A visiting evangelist and devout man of God handed the leader a copy of God’s word. This…

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God’s Amazing Artwork

God created everything in the universe, and everyone in it. Each person is unique. Not only are we unique in our personalities and talents, but we each have our own unique cross to bear. Over time, and with God’s help, we can learn to embrace our cross and He can make something beautiful out of…

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Storehouse Of Love

The word devil comes to us from the Greek word diabolos, which means “to divide.” The devil uses every tactic possible to pit us against each other. Has there ever been a time when you have witnessed more hatred, vitriol, division, or acrimony in the world? To combat this bitter divisiveness, we Christians need to…

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Jesus Cracks Me Up

We often use the expression “he or she cracks me up” when someone has the ability to make us laugh. Boisterous laughing is sometimes referred to as “side splitting” laughter. Jesus is in the side splitting, crack me up business as well but it is no laughing matter. Find out how Jesus wants to “crack…

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Identity Crisis

There was once a time, not long ago, when the type of genitalia a person had determined their gender. In those days, restroom signs said male or female and most everyone, even children, knew which bathroom to use. How did we arrive at a day when this would suddenly become confusing? Is the world having…

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Born To Give Witness

Last week, my wife and I, our oldest daughter and her two sons, ages 6 and 4 were sitting on a rock, taking a short break from our hike on a beautiful mountain trail. A female hiker, with a deformed arm, passed by as we rested. Our 4-year-old grandson, with no filter, blurted out, “What’s…

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Lasting Scars

The accident took place not long before her senior picture day. A beautiful young girl on the high school softball team was struck by a pitch while catching during a game. The fast-pitched ball glanced off her glove and struck her at the bridge of her nose near her eyebrow. It cut to the bone.…

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A Sea of Purple

Every human being carries with them the scars of life. We are all sinners, and we have likely all been wounded in some way by this broken world. Sadly, we tend to bury our sins and wounds deep inside where they can begin to fester. God wants to heal our wounds. He also wants to…

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