Spiritual Growth

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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Standing In The Mire

Imagine for a moment, that you are standing in a long line of people. These sullen and downcast individuals are weary, having traversed a long distance to wait their turn. Not sure of what to expect, each person is prepared to acknowledge their transgressions, renounce their sins, and start life over. Standing with everyone in…

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Shrouded By Fog

Have you ever been traveling in your car when a heavy fog settled in making it too treacherous to drive? As the density of the fog increases, the road ahead seems to disappear. The year 2020 is now in our rear-view mirror. What lies ahead for 2021 is shrouded in fog. Will the new year…

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To Die For

I am sure you have heard the expression, “To die for”. Someone trying a new flavor of ice cream or a new dish at their favorite restaurant might exclaim, “Now that’s to die for”.  This expression has become synonymous with the phrase, “Wow, that’s awesome”.  People use the expression “to die for” for very meaningless things. Christianity, however,…

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Look Where You Are Going

Surely all of us have bumped into something when we weren’t paying attention. We likely heard someone tell us, “Look where you’re going.” That phrase contains both physical as well as spiritual wisdom. Between 2011 and 2018, more than nine percent of fatal crashes in the United States involved a distracted driver. Spiritually speaking, Advent…

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Do You Have Beautiful Feet?

A dear friend of mine is a retired podiatrist. I often wondered what it was like for him to spend his entire day working on someone’s feet. Jesus wasn’t a podiatrist, but we all know that He washed the feet of His apostles not long before He died. Did you know that the Bible calls…

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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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