Spiritual Growth

Get Your Stink On

Let’s be honest, we come into this world capable of creating quite a stench. Ask any parent who has changed a stinky diaper. Just prior to exiting this life many people find themselves in hospitals or nursing homes once again dependent on others for their hygiene needs. We come in stinky and leave stinky. Spiritually…

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We All Need A Spiritual MRI

People with MS often undergo an annual MRI to monitor their disease. Yesterday I was at Duke Medical Center being prepped for my annual Cerebral MRI to monitor the advancement of my MS. As I was slid into the tube of the MRI scanner, I had the thought that maybe we all need a spiritual…

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Don’t Focus On Your Burdens

What one big burden is really weighing you down at this moment in your life? Does thinking about your struggles occupy too much of your time? Does it consume you? Is it wearing you down? Perhaps, you are too focused on your burdens. The Bible tells us to shift our gaze towards Jesus. Could finding…

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Change Doesn’t Come Easy

Human beings are creatures of habit and formed by repetitive routine. Our habits, whether good or bad, have been developed over long periods of time. Trying to change bad habits and sinful tendencies is not easy. We would all prefer to seek our own will, see life from our own point of view, and live…

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Packages From God

Packages arrive on our doorstep in all shapes and colors. We are often surprised by what’s inside. Some packages are better than others. Some can bring great joy and excitement, yet others bring disappointment. God sends us packages too. I invite you to discover what He sends. I don’t believe that I have ever written…

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Power and Beauty

What is the strongest power in the universe? It is neither a hurricane nor a tornado. It is not a volcano. It is neither gravity nor atomic energy. It is not a supermassive black hole. It is not a gamma-ray burst nor is it the sun’s energy. It is not the moon’s impact on our…

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Help Someone Find Freedom

Have you ever thought of yourself as the key to someone’s freedom? If someone you cared for was afraid to ask you for help, would you be willing to take the first step and ask them if they needed help? What if their bondage was to an embarrassing addiction? According to current statistics you have…

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Equipped For Lasting Change

How many times have you come to this first day of the year prepared to make changes in your life, only to fail a few weeks or months into the New Year? Do you know that the Bible tells us that we have been given a special, unique and personalized gift to assure our ability…

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He Humbled Himself To Be Like Us

Pride, is it good or bad? We are told to take pride in ourselves and in all we do. We are also taught that pride is the root of all evil. Which is it? If anyone ever earned the right to be proud, it would have been God on the seventh day when He rested…

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Adopted Children of God

I was 8 years old. Our family of four was sitting at the dinner table. My older brother Mike was 10. As my mom passed the meat and potatoes she nonchalantly stated, “By the way boys, you are adopted.” That was how we found out. It was to become the subject that was almost never…

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