Spiritual Growth

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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Politicians Want Our Vote, God Wants Our Life

Today is Election Day in the United States. Perhaps for a while, the bombardment of political ads will cease. Maybe, like me, you have grown tired of every politician telling you how he/she can miraculously solve every problem known to man. The reality is, no politician running for office can solve the world’s ills. God,…

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In All Things Give Thanks

There are many challenging teachings in our Christian faith. Learning to love our enemies and learning to forgive someone 77 times are two of those challenges. Another equally difficult Christian principle is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which states, “In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ…

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For What Purpose Were We Saved?

As Christians we have been taught that Jesus came to save us from our sins.  1 Timothy 1:15 states the following, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” John 3:17 gives us this assurance, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might…

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Unfaithful To The One Who Holds Our Heart

Marital infidelity is as old as the Bible, but so is religious infidelity. At its core, infidelity is a breach of a covenant, trust, and love. Sin is also a breach of our covenantal relationship with God, resulting in a fracture of trust and love. In essence, sins are acts of infidelity against God. What…

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It’s Alright To Be A Little Bitty

Medical research has shown that on average women lose 3 inches in height between age 30 and age 80 and men lose 2 inches during that same period. In other words, as we mature, we physically shrink. Country singer Alan Jackson sang these words in his song Little Bitty, “Well, it’s alright to be little…

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A Blind Surgeon

As many of you know, in June 2014 over three days, for reasons unknown, I completely lost my vision. This sudden blindness landed me in the hospital for a week. A few weeks after my release from the hospital, with the prognosis that I might never see again, I convinced my wife to allow me…

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