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Jul 12, 2020 08:00am

The Secret Sin of Gluttony

I have often heard that “gluttony” applies to over-indulging in anything, and there is no escaping that in biblical terms […]

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Jul 02, 2020 08:00am

Confessions of a Christian Bulimic

“It’s easy. All you have to do is stick your finger down your throat ‘til you gag and throw up.”  […]

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Jun 25, 2020 14:00pm

Cleaning up the mess

Messes can be overwhelming, but Jesus’s love is more powerful than anything you can imagine.

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Jun 14, 2020 08:00am

Church: Don’t be Discouraged, be on Mission

(Originally published on July 1, 2015 after the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to […]

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Jun 11, 2020 08:00am

How I Can Identify With My Transgender Co-Worker

I currently work with a trans-bi-sexual “female” who requested that when I refer to “her,” I use the pronouns they and them instead of her or she. […]

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Jun 04, 2020 14:00pm

What not to do

He desires for you to have a joyful soul but not at the expense of a holy life.

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Jun 02, 2020 14:00pm

Hot and Cold

As Christians, we sin and fail. But our proper response should always be to listen to the Holy Spirit’s conviction, repent and ask for forgiveness.

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May 10, 2020 08:00am

God Loves Us: What Does That Really Mean?

God loves me first. Before I was even born, he knew my name, and he knew yours too.  God loved […]

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May 07, 2020 08:00am

5 Instructions While We Wait for His Return

Just as the cross and the resurrection are essential to our Christian faith, so is the promise of Jesus’ return. […]

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May 06, 2020 08:00am

Feeling Wilted? Grow Some Roots

There once was a soybean farmer who was interviewed for his great harvest.  Despite difficult growing conditions, he had managed […]

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Apr 07, 2020 14:00pm

Life isn’t fair

No matter what you’ve done, what you’ve said or where you’ve been, reach out to God today.

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Mar 24, 2020 08:00am

Suicide: Don’t be Afraid to Ask

Suicide is not a new story, and for students like freshman Whitney Barnum and senior Timothy Black, who both attend […]

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Mar 19, 2020 14:00pm

You can run but You can’t hide

Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.

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Mar 17, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t Do It

We are tempted because we feel the warning sign is keeping us from something we want or need to see.

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Mar 17, 2020 08:00am

Take the 30-Day Positivity Challenge

Someone who loves me recently told me that I could work harder to make myself a more positive person.  Apparently, […]

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Mar 13, 2020 08:00am

Chaos of the Heart: Who’s Really in Control Here?

I recently read, “Heart chaos is the result of a worship disorder, not circumstances”. You see, my world is anything […]

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Mar 12, 2020 14:00pm

Cast Away

God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow.

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Mar 07, 2020 08:00am

Conversation About Homosexuality

Men with rape and molestation charges are treated the worst in prisons. Sex-offenders are viewed as the most disgusting people […]

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Mar 05, 2020 14:00pm

Choice

God wants us to choose Him.

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Mar 05, 2020 08:00am

This is How the Cycle of Anger and Abuse Can Stop With You

Growing up, I thought my family was like every other family and then I learned that we weren’t. But wait, […]

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Mar 03, 2020 08:00am

3 Ways to Defeat the Death-Grip of Pornography

Pornography is a deadly mistress. She stands poised with promises, willing and ready at a moment’s notice. She strikes unexpectedly, […]

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Mar 02, 2020 08:00am

Addiction’s Grip and What Happens When You Surrender

“Life isn’t worth living without it.”  Those six words spoken by my dad brought my world racing into high-definition focus […]

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Nov 02, 2019 08:00am

Mike and Laura Beth: From Brokenness to Mending by the Potter

Mike: Sin and Brokenness “…Looking back,  I see there was no actual desire to pursue the things of God…  Nonetheless, […]

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Sep 27, 2019 08:00am

Augustine: Pride, Sex and the Power of Jesus

Through my seminary studies, I recently read about the conversion of Augustine, one of the giants of Christian leadership and thought […]

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Aug 03, 2019 10:00am

No Matter What You’ve Done or Where You’ve Been

Spring Hunter is a woman who grew up in complete poverty, religiously adhered to a cult, suffered parental abandonment, became […]

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Jul 31, 2019 11:00am

Surrendered: Fully and Finally

I started drinking when I was fifteen because my parents were gone every weekend and my brother and sister would […]

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Jul 21, 2019 11:00am

Mike Jones: A Lifeword Story of Grace and Mercy

Matthew chapter 17 has the account of Jesus with Peter, James and John on the Mount of Transfiguration. While they […]

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Jul 20, 2019 05:00am

Part Two: Free From Pornography For Good

Pornography is a deadly mistress. She stands poised with promises, willing and ready at a moment’s notice. She strikes unexpectedly, […]

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Jul 17, 2019 16:10pm

Part One: The Prominence of Pornography

Pornography addiction is most assuredly an androgynous affair, but for men in particular, the stimulus from pornography activates parts of […]

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Apr 18, 2019 09:00am

Addiction Part Three: Restoring Broken Relationships

There’s something beautiful about a restored relationship between a child and their father. At one time, I was angry with […]

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Apr 15, 2019 09:00am

Part Two: The Relentless Grip of Addiction

“Life isn’t worth living without it.”  Those six words spoken by my dad brought my world racing into high-definition focus […]

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Apr 10, 2019 18:10pm

Addiction Part One: Returning to Bad Choices

In his wilder days, my dad had a group that he partied with. They were good guys but they all […]

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