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Jun 13, 2019 06:00am

The Real Truth About Real Men

There are countless voices in our culture ringing through the air with definitions of what men should be like in […]

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Jun 06, 2019 14:00pm

UPDATE: Blessings and Difficulties of Ministry

(Click here to read the original article published on May 31, 2019.) On the sixth day of the strikes by […]

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Jun 03, 2019 23:00pm

He’s Already There

Searching… My email is like the pit of despair. I keep everything, you know, just in case. Like all the […]

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Jun 01, 2019 03:30am

Your Truth or My Truth?

In people’s lives, there must come a time when they decide for themselves what they really believe. Because I grew […]

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May 31, 2019 20:25pm

Blessings and Difficulties of Ministry

(Click here to read the UPDATE on this article) It is three a.m.  In the darkness of the morning, Lifeword […]

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May 30, 2019 07:00am

If It Feels Right, Do It?

“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which […]

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May 29, 2019 08:00am

To Each His Own?

“That may be true for you, but it’s not true for me.” Has anyone ever said this to you in […]

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May 27, 2019 20:37pm

“Just follow your heart.”

Every time I see that phrase tweeted or represented in a pretty meme of some kind, I want to yell, […]

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May 26, 2019 04:00am

Deliverer From the Enemy

John Paton (1824—1907), missionary to the New Hebrides Islands in the South Pacific, was on one occasion surrounded by a […]

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May 24, 2019 13:00pm

I Never Dreamed

“I never dreamed” when I was a teen that my lifelong best friend would be murdered while sleeping in bed.  […]

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May 22, 2019 10:00am

The Evil in This World

The most formidable problem against Christianity isn’t whether or not God exists, but rather, if he does exist, why he […]

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May 20, 2019 08:30am

Saved to Serve

In people’s lives, there must come a time when they decide for themselves what they really believe. Because I grew […]

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May 18, 2019 05:00am

Letter to the Class of 2019

Dear high school graduate, I see your smiling face, your parents’ arms thrown around you, hugging you tightly, and I […]

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May 16, 2019 11:00am

Graduations & Yanking the Rug

Eighteen years…Eighteen years and two months to be exact. That should have been plenty of time to prepare for what […]

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May 14, 2019 20:25pm

Invitation to Life

All it took was an invitation. An invitation to go to the church around the corner.  My family had just […]

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May 12, 2019 19:30pm

The Sting of Loneliness

I remember a time when a very long relationship ended, and the feeling was like a shotgun to my chest. […]

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May 10, 2019 05:30am

Hi, I’m Lori. I’m infertile. I’m a mom.

“Mrs. Cline” the lady behind the receptionist desk called out.  I walked up and answered, “Yes.”  “Are you here for […]

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May 08, 2019 10:30am

Mother’s Day Misery: The Road to Motherhood

Mother’s Day Sundays would bring such heartache for many years. Oh sure, I still had my mom with me (300 […]

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May 04, 2019 07:30am

Depression: the Battle & the Defeat

Did Jesus battle depression? Seems like a strange question at first, but consider Isaiah’s prophesy of the coming Messiah: “He […]

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May 01, 2019 09:00am

Two Lies & Two Truths About Joy & Peace

Do you want more joy and peace in your life? Who doesn’t, right? I’ve never heard anyone say, “You know, […]

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Apr 29, 2019 07:00am

What Happens When You Pray?

Do you ever wonder what happens when you pray? Sometimes we need a reminder. You may value prayer and you […]

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Apr 27, 2019 15:58pm

Prayer Doesn’t Fix Everything, But It Changes Everything

I’ve been a praying person for much of my life. Has it worked? Has it fixed me entirely? Apparently not, because I […]

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Apr 25, 2019 17:36pm

Responsibility Made Me Do It

It was around 1:00 in the morning when I was jarred awake by my wife slapping me in the chest […]

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Apr 23, 2019 08:00am

Bow Before the King

I’ve always loved watching and reading anything about medieval times. Kings and their royal families, strong and fearless knights storming […]

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Apr 20, 2019 07:00am

Resurrection: The Burden of Proof

The conception and rise of Christianity in the first century was due to the resurrection of Jesus, and so profoundly […]

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Apr 19, 2019 07:00am

Crucifixion: His Agony, the World’s Redemption

“Jesus died on a cross.”  We should not be able to utter that without an utterly overwhelming shudder of awe, […]

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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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Apr 03, 2019 19:27pm

Thoughts, Habits, and a Changed Life

My almost two-year-old son, Luke, is fascinated with trucks and trailers. If we’re out driving around and an 18-wheeler drives […]

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Mar 28, 2019 18:44pm

When Things Fall Apart

Sometimes, everything around you seems to be falling apart. The markets are down and retirement looks bleak… You can’t seem […]

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Mar 19, 2019 18:39pm

Say It Isn’t So…

Last week’s revelation that fifty people had been charged in scams to get their kids into colleges illegally did not […]

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Mar 06, 2019 08:00am

Where You’ll Find Joy

I get so frustrated when I lose my keys, my cell phone, or that important receipt. It’s discouraging. If it’s […]

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Feb 28, 2019 15:22pm

The Need for Purpose-Millennials Part Three

It was like an assembly line, but there were no machines doing any work. It was me. A spread of […]

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Feb 20, 2019 20:13pm

The Need for Purpose-Millennials Part Two

It was just supposed to be a casual drive from home to visit a friend a few hours away. But […]

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Feb 14, 2019 21:02pm

Celebrating the Greatest Love

Nafisa Morris is a young widow who writes Rekindling Joy, a blog that encourages others who have suffered similar losses. Her […]

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Feb 13, 2019 19:08pm

The Need to Belong-Millennials Part One

The generation that is ascending into adulthood today, known as the millennial generation, is one that many would call “entitled,” […]

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Jan 30, 2019 14:13pm

No Longer Alone: A Woman Remembers-Part Three

A simple Google search for the true meaning of happiness gives you 473,000,000 results. Could it really be that easy? […]

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Jan 17, 2019 04:52am

Alone Among Friends: A Teenage Girl Remembers-Part Two

Before the days of Instagram and Facebook and even cell phones, we had film. Actual film. You put the roll […]

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Jan 14, 2019 08:50am

Loneliness and Longing: A Little Girl Remembers-Part One

At just seven years old, I knew the hurt of loneliness. My mother worked long hours overnight to pay the […]

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Jan 08, 2019 01:20am

Forgiveness is a Heart Thing

I’m not sure when it happened, but by the time I had children of my own, I had forgiven my […]

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Dec 12, 2018 20:03pm

What Happens When the Holidays Hurt?

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it isn’t. Everything about the season highlights your loss, whether […]

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Dec 04, 2018 22:40pm

Do They Know It’s Christmastime?

It was 1984, and news reports about the famine in Ethiopia shocked the world with pictures of starving children with […]

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Oct 21, 2018 13:23pm

Ben and His Missionary Heart

If you ever have the privilege of meeting Ben Roberson, you will never forget him. One of the first times […]

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Sep 19, 2018 18:01pm

Who Else Is There? by Rana Costa El-Hage

She walked into my makeshift clinic room hesitantly and took a seat. I thought she was in her mid-fifties, but her […]

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Sep 19, 2018 17:38pm

Lifeword Cloud Language #4: Spanish

In 1979, fourteen years after Lifeword’s (then Harvest Gleaner Hour’s) first broadcast, the highly anticipated Spanish language was added to […]

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Sep 19, 2018 16:26pm

Lifeword Cloud Language #3: Arabic

Only five languages have been chosen by Lifeword as “starter languages” included in the beta-testing stage before the public rollout […]

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Sep 19, 2018 16:15pm

Generational Effects of a Changed Life: Vicente Lopez

Quebrada de Humahuaca (named by the Inca descendents of northern Argentina) is a narrow valley just south of the Bolivian […]

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Sep 18, 2018 18:27pm

Valley of the Dry Bones: Replanting Temple Baptist Church By Drew Cline, Lead Pastor

Ezekiel 36:36 (ESV) “Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I am the Lord; I […]

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Jul 24, 2018 13:52pm

Lifeword Cloud: What’s it all about?

For those of us who are technologically challenged, Lifeword’s new initiative, the Cloud, is difficult to understand and even harder […]

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