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Sep 18, 2020 08:00am

Gratitude During This Time of Anxiety IS Possible

When I was a kid, I loved to watch the Tigger movie. Tigger was always full of excitement and wonder […]

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Sep 16, 2020 08:00am

Is Church Attendance the Sole Evidence of Your Salvation?

There are many reasons Christians are losing the culture, but these are probably the top four. They are all ouch-worthy, […]

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Sep 14, 2020 08:00am

It’s Time to Be Selfless, Submissive, and Serving

The moment we commit ourselves to live for Christ is simultaneously the moment we resolve to die to ourselves.  The […]

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Sep 08, 2020 08:00am

Not Hearing From God? Might Be Time for Hearing Aids

“How’s your hearing?” That was a question my doctor started asking me about ten years ago. I would always respond […]

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Sep 03, 2020 08:00am

Do You Ever Feel Lonely?

I know I do. And I think God does, too. The author of Hebrews writes: “This High Priest of ours […]

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Sep 02, 2020 08:00am

Leadership, Submission and Other Crazy Concepts

I can remember clearly the first time I drove a motorcycle. It wasn’t because it was a lot of fun […]

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Sep 01, 2020 08:00am

You’ll Never Regret This Digital Family Plan

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 31, 2020 08:00am

Don’t Take Spiritual Shortcuts to Find Answers

Prayer is good, but . . . I want to share something on my mind and heart today, a conviction […]

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Aug 25, 2020 22:12pm

Why Would God Allow Brokenness?

Like an eggIt cracksAnd then everythingYolk and allSpills out Until the shell emptiesAnd only the shell remains There is nothingUntil […]

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Aug 21, 2020 08:00am

There’s Just One Question You Should Ask Yourself

OK, OK. Before I reveal it to you, let me explain the context a bit. As I was reading in […]

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Aug 13, 2020 08:00am

The Four-Step Prayer Plan That’s Not About You

How often do you sit down to pray, and this happens:  You think of your family.  You pray for your […]

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Aug 12, 2020 08:00am

Cleaning Out the Hypocrisy of Our Hearts

I am so thankful to God for giving me a husband that is a pastor, a preacher of the Word […]

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Aug 10, 2020 08:00am

Is There a Solution for the Racism That Divides Us?

What is the antidote for racism, prejudice, hate, ethnic nationalism and supremacy? First of all, there is no form of […]

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Aug 06, 2020 08:00am

Four takeaways from Noah’s Ark

Today is the day of salvation.

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Jul 31, 2020 08:00am

Authentic Christians Are Not Religious

Jesus speaks jarring words against the religious leaders of his day. He describes them as those who honor God with […]

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Jul 30, 2020 14:00pm

Hold onto the promises

He kept His word and stood firm on His promises

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Jul 30, 2020 08:00am

All-Bark-No-Bite Christianity

The United States is one of the only countries in the world where the church is in decline. There are […]

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Jul 28, 2020 14:00pm

Up to his old tricks

We can really mess things up, but God is always there.

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Jul 27, 2020 08:00am

The Dangerous Intersection of Faith and Fear

I need your help for a moment.  There’s an old saying that “confession is good for the soul”. I really […]

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Jul 23, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t do as I do, do as I tell you to do

Follow Christ and be the godly example your friends, family and co-workers need!

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Jul 23, 2020 08:00am

This is Why You Don’t Have to Fear the Chaos

We are living in uncertain, fearful times without precedent. It’s like the world has gone mad. When asked by a […]

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Jul 21, 2020 14:00pm

The good ole’ days

When you turn to Christ, His light reveals the sins that are hidden in the dark.

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Jul 16, 2020 14:00pm

The Man in the mirror

Jesus redeemed us, transformed us, and has called us to live a holy life.

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Jul 16, 2020 08:00am

Be Careful Where You Lean

I love the story of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, and one of the most impactful lines comes in an exchange […]

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Jul 15, 2020 08:00am

Are You Ready to be Released from the Stronghold of Anxiety?

Mindfulness.  Apparently, it means more than just “being conscious or aware of something.” It’s now more of a psychological term […]

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Jul 14, 2020 14:00pm

Asking God for Unicorns

He hears our desperate pleas, but ultimately, His will prevails.

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Jul 13, 2020 08:00am

Finding Contentment in the Wilderness of Suffering

Uncertainty unfortunately comes with the territory of being a widow, especially if you lost your husband suddenly like I did. […]

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Jul 10, 2020 08:00am

Let’s Just Be Honest About the Sin of Greed

Ask your pastor how many people he has counseled about their struggle with greed. I would guess that number would […]

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Jul 08, 2020 08:00am

Oprah, Lady Gaga, and Born That Way

So I just watched an interview Oprah did with Lady Gaga on her series Oprah’s Next Chapter, and I feel an […]

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Jul 07, 2020 14:00pm

Two laughs and a lie

Be open. Be honest. Be truthful.

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Jul 07, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How to Ensure You Don’t Betray Your First Love

“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) I feel the truth of […]

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Jul 06, 2020 08:00am

Praying Through Colossians: A Confident Hope

Colossians is a book that shows we need Christ for an eternity with God in heaven. As we have a […]

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Jul 05, 2020 08:00am

The “No Big Deal” Sin of Gossip

Some sins are extremely common and even accepted as “no big deal” within the church. None of these sins would […]

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Jul 02, 2020 14:00pm

Set Apart

Our lives should look like what Scripture defines as a follower of Christ and not to be resembling the world.

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Jul 01, 2020 08:00am

Representing Your Good Name and Your Good God

Point number one: Your reputation matters. In professional environments we call this “personal branding.”  In family circles we call this […]

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Jun 30, 2020 14:00pm

A Declaration

God is so much more than we can ever imagine.

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Jun 27, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Two

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jun 26, 2020 08:00am

In What Direction do Your Words Point?

Words shape the future. Whether we’re talking about written words or spoken words, the fact is families, churches, governments, nations […]

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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 24, 2020 08:00am

Real Faith is Transformational not Informational

Real faith uses information for the purpose of transformation. D. L. Moody said, “the Bible was not given for merely […]

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Jun 23, 2020 14:00pm

Taking matters into our own hands

Let Him work it out in His timing and not in yours.

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Jun 21, 2020 08:00am

Proverbs: 31 Chapters, 31 Prayers

(Introduction to this 31-days-of-prayer is at https://lifeword.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=4425&action=edit The following are 31 chapter summaries, key verses, and prayers inspired by the […]

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Jun 18, 2020 14:00pm

Becoming a Sacrifice

If you have accepted Him as your Savior, you have a duty to be holy, to be set apart from the rest of this world for His glory.

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 16, 2020 08:00am

Screaming Headlines, Hurting People and God’s Kingdom

I follow the Daily Wire, a conservative news source driven by Christianity’s political protagonist Ben Shapiro. I’m subscribed, so I get […]

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Jun 12, 2020 08:00am

The Fruit of Anger is Almost Always Rotten

If you’ve been a Christian for a long time, you’ve probably heard two distinct ideas about anger: The first is that […]

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Jun 11, 2020 14:00pm

God is Our Shield

When you go into battle with the enemy, you are not alone.

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Jun 09, 2020 14:00pm

Give credit where it is due

Reflect on the light of His glory and let others see the only good in us comes from Him.

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Jun 07, 2020 08:00am

Some Questions to Ask Yourself, Mr. Chauvin

Dear Derek Chauvin, I began this letter to Mr. George Floyd, but I had a change of heart. Mr. Floyd […]

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Jun 05, 2020 08:00am

God’s Redemption Plan is for All People

Racism is not a new story and sadly, it isn’t an old one either. It wasn’t so long ago that […]

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