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Jul 11, 2020 08:00am

America First, Christianity Second is not OK

One of my favorite songs outside the category of worship music is “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood. Just […]

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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 03, 2020 08:00am

4 Reasons For My Independence Day Decision

Several years ago, we moved into a house with a big wrap-around front porch. It is great for quiet sitting […]

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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 08:00am

Showing Grace When the World Expects Judgment

Every conversation you get into is an opportunity to show people the grace of God that you’ve experienced in your […]

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Jun 28, 2020 08:00am

God Receives Glory When We Don’t Discriminate

God receives glory, honor, and praise in heaven continuously around his throne. Revelation 5 says, “And they sang a new song: […]

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Jun 23, 2020 08:00am

It’s Not About Winning an Argument, But Winning a Soul

If you believe in Jesus, then apologetics is for you; it’s not just for “intellectuals.”  The clearest definition I’ve heard […]

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Jun 19, 2020 08:00am

May His Cross Destroy the Racial Divide

I am a middle-aged, middle class white woman. I was born and mostly raised in the South. I grew up […]

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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 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 13, 2020 08:00am

Why are We Allowing Celebrities to Preach to Our Kids?

I was so utterly discouraged after talking to nearly 150 teen girls that I couldn’t even write this article I […]

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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 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 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 09, 2020 08:00am

A Protest Against Refusing to Value Human Life

I’m writing this just a few days after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, so the United States […]

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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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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 03, 2020 08:00am

Yes, the Answer to Racism is Jesus

Racism has been part of the human story for thousands of years. The Bible itself contains the history of tribal […]

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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 29, 2020 08:00am

4 Tempting Ways to Determine Your Identity

I’ve often said the most destructive force on earth is a man who doesn’t know who he is. When you […]

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May 28, 2020 14:00pm

Family Blessings

During the holiday seasons, cherish the time with our family.

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May 28, 2020 08:00am

He’s a Lying Pervert: Why America May Never be Great Again

(Originally written on Election Day 2016) It’s a big day. We, the people, are obsessed with figuring out what to […]

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May 27, 2020 08:00am

Joe Costa and His Call to Serve Young People

The Costa Family Legacy Joe Costa left technology to become a champion for youth Osta became Costa when half his family moved to […]

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May 21, 2020 08:00am

Discovering What’s Actually “Essential”

It seems that our whole world has changed in the last couple of months with the global pandemic situation. Our […]

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May 14, 2020 14:00pm

Clear Instructions

God gave clear instructions on what to do after the flood: give life, do not take it.

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May 12, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us

No matter how much evil may abound, God promises His love.

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May 11, 2020 08:00am

What is God Doing With This Crisis?

Most of us would admit that we are living in times that are distinct from anything we have ever known. […]

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May 07, 2020 14:00pm

Wait on God’s “OK”

By waiting on God, we bring honor to Him.

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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 05, 2020 14:00pm

I’m in the Lord’s army

When we recognize our gifts and use them for God’s glory, we fulfill our purpose.

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May 05, 2020 08:00am

3 Reasons to Follow This Fashion Trend

Last year, I was reading through books of the Bible I had never completed. I hate to admit that, but […]

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May 02, 2020 08:00am

Quarantine Takeaways: Stripping Away the Extras

I have taken a lot of things in my life for granted. And now with all the “extra” stuff in […]

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Apr 30, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us.

He loves us in spite of our worries and insecurities.

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Apr 29, 2020 08:00am

What Proverbs Says About the Foolish and the Wise

Normally when I am praying through a book of the Bible I fall in love with it and say it […]

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Apr 26, 2020 08:00am

Politics, Religion and Freedom: Lessons From a Veteran

I was born into a military family. Those are my roots, and because of that, I probably don’t see the […]

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Apr 24, 2020 08:00am

When Fear Knocks You Down Like a Tidal Wave

If you are anything like me, you worry about what you cannot control.  You worry about things out of your […]

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Apr 23, 2020 14:00pm

You want me to do what?

What has God told you to do and what has been your response?

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Apr 21, 2020 14:00pm

Beauty Fades

I’m so thankful for a patient God, but there is coming a day when Jesus will return.

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Apr 21, 2020 08:00am

Where Do You Find Significance?

Marriages often crumble because one spouse looks to the other to completely satisfy his or her innate need for significance and for security. […]

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Apr 14, 2020 14:00pm

Tracing it Back

Because of our ancestors, we ALL have sin and are in need of a Savior.

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Apr 12, 2020 08:00am

Jesus, Most Influential Life of All Time

On behalf of the family of Jesus, I would like to thank you for your expressions of love during this […]

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Apr 08, 2020 08:00am

2 Simple Concepts From a World-Changer that Could Change the World

As I sit down to write tonight, it is very difficult to know what to say or how to say […]

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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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Apr 07, 2020 08:00am

Suicide, the LGBTQ Community, and Christians

Suicide.  It’s a topic no one wants to talk about. If it happens, people sweep it under the table. A […]

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Apr 03, 2020 08:00am

By Human Terms, the Church Should Not Have Survived the First Century

The church shouldn’t be here. It just doesn’t work. At least not in terms of how movements generally go. Organizations led […]

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Mar 31, 2020 14:00pm

Ripple Effect

Our sin has a ripple effect.

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Mar 30, 2020 08:00am

How Husbands can be Life-giving, Sacrificing, and Wife-Affirming Men

The quality of a man’s marriage life is based on his ability to die to himself. Healthy marriages are intentionally built on selflessness and […]

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Mar 28, 2020 08:00am

Jesus Defeated Death: 4 Reasons It’s a Fact

At the stores, Easter appears to be the celebration of a big, fluffy bunny that leaves behind eggs filled with […]

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