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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 04, 2020 08:00am

Facing Rejection and Finding Acceptance

For four months I’ve been studying the book of Mark in the Bible because I received a slightly random and […]

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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 31, 2020 08:00am

Just What is it That We Expect From God?

Through the magic of social media, several years ago I reconnected with a close childhood friend. We had not communicated […]

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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 26, 2020 08:00am

Frustration, Patience, and the Game of Chess

I’ve never liked playing chess because I have never had the satisfaction of winning. As a kid, my brother would […]

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May 24, 2020 08:00am

Biggest Understatement of all Time: Parenting is Hard

My kids are out of control.  Before coronavirus, we had such a nice routine. Might I take a moment to brag?  They […]

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May 22, 2020 08:00am

Seeing Red

You see red.  Your blood pulses, your breath quickens and your thoughts fly.  You surge with energy… too much energy.  […]

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May 19, 2020 14:00pm

Heroes sin too

Our lives should reflect the light of Jesus. We shine so others may see how bright He is through us.

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May 19, 2020 08:00am

8 Ways to Conquer the Destructive Power of Fear: Part Three

It is true that fear has a destructive power in our life. But it is also true that faith in […]

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May 18, 2020 08:00am

What The Destructive Power of Fear Does to Us: Part Two

I suppose the first question you might ask me may be, “Why should I want to conquer my fears?”  And […]

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May 17, 2020 08:00am

The Destructive Power of Fear-Part One

People are afraid.   They are afraid of losing their health, wealth, mind, job, spouse or children.   They are afraid of […]

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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 12, 2020 08:00am

Tilling the Garden of Your Marriage

Springtime means gardens for many people. While my husband and I have tried our hand at vegetable gardens before, it […]

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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 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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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 04, 2020 08:00am

Who’s Really in the Driver’s Seat?

A few days ago on my drive to the office I realized something that I suppose I already knew: Automobiles […]

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May 03, 2020 08:00am

Craving Face-to-Face Contact in These Weird Times

Things are so weird, right now, for the church and those who lead her ministry. For weeks now, we’ve all […]

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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 27, 2020 08:00am

3 Reasons God’s Promises are Powerful for the Weary

There’s a phrase people use that always bugs me. It’s when a harsh confrontation needs to be had and it’s […]

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Apr 25, 2020 08:00am

When You Follow Christ You Can’t Lose it All

Jacob, son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham, had twelve sons, including Joseph and the youngest, Benjamin. The ten older […]

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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 20, 2020 08:00am

A Strong Tower in the Storms of Life

Several years ago, I was flying back to Dallas from Lubbock, Texas, when I experienced by far the most turbulent […]

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Apr 18, 2020 08:00am

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

It’s to that point.  You know what that point is for you.  Some of us have been stuck at home for several […]

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Apr 17, 2020 08:00am

A World-changing, Life-transforming Hope for the Whole World

Hope is so fundamental to the human condition that when we don’t have it life is unbearable. We know that […]

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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 09, 2020 08:00am

Crisis Speaks Loud but Jesus Has the Final Word

Our nation is experiencing record-breaking numbers as death rates from COVID-19 continue to climb. Illnesses continue to swell, and panic […]

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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 06, 2020 08:00am

If You’re a Quarantined Christian You Don’t Have to Miss Church

“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your […]

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Apr 04, 2020 08:00am

Dear Graduating Class of 2020, We know you had plans, but . . .

This won’t be a, “Hey, look on the brightside…or else you’re a sinner!” moment. So, you can relax. Truth is, […]

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Apr 02, 2020 14:00pm

Give God Your Best

They are doing these things because they know we want them to, not because they want to.

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Apr 02, 2020 08:00am

Solitude vs .The Four Lies of Isolation

In 1 Kings 17 Elijah is divinely sustained with water from a brook and food brought by ravens during a […]

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Mar 31, 2020 14:00pm

Ripple Effect

Our sin has a ripple effect.

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Mar 26, 2020 14:00pm

We can’t do it

He provided a sacrifice. An innocent gave its life to cover the sins of mankind.

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Mar 25, 2020 08:00am

How ‘Bout Painting, Planting and Playing During this Pandemic?

For all of those who are now at home, without five billion activities to rush to, without sports, without even […]

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Mar 24, 2020 14:00pm

Separation but Restoration

“Oh, death where is your sting? Oh, grace where is thy victory?”

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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 21, 2020 08:00am

Trust the Provider not the Provision

From a high of 29,551 on February 12th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) fell to 19,899 on March 18th—a […]

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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 16, 2020 08:00am

Christianity Isn’t About What You Do; It’s About Surrender to Whose You Are

A very wrong assumption about discipleship is that the right process will yield transformation. We can easily get caught up […]

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Mar 15, 2020 08:00am

Don’t Settle For an Average Life with an Average Purpose

There are only two ways to live life: Your way.  God’s way.  There is no third way. To put it […]

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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 10, 2020 14:00pm

Made for Each Other

We are a team because God designed it that way.

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Mar 06, 2020 08:00am

Betrayal Doesn’t Have to be a Relational Death Sentence

RESPONDING TO BETRAYAL  I have heard it said that given enough time everyone will eventually let you down. That sounds […]

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