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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 01, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting-Part Two: “Train up a Child”

This is the second of a three-part parenting series. Part One is at https://lifeword.org/blog/christian-parenting-part-one-laying-the-foundation/ The goal of parenting is to […]

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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 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 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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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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Feb 21, 2020 08:00am

What if Christians Acted Like the Body of Christ?

In the first century, when people became followers of Christ, they did so well aware of the cost (Luke 14:28). […]

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Dec 24, 2019 08:00am

Your Christmas Table Isn’t Extravagant Enough

Wow, the spread this year! Whether you’re catering in from a restaurant (be honest, it’s tempting!) or delegating dishes to […]

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Oct 25, 2019 08:00am

The War Against Christianity

(Originally posted February 2015) Newsweek has started 2015 with a cover article entitled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” […]

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Oct 14, 2019 08:00am

11 Depression Dos and Don’ts

It’s a subject no one really wants to talk about. We whisper about it. We know it exists, but no […]

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Oct 11, 2019 08:00am

4 Dangers of Neglecting the Bible

Neglecting the Bible is nothing new in this world. But what we’re facing today in the West involves proclaiming Christians moving away […]

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Oct 10, 2019 08:00am

The Bible is Not a Book

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Jesus in Matthew 24:35 NLT) The Christian Bible […]

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Oct 04, 2019 08:00am

Why We Have Both an Old and New Testament – And the Breathtaking Thing That Ties Them Together

Many Christians, while thumbing through their Bibles,  have pondered why Scripture is broken into two, uneven halves. Is one better than the other? […]

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Sep 01, 2019 08:00am

God’s Answer to the Problem of Loneliness

In Genesis chapter one, the Bible describes the creation of the world. As God paused to contemplate His work at […]

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Aug 27, 2019 06:00am

High School: How to Survive and Thrive

Seriously, high school is tough. If it’s not the AP classes and the pressure for more college credits, it’s the […]

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Aug 25, 2019 06:00am

Tending the Gardens of Our Lives

It’s too nice of a day to stay indoors! The flowers that the kids and I planted are doing GREAT, […]

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Jul 22, 2019 16:26pm

But It’s Not My Fault

It’s obvious to me in the last sixty years there’s been a dramatic decline in the acceptance of personal responsibility […]

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Jul 18, 2019 05:30am

Discipleship Part Two: Three Chairs

SOAR . . . Man, I love this youth conference. Sold Out And Radical.  Every summer, we gather up our […]

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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 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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