Monthly Archives: June 2016

Knowing Your “Why?”

“What do you do?” is a common question we are often asked. Meaning that is your profession, your occupation, how you making a living. What if you were asked, “Why do you do what you do?” In other words, why … Continue reading

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3 Secrets for Facing Fear with Confidence

We are living in white-knuckle times. You know the experience. It is like when you and your sweetheart are on a roller coaster. You are cocky. You are in control. Everything seems fine as slowly the vehicle climbs the mountain … Continue reading

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Church: The Ultimate Team Sport

God designed the church for every member to do the work of ministry, not just the pastors. This thought is admonished in Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Acts 6:1-4. From the beginning of The Scriptures we see team ministry being … Continue reading

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Help for the Hurting

Psalm 23 speaks to hearts, quiets spirits, and eases loneliness. It is a favorite psalm for many people. Martin Luther called Psalm 23 the nightingale psalm. Supposedly the nightingale sings its sweetest melody when the night is darkest. This psalm … Continue reading

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5 Measures for Healing Hidden Wounds

We’ve all been hurt. Some more deeply than others. And, for some, in a complex and desperate attempt, they seek to protect themselves from the pain of their past. The problem is that in time, when least expected, the strong … Continue reading

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3 Actions When Facing Loss

The Golden State Warriors defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals reminds us that we live constantly under the threat of loss—from the loss of teeth, hair, and a waistline; to the loss of health and energy; to … Continue reading

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Keep doing what you’ve been called to do

Keep doing what you’ve been called to do. “If I say, ‘I won’t mention Him or speak any longer in His name,’ His message becomes a fire burning in my heart, shut up in my bones. I become tired of … Continue reading

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4 Choices You Need to Make in a Crisis

The Chinese language uses two characters to form the word crisis: one means danger, the other opportunity. A crisis can blindside you, bringing pain and added hurt, or it can provide an opportunity, leading you to a new adventure and … Continue reading

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Are You a Joyful Christian?

Are you a joyful Christian? “What has happened to all your joy” (Gal. 4:15 NIV). Several years ago a Wendy’s television commercial depicted an old lady with a wrinkled face and curly gray hair shuffling up to the counter of … Continue reading

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4 Actions toVictory Over Sin

In his book Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes: “There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. But then I decided to fight back. I … Continue reading

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