Monthly Archives: July 2016

3 Realities About Doubt

Doubt can be debilitating to faith. It can cause grown men and women to lose hope. Have your ever doubted? Are you doubting now? Here are three realities about doubt. Doubt is our faith, grasping for truth and honest answers. … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Laugh Today

Most of us, including me, need to lighten up and loosen up. I tend to be too stiff, too serious, and too sad. I have a melancholy temperament. I am not saying that I shouldn’t take life seriously, I should. … Continue reading

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What Broken People Need

Do you know anyone who is broken? Hurting? Crying out for help? Living in pain? Suffering? Bet you do. It may be your spouse, your child, your neighbor, or a  friend. Everyone we meet—at work, in church, at the grocery … Continue reading

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Coping with Change

At a party, three months before my daughter was born, in front of twenty-five of my friends, most if not all, who had experienced the thrills and adventure of rearing children, I calmly remarked, “Having this baby will not change … Continue reading

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3 Actions for Dealing with a Painful Past

A thirty-nine-year-old mother of four adolescents suddenly suffered a splitting headache. Before she knew what had happened, she was undergoing surgery for a brain aneurysm. The operation was successful but had an unusual side effect. Partial amnesia caused her to … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Love Distinguish Christians?

In recent days, I wonder where the love is? I see anger, hate, revenge, and criticism. Where’s the love? Love distinguishes believers. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must … Continue reading

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The Rarity of Courage

A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to a dentist. “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want Novocain because I’m in a big hurry,” the woman said. “Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, … Continue reading

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Critical Spirit? 4 Actions to Take

Many people suffer from a critical spirit. The manager of the Cleveland Indians, Tris Speaker, said of Babe Ruth: “He made a great mistake when he gave up pitching.” Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley … Continue reading

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