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5 Things You Need to Know About Envy

Envy has been called “the green sickness,” “a torment,” and “the most corroding of the vices.” Philip Bailey vividly described it as “a coal come hissing hot from hell.” And speaking of hell, no one has done a better job … Continue reading

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What to do when angry

  Regina Barreca wrote in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, “. . .anger is . . . an itch, an allergic reaction to some little piece of life’s pollen blown your way.” Of all emotions, anger is probably the most common … Continue reading

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The Power of Persistence

Victory belongs not to the faint-hearted. Nor does it belong to the weak-willed. Nor to the uncommitted. Not if the enemy is great and his resolution strong. Only by facing the opponent head-on with undaunted valor can the battle be … Continue reading

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How Hot Is Your Passion?

Passion is a word that gets a lot of bad press. It’s often misunderstood. To some, the word passion brings back memories of illicit desires at drive-in movies with a high school flame. To others it evokes images of a … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Serve Others

At a men’s meeting, a friend told about selling insurance earlier in his life. A story had circulated at insurance conventions about a lady who recently lost her husband and now was faced to care for family alone. A few … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Fear

Fear is very much a part of life. It is a God-given emotion.  To be afraid is normal.  Yet, if fear is out of control, it is the most paralyzing emotion of all.  Fear makes a person doubt their abilities … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Overcoming Worry

Immediately after World War II the Allied armies gathered up many hungry, homeless children and placed them in large camps. There the children were abundantly fed and cared for. However, at night they did not sleep well.  They seemed restless … Continue reading

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4 Reflections While You Wait

No one likes to wait. But we wait in traffic, in carpool lines, in holding patterns, in grocery stores, for the foursome ahead of us, for the doctor, for a spouse, for a baby, for retirement, for sermons to get … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Plug into God’s Power

If Jesus dwells within me, why do I feel so powerless? Have you ever asked that question? I have. I read about a lady who had a small house on the seashore of Ireland at the turn of the century. … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Pray Daily

Prayer is the indispensable and vital function of a believer. No aspect of our Christian life is more essential and crucial to our personal growth and spiritual health than spending time with God. We are never taller than when we … Continue reading

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