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5 Ways to Transform Misfortune to Miracles

Bad things do happen to people. Life is unfair. Happenings do not always go as planned. Circumstances change. Businesses go bankrupt. Employees are laid off or fired. Athletic contests are lost. Scholarships are given to others. Relationships are broken. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Five Habits of Happiness

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that 60% of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40% is up to us. He further suggests that happy people have habits one can introduce into their everyday … Continue reading

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12 Lessons from The Boys in the Boat

  The Boys in the Boat, written by Daniel James Brown, is the true story of nine Americans and their epic quest for gold in eight0oared rowing at the 1936 Olympics. It’s a story of work, determination, overcoming adversity, defeating … Continue reading

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2 Reasons We Should Forgive

“Forgiveness is God’s invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And he invites us all to forgive … Continue reading

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Submission Is for Everyone

“Submission is the ability to lay down the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way.” –Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline The word submit conjures up images of doormats, of being run over, of second class citizens, and … Continue reading

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7 Observations about The Truth

What is truth? People don’t know and don’t wan to know. Here are 7 observations that I have made concerning truth. 1. We live in a truth-is-relative culture. People often say, “What is truth for you may not be truth … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Financial Peace

Most of us grew up with a skewed understanding of money and possessions. Consequently, a wrong perspective has landed us in a financial crisis and fiscal uncertainty. Would you agree that your current way of viewing and managing your money … Continue reading

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You Can Speak the Truth, But Can Your Receive It?

Sometime back I go an email from a friend. I had written a devotional about speaking the truth in love. She replied back, asking me to write about receiving the truth in love. Apparently she had confronted someone with the … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hopeless

Have you ever noticed that God seems most interested in people who are unpretentious—those who are hopeless, those who have their share of desperation and defeat, those who are flawed and wounded, those in whom most of the world has … Continue reading

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Temptation or Test?

“I can resist everything except temptation.” –Oscar Wilde, the playwright At the outset of Jesus’ public ministry, Jesus was led by the Spirit Jesus to be tempted by the devil. And, while the text doesn’t say it, He was being … Continue reading

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