Category: Encouragement

Navigating Life

               We all know that sin is out of the question.  When we find ourselves with two choices and one of them is sin, the sinful choice will always be outside of God’s will.  The confusion and dilemmas come at

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Spiritual Vandalism

  “My mother died when I was 11.  She had cancer.  I don’t know…I probably had seven or eight foster homes but they never included me in their Mother’s Day celebrations.”  My heart broke as this man whom I have

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The God who Sustains Me

I have two people come into my office today, both going through an immensely painful period in their life.  They are overwhelmed with sadness and confusion.  The don’t understand why things have happened to them and why God has allowed

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How to deal with People who don’t like You

Jesus loved perfectly, nevertheless, He was hated, despised, rejected, mocked, beaten, and crucified.  God used this suffering to put Jesus in a place of choice.  He could choose to endure the pain or He could have called ten thousand angels

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Violent Christianity

In a religion of peace, there is one place that God has called Christians to be violent.  Before you stop reading thinking I am some kind of wacko-weird guy, let me splain.  In the book of Matthew, Jesus says, “From

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Forget the Former Things

“Forget the former things” (Isaiah 43:18). There are so many things in my life that I want to forget.  There are things that sadden my heart to think that I did what I did or said what I said.  There

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Be Blessed!

Recently this has been on my mind quite a bit.  I have started finishing my letters, emails, and sometimes even my texts with the phrase “Be Blessed.”  I know that some people are thinking already that we are all, as

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The Divine Nature

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so

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The Lost Lessons of Pentecost

Alright you guys…I will admit it.  This one is long, but I am telling you right now, there are lessons to be learned from Pentecost that are life-changing.  Unfortunately, these lessons have been lost to most.  I can promise you

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Breaking Curses

Curses, are they real or something we might watch in a horror movie? That’s if you watch horror movies which I would not recommend J  There is nothing worse than a grown man screaming like a little girl.  I’m just

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