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What humility really is

For many years I thought humility was negating any compliment given to me with criticism. I think it made me uncomfortable to think that there could be anything good about me. In hindsight, it sounds really stupid.  Through a couple of revelations brought on by grace...

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Finding your purpose as a Christian

There’s an upside down view we often take when we consider our purpose as a Christian. The day God reveals His unfathomable love for us, we start wondering, “What’s so special about me?”. I’m not sure if it is a cultural thing, but the revelation...

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How to live out the greatest command: Love

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus is confronted by the Pharisees with the question:  “What is the greatest command?”   Jesus replies, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the...

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Unmarked Graves Explained

In case you were wondering where Jesus’ comment on unmarked graves originates, here’s the scripture to refresh your memory. 42“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to...

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Book review: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

By luck, I happened across this non-fiction book that unravels the web surrounding the opiate epidemic in America.  Dreamland taught me compassion   Written by Sam Quinones, Dreamland is a well-researched compilation of stories that I couldn’t stop reading. The stories about the impoverished Xalisco Boys who...

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“Generational Curses” Explained and Why It’s Un-Biblical

There are times in our lives where things get extraordinarily tough. It’s either one big curve-ball like cancer, or it’s the thousand little paper-cuts that have been accumulating over years and that last one just cut you off at the knees.    In these times, we confide...

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How to overcome condemnation

I wish I could say that fighting the battle against condemnation was as easy as throwing Romans 8: 1 – 2  at your feelings a hundred times a day:, but sometimes the scripts of condemnation run so deep.

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Thoughts on a Wrinkle in Time

Before the release of the latest Wrinkle in Time film, I had the opportunity to listen to the audio book to get the big juicy version of the story before it is watered down into chew-able movie chunks. And what a juicy, multifaceted story indeed.  Combining...

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The Garden and The Fall

Sometimes it’s hard to feel bad for the muck up Adam and Eve made when they ate the fruit of the forbidden tree. To me, if I only look at Genesis as a historical story, that happened near the beginning of time it’s no wonder...

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Freedom from Fear Through Romans 8:28

The best I can do is to tell my story. So, I’ll tell this one and hope you can relate to it in some way.  I have always had the deep-seated fear of making any kind of decision. Whether big or small, the what ifs...