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The dumpster story

There was once a man who had a secret stash of pornographic magazines. One day when his wife was gone, he indulged his sinful…

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Overflowing

“Excuse me, sir?!” I was trying to exit a coffee shop as a kind lady behind the coffee bar continued, “I was listening to…

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What’s your secret?

Hello. My name is Jon Enter. Husband. Father of four. Pastor. Coach. Sin addict. And so are you. You may not see it. You…

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Guardrails

Over a decade ago, I heard a brilliant teaching on the need for adding rules to the Bible. If that sounds bad, it wasn’t….

Friends & Family

You are not a black sheep

When Ananias reached out his hands toward the serial killer, I wonder if they were trembling. God had spoken directly to Ananias, sending him…

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You are normal

When you find yourself addicted to destructive behavior, you might assume that you are not normal, the only one who struggles so deeply, so…

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Can God love me?

Did you ever hear about the day John Lennon, one of the Beatles, wrote a desperate note to a televangelist? In 1972 Lennon reached…

Bible 101

3 essential verses if you feel ashamed

If you frequently feel shame, that humiliation over your sins that makes you feel like you don’t belong and that you need to hide,…

Friends & Family

Drug court wisdom

The other day I was in a courtroom to offer encouragement to a friend facing serious legal charges for her drug-related decisions. The judge,…

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Replacing thieves

We usually reserve the term addiction for the really bad stuff. Being labeled as an addict carries with it many stigmas. But in a…

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Jesus lights the dark corners

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). We could return to these 13 words every day…

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Stock your arsenal

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t have too many enemies. I had that one terrible landlord once, a couple disgruntled employees, and…