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Ordinary Christianity

I wonder if the devil loves extraordinary Christianity. By “extraordinary,” I mean those stories you read in Christian books about people who prayed for…

Life’s Challenges

Goodbye regret, hello change

Mid-December regret hits hard. January brims with enthusiasm and renewed determination to change. But all too often, December is the reminder that the year…

Who is God?

God came near

One of my spiritual mentors reminded me of this shift: There is a difference between faith in the outcome I am dictating to God…

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What kind of aroma are you?

Everyone has a favorite aroma. What’s yours? Is it freshly mown grass or crisp, line-dried laundry? Is it warm chocolate chip cookies or a…

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Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

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If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

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Showing up

Woody Allen is credited with saying, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If you check other sources, he might also have said that…

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YOU are the moon

“You are the light of the world.” If Jesus didn’t say it, we might think it was false teaching. But he did say it…

Social Issues

Your problems are not outside of you

For the past 30 years or so, the self-esteem movement has preached one message: You are wonderful just the way you are. That sounds…

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Are you a success?

The biggest thing that determines your personal success is how you personally define success. So how do you define it? Is success a certain…

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Sow more Jesus seeds

Your influence grows in others like a seed growing into a strong tree. People hear your faith in Jesus; even more so, they see…

Life’s Challenges

Stand

Around 11 p.m. on Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington and his troops famously crossed the Delaware River (looking as gallant as all the…