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Use worldly wealth to gain eternal friendships

Some things that were valuable in 2019 have no value in 2020. For example, the plane tickets I purchased in 2019 had no value…

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Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

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Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

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Still at risk

How different Israelite society was 3,400 years ago! The conquest of Canaan had just begun; most of the people had a subsistence lifestyle and…

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Blessing #5—Teaching Us to See People

Once self-isolation became the norm in our neighborhoods, I started to (finally) think of my neighbors. The elderly couple down the road—how are they…

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When leaders go first, people will follow

Five friends are wasting time trying to decide where to have lunch. One wants speed, one wants ambience, one wants a particular cuisine, yada…

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Is following God like eating boiled brussels sprouts?

My mother is a good cook, so I enjoyed almost everything she made when I was a kid. But every once in a while…

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What’s your action plan?

Death made headlines again. Immediately after the news of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash spread, the posts on social media were begging us to hug…

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Watch your mouth

I’m a big fan of words and talking with both people I know and people I’m about to know. This is a positive because…

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Resolve to serve

Happy New Year! Have you made a resolution yet? I haven’t made a long-term one because I’m trying something new. I’m focusing on a…

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If church were a gym

“Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to…

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A different kind of list

From a parenting perspective, Christmas is a pretty easy time to get kids to behave. After all, they are keenly aware of Santa’s naughty-or-nice…