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Fast company

People fast for various reasons. Sometimes they need to clean out their digestive systems completely to prepare for an upcoming surgery, or perhaps they…

Friends & Family

God help me assume the best and speak no ill

“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…

Living My Faith

I’m tired of rivalries

In the past two weeks, I’ve had a couple of people from two different schools say things—either outright or subtly—to let me know we…

Life’s Challenges

Too much? Too little?

Everybody would like to strike it rich. From the gold fevers of the mid-1800s to today’s sophisticated investors like arbitrageurs of Wall Street, from…

Living My Faith

What this televangelist learned from televangelists

If words mean anything, I am technically a televangelist. Tele = “TV.” Ev = “Good” in Greek. Angel =“Messenger” in Greek. Since I am…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t Block God’s Blessings

Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Jon recounts the little known story of Mephibosheth to help us see how God blesses us regardless of the challenges in our lives.

Life’s Challenges

Can You Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves?

Why should you show love and kindness to those who don’t deserve it?

Life’s Challenges

Punished for Others’ Mistakes

Why do we have to shoulder the burden and weight of other people’s mistakes?

Friends & Family

Forgive and learn

Perhaps you’re familiar with the saying “forgive and forget.” This concept takes its cue from God’s Word in Jeremiah 31:34: “I will forgive their…

Life’s Challenges

The thing you need more than more time

I had a light bulb spiritual moment the other day. My friend and I were reflecting on the past summer, sharing struggles and spiritual…

Living My Faith

The role of rules

Every family has its own set of rules: Rules that dictate proper behavior. Rules that govern the use of electronics. Rules that establish a…

Living My Faith

Thinking the worst

Every year there are government elections of one sort or another, and they always leave me a little worn out. Between the ads, the…