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Trash mouth

Think back to your younger years. Where did you learn the meaning of “street” words, i.e., cussing, swearing, body parts? Probably from your (slightly…

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You can learn to be content

Literature is full of stories that offer explanations of why things happen. Shakespeare presented Romeo and Juliet as star-crossed lovers, i.e., their deaths were…

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The fruit of self-control

I know better than to take a pint of ice cream to the couch. I know I shouldn’t hold it in my hands until…

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Thank God for good followers

A friend recently told me he thinks that for every leadership conference people attend, they should have to attend two follower conferences. The more…

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We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

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Who, me? Touchy?

I sure can see the problems caused by other people’s hair-trigger tempers. One of the members of our church council went off on me…

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Who, me? Proud?

The 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians is justly famous. It is a brilliant and poetic exposition of the meaning of true love, biblical love,…

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Difficult people: In the mirror

If everyone you know is difficult to deal with, here’s a heads up. Take a look in the mirror. The most difficult person of…

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When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

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3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

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Change Your Negative Thoughts to Positive

You don’t need to be stuck in negative thoughts. You can do this by literally changing your brain. Pastor Ben explains.

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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…