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DEBT: A four-letter word

Debt can make you do spiritually dumb things. Debt causes stress, affecting your relationships and your waistline. Debt causes fights over spending habits. Debt…

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Self-control is a “fruit”

I wish self-control was a microwavable meal. Pop in a prayer request, wait a minute or two, and your self-control comes out, steaming and…

Life’s Challenges

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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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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Not-so-fast food for the soul

I eat too fast. This has been a lifelong struggle, and I’m not sure when it started. But when I’m out at a restaurant…

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Invisible poison—you need the cure

I had one of the worst days of my life recently when I took my baby in for his one-year-old checkup and found out…

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The economy of more

Last year I asked for more. I had one insane financial goal, and I asked God to help me meet it. He did. And…

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Jesus calls the broken

Have you ever pretended you had it all together? Recently, I met a friend for coffee and, fueled by Pastor Mike’s sermons, decided to…

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Don’t give up on Jesus

We are three weeks into the new year, so maybe you, like me, have already started writing the correct year on important documents. How’s…

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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…

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Better is good

Forget about perfect. It’s not going to happen. Only God is perfect. I suggest we focus on something more attainable like being better. We…

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Sin is short-term pleasure

Back in 2011, Miami rapper Pitbull released a song that would flood the airwaves and dominate the charts. In its chorus, he sang about…