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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…

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Forget about the “perfect” Christmas

If you could change anything, what would it be? I’m not asking about world peace or cancer. We’re heading into Christmas, and this is…

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Using your time even better

Pastor Mike’s latest sermon series may challenge you a bit. It changed my perspective. Maybe you, like me, tend to justify the way you…

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You are what you look at

“The eye is the lamp of the body.” This strange image comes from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7, specifically 6:22). He…

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Being persistent, not stubborn

Today I want to talk to all the dreamers out there. I don’t mean the nighttime dreamers; I mean the other kind. If you…

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Speed bumps

Ugh! Speed bumps. They’re everywhere. It was bad enough when they put them in parking lots. Now they’re on the narrow streets of neighborhoods…

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You can’t do it all, but you can give your all

I checked the National Day Calendar for February and was stunned by how much there is to celebrate. For the shortest month of the…

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Resolve

The ticktock countdown finally reached the midnight hour. While the echo of “Auld Lang Syne” burned off in the rising sun of the dawn,…

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They use Jesus against us

Maybe Jesus was having a bad day when he told a story where the hero was a dishonest manager. Maybe he felt discouraged by…

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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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For women 18-49 (and those who love them)

If you’re a female under 50, who’s the best person at church to teach you how to live a God-pleasing life? (Hint: It’s not…