For God’s sake

Much of what we hear from pulpits and those preaching the tenets of Christianity today is hyper-focused on how much God loves us. To claim otherwise would be untrue, as it is by His love that He chose to redeem us; however, there is a greater cause that we tend to forget as we're basking …

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The marking of our Maker

The book of Revelation is probably the most well known and intriguing one among the entire 66 books of the Bible. The visions that John shares of the end times holds the attention of even doubters of the Christian faith and, among the many he records, perhaps the mark of the beast is most widely …

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How I became an intellectual liar

Up until the last decade or so, I had no interest in anything that could be found in books. My mind was busy pursuing life as an application, unthought out, while emotions and experience ruled the day. I enjoyed living in the moment and going after whatever fed my fancy at the time, which mostly …

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Eager, yet meager

"For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. 'Why have we fasted,' they …

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Planning that prevails

If there's one thing most of us share, it's the desire to be in control. For some, it breeds the scheduling and planning that consumes our time, ensuring every hour is accounted for and the tasks of the day are all accomplished. Even the other folks, who appear to be lackadaisical and hyper-flexible with their …

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He loves me, He loves me not

Remember that little flower petal picking game back in the day? Pick a daisy and, one by one, pull off each white petal until the last one is reached and the decision is set in adolescent stone; does the one who's captured your young heart love you, or not? I lead with flowers and their …

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It is all about you

Although I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, I read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren back in 2002 when it first came out. The only part of the book I still remember was the very first line, "It's not all about you." Many years, and books, later, I would have to disagree, in part. …

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