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I’m Loving ‘Em!

I think every month should be the love month, not just February. Why do we go overboard and pour out love in all kinds of ways in one month on one particular day? Love, one of the most powerful things in life, can also be the most difficult. It’s also the most fun when you get to really love people in the same way God loves us. We all know the part of 1 Corinthians 13 that begins with “love is patient, love is kind,” but the verses just before that are just as important. “If I could speak all […]

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Tony Campolo Stirs Up Young Professionals for the Kingdom

Jesus often taught and talked about the difficulty in following Him rather than the things of this world — to put our words into action by continuing to give and help and spend ourselves to glorify our Father in heaven. Riding in on a donkey as a humble servant, He was not what the world expected. Jesus came to die and fulfill His purpose and calling, and spent Himself for the call of the gospel. But are we doing the same? This question was asked during a recent event hosted by the National Christian Foundation of South Florida. Their guest […]

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Meryl Streep Is Probably Exhausted

One of the things I say a lot is that everyone is exhausted. I think that’s true. It may be, though, that no one is quite as exhausted as José Micard Teixeira…or, maybe, Meryl Streep. Recently, a lengthy quotation attributed to Streep (but actually penned by Portuguese self-help author and life coach, Teixeira) started making the rounds on the internet. It’s a manifesto of sorts, announcing to the world a set of things he would no longer do. For instance, Teixeira says that he has “no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism, and demands of any nature. I lost the will […]

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Making A New Years Dissolution

Instead of coming up with yet one more resolution, maybe this year it’s time to add a “dissolution” to our New Year’s list? This is where we make a conscious effort to “dissolve” our own efforts towards ridding that stubborn thorn in our lives that simply will not change. Certainly change is good when appropriate, but not all things are going to change. Maybe the first order of business in the New Year is to consider the difference. There is an old saying worth looking at that goes like this: “God, grant me the serenity To accept the things I […]

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New Devotional Emphasizes Grace

Every year around this time, millions of people begin to contemplate what their New Year’s resolutions will be. However, according to Tullian Tchividjian, senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and the grandson of Evangelist Billy Graham,.people should think twice before making one. In his upcoming book, It Is Finished: 365 Days of Good News, Tchividjian’s message is that while we have good intentions of fixing ourselves when we make New Year’s resolutions, not only do we all wind up falling short when we break them, but we shouldn’t associate our worth and value to a resolution […]

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A Place for Jewish Friends to Learn About Jesus

Many Christians have often asked the question, “How do I share my faith with my Jewish friends in a loving and sensitive way.” That question is ultimately what led Michael and Mimi Finesilver, Jewish believers themselves, to bring an unlikely group of people together in their home on Shabbat, the Sabbath day. Shabbat is a special time to rest, reflect and spend time with family and friends, and the Finesilvers couldn’t imagine a better time to invite others into their home to share the gospel in a loving and understanding environment. Shabbat is a joyful time — a time to […]

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The Heart of God?

What is God really like? It’s easy to think that God is like a divine drill sergeant, just waiting for people to mess up so that he can make them pay. However, that is not the picture of God that the Bible presents. Jesus cleared up any misconceptions of God’s heart in his famous parable of the prodigal son. It’s the classic story about the son who rebelliously walked away from his father and the father who gladly welcomed him back. Jesus used the father in the parable to reveal God’s heart of compassion for the lost and his celebration […]

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Resolve of the Redeemed

If you are like most of us, you have prayerfully considered some things you would like to be different about 2015 compared to last year. This may have led you down “The Road of Resolve.” Perhaps you resolve to. . . The Road of Resolve – get in better shape – earn better grades – spend more wisely – be more organized – be more patient – serve more – save more – give more – forgive quickly – love unconditionally – pray unceasingly Did I miss one of your resolutions?   Biblical resolutions The Scriptures make it crystal clear […]

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The Call to Mentor Others

Most of us can think of someone who served as a formal or informal mentor in our lives. Some examples include parents, coaches, teachers, Bible study teachers, colleagues, supervisors or neighbors. While you may not even know where your mentor lives anymore, his or her legacy likely still lives on within you. God calls us to serve one another as mentors and provides us numerous stories, proverbs, and admonishments to help us understand how to do it well. If you are willing to step up to the plate, here are a few items you will to take with you on […]

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