Life

What Does a Real Mentor Teach?

Frank Ramos Everyone talks about mentoring.  In corporate America, seasoned employees are matched with new recruits.  In colleges and high schools, seniors are partnered with freshmen.  Mentoring affords one an opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes, takes the mystery out of what to do and what not to do, and offers advice that works.  Mentors […]

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Me Obey Him – Are You Kidding?

Remember the traditional wedding vows when the preacher asks the bride, “Will you love, honor, and obey?” “Me obey him – are you kidding?” is not an unusual response in today’s culture. If the pastor quotes from Ephesians 5:22-23, which states, “Wives be subject to your own husbands as to the Lord. For the husband […]

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Are You a Role Model?

In a culture that glorifies beauty, sexuality and wealth above character, it should not be surprising when popular female role models party panty-free, proudly serve their not-so-proverbial five minutes of jail time and regularly grace the tabloid covers. A glimpse behind the glamour, the six-figure contracts and fame all too often reveal substance abuse, depression […]

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Time for a Healthy Change

It’s time to “come out of Babylon” in regard to your health and the health of your family.  Get ready, as you are about to be reminded of who you are, so that you can access the power and inspiration of the Spirit and stop participating in this world’s “gentile” madness. In the first article […]

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Financial Planning 101

There are three things you need to know in order to develop a “Christian” financial plan. First, you need to know your eternal position because of what Christ Jesus has already accomplished on your behalf. Second, you need to know exactly where you are. And third, you need to know where you want to be. […]

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Summer Skin – Care Tips

One of the glorious things about the summer is how much time there is to spend outside. The general good weather allows for plenty of time to soak up the sun. However, all of this time outside can do some serious damage if proper care isn’t given to skin. The chances of sunburn, wrinkles, age […]

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Arise, Beauty, Arise!

Who me?  I’m not beautiful.  I’m only someone likely to make a bad choice, believe a lie, or place my affections on wrong things.  How can God call me beautiful?  How can I arise from my knees in those places of deep regret?  Isn’t this the way we often feel when we read the words: […]

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Doggie Bags and Broken Walls

Food is evil. Why? Because it can be so insanely delicious that we lose our minds temporarily, throw caution to the wind and gorge. This is a fairly common issue. However, it is becoming more frequent with foods that don’t even taste good. Eating with self-control is extremely important in a world dominated by fast […]

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Divorce – God’s View

The subject of divorce can be a controversial issue in the church. Bring it up in a Bible study and you can get into some heated debates. There are various views on this subject from “divorce is always wrong” to “it is no big deal” and everything in between. A person’s marital or divorced status […]

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8 Steps to Fighting Depression

Three of my kids hid in their room, afraid to come out. While I sobbed on the floor, my oldest — ten years old at the time — tried comforting me, even prayed over my slackened body. Sadly, the weight of debt, insecurities and the fear of living in the middle of a cancer cluster […]

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