Life

The Gospel’s power to change a life

                One of the most exciting things about our relationship with God is that He does not leave us as we are but changes us by shaping our character to look more like His own. The Bible teaches us that our relationship with God through Christ ought to […]

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Build a solid financial foundation this New Year’s

                Happy New Year! January is a time when many people make personal resolutions and renew their commitment to live their lives the “right” way – by eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly and promising to do more for their families and community. It’s also a great time […]

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Not just for Valentine’s Day

                What is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for you?                 When I thought about this recently, one of the first things that came to mind was when I suffered a significant head injury several years ago. […]

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Looking for financial security

The world tells us security can come in many forms such as a big bank account, a great job or a large retirement fund. We use many of these things as “security blankets” instead of seeking the only true secure foundation available. The security blanket has played a big role in our family life. Emma, […]

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If God had a refrigerator …

                As you stand at the threshold of yet another year, what do you see?                 Do you see a world of possibility before you or a world of problems? Do you see a life filled with an abundance of opportunities […]

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Time for Change

What if you knew a way to limit the probability that your teenager would become pregnant? Wouldn’t you make whatever changes were necessary to help your child avoid an unplanned pregnancy? Wouldn’t almost any change be worth it? Change” is the word that took the election by storm. We have been hearing a lot about […]

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Don’t waste this recession!

We all know times are tough. The perfect storm of a bursting economic and housing bubble, a normal business cycle downturn, the subprime mortgage scandal and a presidential election year have all led to dire predictions, hopelessness and desperate measures. Most people ask, “Where is it all going?” but the better question is, “What is […]

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Servant leaders like Joshua

Did you get your check yet? You know, the check we have been told we deserve from the government – the free bailout to tide you over in these difficult times. The “Me” check. We sound like children who have spent their allowance and are now coming to dad for more. Speaking of our children, […]

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Delaying the inevitable

You’d think if you heard God’s audible voice, you’d listen. But, Jonah obviously had hearing problems. When God told him to preach to the Ninevites, not only did he flee to Tarshish by boat, but then he begged to be thrown overboard so he could die rather than obey God. As graceful as God is, […]

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Raise and release

Last month my oldest son went on his first Boy Scout camping trip by himself. For the first time, he was completely away from me and his mom. It made me wonder if I have done all I can to prepare him. How did he manage? Did he do the right things? How did he […]

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