Life

A Mother’s Day to Remember

It was Mother’s Day 2013 when I stood before an altar in an empty church and accepted Christ into my life. I realized back then in that moment that Jesus picked that day for a specific reason. My doubt, my pain, my reason for living was all tied up in my role as a mother; […]

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I Am Woman; Where’s My Roar?

The message today to women is you can both have and do it all. So why aren’t more women roaring rather than dealing with depression and anxiety? It is hard to roar when you are depressed or anxious. I can hear some man saying, “Oh. my wife roars plenty around our house.” There is a […]

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Should Shoppers Boycott Companies That Don’t Uphold Their Values?

Many Christians have been looking more closely at the places they shop, concerned about the values the corporations’ owners endorse. Other Christians either choose to focus on issues more important to them or on the individual workers who could be harmed by a boycott. Complicating the matter for many is the difference between the approaches […]

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Giving Up Childish Ways

“You’re acting like a child.” That statement will usually make any adult continue acting like a child. What is being referred to in such an allegation? It means we are acting out our emotions rather than verbalizing them. In so doing we are harming others or even ourselves. This is a major distinction between the […]

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Getting to Know Those with Autism Brings a Fresh Perspective

  Do you know what autism is? Calvary Christian Academy Bible teacher Johnny Crank came face to face with autism 8 years ago when his son, Max, was diagnosed with autism.  After adopting triplets, Crank and his wife Jamie knew their task would be challenging, for they were already parents of triplets (Max included). From […]

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Hope of Healing for Men

The Gathering USA is a ministry of evangelism, discipleship and mission opportunities for men. One of the ministries offered at The Gathering at Palm Beach County is a fellowship for men who are seeking freedom from the bondage of pornography and other addictive sexual activities. The Conquer Series is a training, geared toward church leadership, […]

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Put that Tax Return to Good Use

So, what are you going to do with your tax refund? The average tax return is in the neighborhood of $3,000. Many people I meet with count on that refund to take a vacation, pay tuition or purchase something new. However, three out of 10 Americans (28 percent) expect to save or invest their tax […]

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Fixer-upper Husband?

Several married friends have come to me recently frustrated with their husbands’ behaviors. Their husbands were not ______ing the way that they “should.” All three wives had different blanks, but the bottom line was that they had talked to their husbands about what they were witnessing, and their husbands did not heed their advice. My […]

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Is There Grace in Tithing?

Does the Bible teach that tithing (giving 10 percent of our income/increase) is the essential and enduring requirement for Christian giving? Christians through the years have supported this based on various scriptures. Reasoning that the Old Testament patriarchs like Abraham and Jacob gave tithes at certain times, then the practice must be God’s abiding standard. […]

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