Relationships

The Myth of Happily Ever After

Fairy tales, bedtime stories, romance novels and romantic comedies – why are they so popular? It is because they strike a cord in the human heart. We all have the need to be loved, accepted, attached and to belong. For men, it is about being the hero, saving the day and for women it is […]

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Living Sacrifice

Salvation is free; following Christ will cost you everything. This is a health column and this is a health message. But I need us to go on a short journey first. Imagine for a moment that we are in a typical courtroom. There is a judge, a jury, some lawyers, and of course, the person […]

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Deliverance Is Coming!

Has God put a dream in your heart or spoken something deep down on the inside, but no matter how much you try, your situation never changes? In fact, it seems to get worse! Maybe God has told you that you would overcome an addiction, but for the past 20 years you have battled with […]

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Social Media Mistakes

It is difficult to find a corner of the universe today that is not being impacted in some way by the phenomenon of social media. With over 800 million active Facebook users and over 100 million active Twitter users, everyone from tweens to grandparents are getting in on the social media frenzy. While social media […]

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If Only You Would…!!

How often we use this statement, tacking on a variety of endings to point the finger of blame at someone else for whatever it is in life that displeases us. I call this “victim mentality,” because when we point the finger of responsibility at others we play the role of the victim. Do any of […]

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Legalism vs. Freedom in Christ

I had an interesting experience a couple of weeks ago, one that really got me thinking. A friend of mine was excited about his new tattoos and decided to post some photos of them on Facebook. Within a few minutes, a mutual friend commented on the photos saying, “The Bible says that your body is […]

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Extending Love

There was a time when extended family met the needs of a person in crisis. Those were the farm communities that built America to become what it is today. When a couple or a mom had a need it was her brothers and sisters, her aunts and uncles and her parents who helped her through […]

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Inevitable Evitable Unity

Consider the classy Caucasian woman. Dressed in her expensive suit and glittering in diamonds and pearls, she is careful not to dirty her hands while standing in line at the sandwich shop. A Hispanic man walks in and stands behind her. This man is dirty and sweaty from working at a construction site all day. […]

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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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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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