Don’t Quit!

Don’t Quit. There are no guarantees or perfect formulas in life and relationships! Every living and breathing person knows this.  It’s a mistake to believe that Christians and Christian families are “safe.”  Christians can be […]

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What Goes In, Eventually Comes Out.

“Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest Name I Know.” In the last year of my sister’s life, at times (because of a long-term illness) when she hovered between life and death, she would often say, “Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest […]

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Criticism

Proverbs 12:18 says, “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” We learned it when we were young: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never […]

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Making Good Decisions

Proverbs 2:6  “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” The book of Proverbs has much to say about making decisions.    Here are a few good (common sense) questions to ask […]

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Disappointment

Disappointment – What a dramatic word. According to the dictionary disappointment is, “sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.” All of us have encountered it, felt its pain and some […]

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Can Your Phone Make You Depressed? 

Connectedness is not the same thing as having a lot of contacts on Social Media. The following is excerpted from an online article posted on CNBC. Teenagers today are more depressed, have higher rates of […]

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USE IT – or LOSE IT

After the first of the year, Pastor Brian did a series entitled “Thrive.” At the end of the series final week we were given, “God, Use Me” cards as reminders to be willing to be […]

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We All Die.

Yes, We All Die. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear […]

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Rest

So I’ve been in a season of rest…  Jesus’ invitation to the disciples is also extended to us when He says in Mark 6:31, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get […]

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Indifference

I have heard a lot of talk lately in Spiritual Discussions about “indifference”.   What is indifference?  According to Saint Ignatius, indifference does not mean that you do not have a preference for a sunny […]

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