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When God Thinks Being Responsible Is Irresponsible

Confession time: I am scared of heights. There, I said it. I tense up and get ridiculously nervous when I have to get on a roller coaster or fly in an airplane. Some people like taking risks, but I like to think my mentality towards risks reveals that my brain …

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Stop Trying to Be Great…Be Good Instead

“What if we led great lives, not by doing great things, but by doing good things over and over and over?”  –Jeff Manion, from Satisfied “I want to do something great!” For all of the pessimism surrounding this generation, what makes me optimistic is an insatiable desire among so many …

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I Think We Are Doing It Wrong

You know what I get tired of…God taking my perception of something and completely crushing it. This is what makes living in this world so difficult if you are a follower of Jesus. It is not like God’s desires and the world’s desires do not like each other but agree …

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Is Christianity Going Away?? (I Hope So)

So, raise your hand if you clicked on the link because the title made you wonder if I am done with Christianity and moving to animism or something like that? (Go ahead and put your hand down now. You have probably brought some unwanted attention to yourself). I am not …

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I Am Waking Up At 5 a.m…And It Has Changed My Life

I hate mornings…I mean, if the morning was a person and could breathe, I would meet it in a dark alley and punch it in the teeth…twice. I always preferred to stay up late at night because that was when I did my “best work” (whatever that means). I always …

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A Theology of Planning

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  –Benjamin Franklin I say it every year…this is the year I am going to read through the Bible. This is the year I am going to read 50 books. This is the year I am going to set goals and follow …

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WWJD – A Dangerous Question To Ask?

I remember when the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) craze hit in the mid 1990s. Everybody was wearing the bands, and even though they were the opposite of chic, I will admit I had a couple. But what always baffled me were the people that wore ten bands all the …

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Church Building Righteousness

The church is not a building…the church is not a building…the church is not a building. If I had a penny for every time I heard this phrase, I would have a lot of pennies. Of course, it takes a boatload of pennies to actually have any money, so that …

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How Hate Can Lead To Holiness

Let me ask a question…What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the word “Satan”? Take some time to allow the question to sink in to your mind, and I will come back to it later. Those familiar with the Bible have probably been directed …