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10 Commandments Of A Real Man

What is a real man? Think about our culture’s definition. Look at the movies. Read the magazines. Listen to the music. What do you see? Muscles, money, and women. A real man is tough. He doesn’t show emotions. He handles his own business. A real man has money. Who cares if he blows it on …

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Alive or Awake: How To See The World Rather Than Sleepwalk Through It

I’ve never seen a sleepwalker. My wife, Tiffani, says the experience is quite terrifying. Her sister is a sleepwalker. When Tiffani describes her sister’s sleepwalking journeys, I liken her sister to a puppet who’s fastened to the strings of the subconscious, unaware she’s able to make decisions independent of them. …

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8 Signs You Love Legalism More Than Jesus

Growing up, Sunday mornings were dreadful. Most everyone wore suits. The preacher yelled especially when it seemed like he had nothing to say. And the same old guy prayed marathon prayers using a host of words with more syllables than his age. Since I was too young to understand churchy …

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7 Signs You Love The American Dream More Than Jesus

I enjoy writing in different settings, particularly when blogging. I’m not sure why. Maybe I love watching people. I might even enjoy eavesdropping on conversations around me. Please stop judging me. For this post, I chose the commons of a local Christian library. While searching for an interesting story to …

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“Do Not Be Afraid:” The First Step To Receiving God’s Promises

Today begins week 3 of Advent. This week we will highlight necessary postures for receiving God’s promises. Not everyone recognized the Savior. Why did shepherds and Magi see the Messiah while others, including the religious leaders, missed him? It’s not mere coincidence. Those who saw Jesus were ready. The first …

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8 Signs You Are A Selfie-Centered Christian

We officially live in a selfie culture. In 2013, the Oxford Dictionary named “selfie” its word of the year. Let that marinate for a minute. There’s more. A recent study showed half of American adults have snapped a selfie. Selfies have replaced dogs as “man’s best friend.” Let’s not pretend selfies …

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7 Things The Church Loves More Than God

Love God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. The entire Law and the words of the prophets hinge on these two commands.” This was Jesus’s response to the question, “What is the most important commandment in the Law of Moses?” From the Garden of Eden to the …