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The Most Un-Entertained, Entertained People Ever…And Why

PRESENT-DAY AMERICANS ARE THE MOST OBESE, LEAST ATTENTIVE, MOST DEPRESSED, MOST UNHAPPY, MOST BORED PEOPLE IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.  Check out these statistics: SOCIAL MEDIA: One in every 9 people in the world is on Facebook. [1] 700 billion minutes per month are spent on Facebook worldwide. [2] 190 million tweets per …

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God Doesn’t Believe In Fair…Neither Should You

Youth league awards banquets are unbelievably humorous. Every person has to get an award. The coach usually starts with the best awards. “‘MVP’ award goes to…Jimmy. ‘Best Offensive Player’ award goes to…Tom. ‘Best Defensive Player’ award goes to…Billy.” Eventually, the coach runs out of actual awards and starts making up …

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Politics, Government, and…the Gospel?

I see this often in Christian circles…people take to social media, blog posts, pulpits, and other platforms to blast government decisions and rulings. Whether it’s the current Hobby Lobby case or some other case of governmental discrimination against Christians, we love to use these as opportunities to explain why the …

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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 …