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When A Little Of Something Innocent Becomes A Lot Of Something Dangerous

I’m walking home from church with my wife and I begin venting about another member in our Bible study group. “She never stops talking!” “Why does she annoy me so much?” “She always needs to be the center of attention.” “I can’t stand her. Why does she even come to our class?” I’m in a […]

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What My Northern Friends Can Learn From Southern Hospitality

After living in the south for a couple of years I returned home to Michigan for a visit with my family. My sister and I took a walk through her neighborhood and I smiled and waved at every person we came across.  I waved at her neighbor across the street getting into their car. No […]

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Be A Faithful Struggling Artist

It’s 10AM and the day is already getting away from me. If the clock strikes noon there is no way I will be able to get my work done. I drop my head into my hands and let out an audible groan.  “Why do I always let this happen?” Every week I publish two articles […]

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How To Make Your Honeymoon Last Forever

After walking from the altar to my car, eager to embark upon our honeymoon vacation up in the Appalachian Mountains, I put my foot down on the gas pedal and immediately felt a loud crunch. I dropped my head into my hands realizing we had just gotten into a car accident. I got out of […]

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Love Your Neighbor Like John The Baptist

Are you living a blessed life? Do you have a job?  10.1 million Americans do not. (Jan 2021; BLS.gov) Do you spend time with friends and family that love you? 35 million Americans live alone and 3 of 5 Americans self report as being lonely (US Census, Cigna) Do you know where your next meal […]

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After A Heart Attack A Neighbor Became My Friend

I walked out my front door and onto the screened in porch, put on my shoes, and headed out on my daily afternoon walk. My neighborhood Bible study was studying a book about the Spirit written by Francis Chan titled, Forgotten God. My ears were attuned to listening to the Spirit’s call for me and […]

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The Roadrunner & Concussions: Building A Habit Of Trust

Have you ever rolled down a beautifully mowed grassy hill? 20 years ago as teenagers my friends and I spent a lot of time outdoors. This was back before there were cellphones and when our moms would flick the porch lights on and off to signal it was time to come in for dinner. The […]

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Pursue God As You Pursued Your Wife

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity?     By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart;     do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart     that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord;     teach me your […]

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3 Deadly Sins And How To Overcome Them

Last week I shared the story of my struggle against Satan, “I tossed off the warm comforter and tip toed through the cold and quiet twilight air and into the living room, I didn’t want to wake my wife… This battle is between me, God, and Satan. I quietly closed the bedroom door, flipped on […]

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The Night Satan Assaulted Me In My Bedroom And Was Defeated

My mind is racing and I can hear my heartbeat in my ears. I can’t fall asleep because I can’t even close my eyes! I feel a strong attack against me and can’t explain it. The attack feels supernatural and debilitating and it is overwhelming me. I am not going to get through this. I […]