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It’s Warmer Nearer the Heat Source

It’s Warmer Nearer the Heat Source

I am the vine, you are the branches. Without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5, NKJV) I would love it if my morning coffee stayed perpetually hot. Or at least until I drank it. It’s a fact of life (and the laws of thermodynamics tend to agree) that we generally cannot...

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God – Giver, Taker, or Both?

God – Giver, Taker, or Both?

I (God) have removed my protection and my peace from them—taken away my loving-kindness and my mercies. (Jeremiah 16:5, TLB / parenthesis added) Yes, God gives bountiful blessings and favor; yet, He also removes. Job lost everything in one day, then remarked, “The...

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Three Days Later

Three Days Later

His death was agonizing. A more vicious, inhumane demise was unimaginable. Yet, it happened as destined. With his last breath, as spirit separated from broken body, he whooshed through a darkened vortex of time engulfed by eternity. He landed in front of a formidable,...

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When God Demands the Difficult

When God Demands the Difficult

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27) Has God ever asked you to do something difficult? Like stepping out in faith or surrendering something precious? When confronted with such dilemmas, we face the choice of...

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4 Ways to Defeat Low Self-Esteem

4 Ways to Defeat Low Self-Esteem

I recently read a fascinating book titled You Can Read Anyone by David J. Lieberman (Copyright 2007, MJF Books). It divulges some of the tactics used by government profilers to determine behaviors and mindsets of people they interrogate. As we might presume, a...

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The Powerlessness of Darkness

The Powerlessness of Darkness

Walk as children of light. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. All things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. (Ephesians 5:8, 11, 13) When we walk in darkness, we bump...

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The 4 Aspects of Choosing a Mate

The 4 Aspects of Choosing a Mate

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Jill Monaco on her podcast at Jill Monaco Ministries. The title is Choosing a Mate. Although more geared toward singles, the basic principles apply to marriages and other personal relationships. Here is a brief...

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