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Christian Consumerism

The following is a conversation I had with someone at a local coffeehouse. “There are simply no good churches in our city!” Mary stated with vigor. “Have you been to every church in our city?” I asked. “Well, no but … Continue reading

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What Were You Created For?

In California, we are blessed to have Bald Eagles soaring above the earth. They have a rare combination of elegance and power. Eagles are so effortless in their pursuit of altitudes of 10,000 feet or more; truly they are things … Continue reading

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What Is Your Desire?

Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4 NASB) I believe this verse. I believe it because I have experienced the results. Now before we go any further, allow me to … Continue reading

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The J.O.Y. Trophy

Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last (J.O.Y.). We were so proud of ourselves as parents. We had created a trophy to be handed to the child who best demonstrated the selfless act of denying his or herself and putting … Continue reading

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God Has A Desire

Santiago, my four-year-old grandson, is such a super-hero fanatic. Nearly all day long and sometimes during the night he wears Batman and Superman outfits with great enthusiasm. He loves to act just like them, whether it’s soaring through the air … Continue reading

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A Certain Quality

A Certain Quality There can be no greater question posed than the one asked within chapter 10 of Mark verses 13-16. “What must one do to enter into the Kingdom of God?” Then they brought little children to Him, that … Continue reading

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I Doubt It

I remember a conversation I had with my wife and admittedly I was not giving her the attention she was looking for. The conversation went something like this. Becky said, “Honey, are the kids coming over for dinner tonight at … Continue reading

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Pain…Enemy or Friend?

I had just purchased a well-worn pickup truck. This truck was well experienced with many a road, but nonetheless, I sure appreciated having a pickup truck after years without one. On the day before Christmas 2012, the temperature outside was … Continue reading

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Many Say They Don’t Know What This Word Means

The word is: Redemption So often, we call Jesus our “redeemer”, yet this word is rarely used in our culture. But, this word is so profound, powerful if you will. Redemption always involves going from something to something else. In … Continue reading

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What Are Commodities?

I was in South Africa recently teaching at a DTS (Discipleship Training School) for YWAM (Youth With A Mission). The topic I often teach on is “Identity in Christ” or “Who God says we are to Him” and this time … Continue reading

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