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Headed Into Battle Unarmed

There’s a battle raging at this very moment. Though you may not recognize or admit it, you are right in the middle of it. This battle’s origin is from eternity past, but its finale is fast approaching. It isn’t a visible, physical battle of human flesh, blood, and smart bombs; rather, it’s a spiritual war against the powers of this …

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The Devil In My Diet

As I write this, I’m thinking about peanut butter toast. I salivate with each word, as if each one is melting in my mouth. Peanut … Butter… Toast … Glorious! Immediately, my brain produces five convincing reasons to put down the laptop and go make peanut butter toast. Let the battle begin with my diet. Most of us know this …

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When Rescue 9-1-1 Doesn’t Cut It

Most of us love a good rescue story. When I was younger, a TV show called “Rescue 9-1-1” became a national phenomenon. The show was built on the real life stories of people clutched from the wretched grasp of tragedy and rescued when all hope seemed lost. Something I always found interesting was how captivating the show was even though I …

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My Fascination With Sin

I do not understand our fascination with sin. Why are we so prone to dabble in it, excuse it, accept it or hide it? Why do we not loathe it, avoid it, fight it and expose it? Instead of quickly adopting some new “trend” of the world, why don’t we (as Christians) heed God’s instruction? “Come out from among them …

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When We Chase After Light Like A Moth To A Flame

“God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him.”  –John Piper Being completely satisfied in Jesus is tough. We live in a world of distractions that constantly pull us away from where we need to be. I once heard a theory about the reason moths flap around like crazy outside by your porch light, and I …

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When The Power Of Eternity Impacts Today

Before you move any further into your day, I want you to do something a bit uncomfortable. I want you to reflect back to something that may fill you with fear, pain and awkwardness. I want you to journey back to junior high … the fear, the awkwardness, the anxiety, the overall lack of confidence: Am I dressed right? Does …

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Why Wisdom Is The Key To Everything In Life

The Book of Proverbs holds a very dear place in my heart. Many years ago, I found myself in a terrible situation – an abusive marriage. I didn’t know what to do or how to handle things most of the time. I began reading one chapter of Proverbs every day and praying that God would give me the wisdom to …

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Why I Couldn’t Love Popular People

The heart of my ministry has always been to love people well. Before I was a believer, I wanted to love people well so they loved me back. After I was a believer … well, it sadly was the same motivation. At my high school reunion, one of the popular girl/cheerleaders wanted to talk to me. She was part of …

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Why Are My Prayers Delayed?

At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you…from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, …

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What Good Is The Pain You’re Going Through?

God wants to birth something in you. Maybe it’s something He placed in you a long time ago, but the dream died. Maybe it’s something that’s taking too long to develop and you haven’t seen fruition, so you’ve given up. Maybe it’s a deep hope He deposited in your soul when you were a child that you’ve long abandoned. Maybe …

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