Poisonous Words

Words. They are a powerful thing. Words can lift people up and encourage them or they can tear people down and cause great pain. Too often in my life I have said hurtful things to people — even those I love. In a moment of anger, careless words have emerged from my lips. This was […]

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The Five Instructions

In Deuteronomy 10, Moses is telling a second generation of Israelites God’s instructions to them. These are not just a set of rules to adhere to, but a guide for their lives so they will prosper. God has given them so much, especially his love. “He is your praise and He is your God, who […]

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Blasphemy

At times I wrestle with whether I am irreverent toward God; whether I respect His holiness, purity and sacredness…

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What Motivates You?

Our motivation can drive to us act and accomplish many great things, but it can also lead us to do harmful things to others. It can be challenging to discern our true motives for our actions. I know I am quite good at convincing myself that my selfish motives are really for the benefit of […]

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Never Shaken

What does it mean to “never be shaken?” I pondered that thought after I read the last part of the last verse in Psalm 15: “He who does these things will never be shaken (NASB).” I can honestly say that I don’t know if I can go through life on this earth without being shaken. […]

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The Ultimate Coach

Jesus has shown us the way to victory. He ran the race before us and showed us how to endure hatred, insults and scorn. He showed us how to run with endurance, never taking his eyes off the goal.

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