Three Consequences of Eating Forbidden Fruit

Have you ever wanted something that you were told you couldn’t have?  For some reason, it always seems to make us want it even more. Some would call that human nature.  But I wonder what it must have been like for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with the Tree of Knowledge of

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Walls Around My Heart

Over the years, I have built up walls around my heart. Because of things I have gone through in the past — hurts, rejections, disappointments — I have built these ramparts to protect myself. A lot of us have walls up to protect us from getting hurt. We somehow think that if we isolate our

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Are you a Christian Cannibal?

Sometimes Christians resort to what I would call Christian cannibalism. It’s where we, as fellow believers, tend to eat our own . . . symbolically speaking. It’s what happens when we talk about another believer in a critical, judgmental way.  It’s where we “throw someone under the bus” when they sin in a way that

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When God Doesn’t Stop Me

Why did God allow me to go through that horrendous ordeal?  Why didn’t He stop my father from hurting me?  Why didn’t He stop that drunk from killing my wife?  Why did He allow me to go through so much suffering? Why did He allow me to get raped?  Why does He allow suffering in

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Why Do We Disgrace Others?

There are not many issues in life that are harder to face than having a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend cheat on you.  It is a devastating event that wreaks havoc with your emotions and mind. To have that trust betrayed by the closest person to you is one of the most distressing things a person can

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