Hard-hearted Religion

Religion.  The very word evokes negative responses from so many.  Religion has been the cause of wars and disputes for thousands of years.  It has been the source of debate for countless numbers of arguments over which religion is right, which is wrong.  Even within my “religion” of Christianity, there is so much division that

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How to Thrive Through Transition

Life is full of transitions and changes.  The only thing in life that you can count on is that things will change.  Where I live we have four seasons, a time when nature transitions from one period to another.  I believe that God created the earth to move forward in cycles.  We have twenty-four hours

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You Don’t Have a Sin Problem, part 1

I want to begin a new series of posts concerning living in the flesh and believing lies.  As a believer in Christ, we are to walk in the Spirit and live according to the truth.  Yet, many find themselves struggling with sin and living defeated lives.  We can live in the abundance that Jesus gives

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Can You Trust in Suffering?

Several years ago, something happened that drastically changed my life in a very real, dramatic and devastating way.  I knew then that it would have lasting effects that would just ripple through time.  That event led to other events that have caused a lot of suffering in my life.  I wish I could tell you

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The Struggle is Real!

This is a saying that has become popular over the last couple of years. I imagine that most of us have heard, or even said, “the struggle is real.”  Some people say it in jest.  Others are quite serious about it.  We have all struggled with something in our lives more than once. But what

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I’m Back

Wow, I can’t believe it has been over three months since my last post. In February we moved to Oklahoma to begin working with The Grace Center as the Administrative Pastor. It has been a great new and fresh start for me. Unfortunately, my blog has suffered neglect in the midst of my transition. But

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Make America Great Again….the Jesus Way

Make America great again. That’s the statement that got Donald Trump elected by so many Evangelical Christians.  But what does that statement really mean?  Who defines what makes America great?  Coming from a conservative, Evangelical background I understand what that particular part of the Church means by making America great but is it really a

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Worrying is Like Carrying Rocks

All of us worry.  Worry is when we spend a lot of time thinking about things that are beyond our control.  We worry about our kids, our jobs, our finances, our situations, our future, our health….anything that affects us or those that we love we tend to worry about. I worry about a lot of

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The Politically Divided American Church

I do not believe that I have ever seen an election that has the American Church as divided as this present election does.  I thought the last two elections with President Obama were very divisive but I do believe that this one really tops them all. There are many people who can’t believe that we

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Overcoming Bad Choices and Their Consequences

Choices are something that we make on a daily basis.  Of course, the objective is to make wise and good choices.  Unfortunately, at times, we make bad choices.  The thing about choices is that they all have consequences. Every choice you make will have a positive or negative effect on your life.  It is true

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