Learning to Just Be

So many of us today are performance driven people.  In the American culture, in which I was born into, it’s how we are raised.  We have performance evaluations. We get grades in our school system based on performance.  Our professional athletes are paid exorbitant amounts of money based on their ability to perform in a sport.  We

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Everyone Has The Same Purpose

What is my purpose?  Why do I exist?  Is there any meaning to my life at all? These are real questions that people ask every day.  Some seem to know their purpose and some don’t.  Some go through life with great intentions, while others just seem to drift by with no real direction or goal. 

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Your Attitude: The Difference Maker

It’s now a new year.  It’s funny to me how we often look at a new year as something magical.  Many are glad that 2017 is over because bad things happened to them this past year.  I am sure that good things happened as well, but the bad seems to outweigh the good. They are

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A Hardened Heart

Hard-hearted.  That’s definitely not a way that you would want someone to describe you.  Ebenezer Scrooge comes to my mind as a hard-hearted person.  Most of us would like to think that we are not hard hearted.  As a Christian pastor I would like to think that my heart is always soft and tender, that

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You Don’t Have a Sin Nature, part 2

This is the second in a series of articles on the notion that Christians do not have a sin problem, they have a thinking problem. You can read the first article here. The second area of thinking that we must start from is that we are no longer of this world. We are now citizens

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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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Who You See is Who You Receive

We come in contact with people every day.  Some we know, most we don’t.  Immediately upon meeting someone for the first time, we form an impression. As human beings, we tend to make quick judgments about people when we first meet them.  We tend to “size them up.” Unfortunately, we all tend to be a

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The Magic of a New Year

January seems so magical.  It feels fresh.  It feels rejuvenating as one looks at a brand new calendar with nothing on it, ready to receive new input, see new adventures and dream new dreams.  If you had a bad year, then January 1st is a way of saying goodbye to the old year and believe

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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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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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