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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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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All Lives Do Not Matter

We’ve all seen the Facebook posts and the pictures flooding social media:  Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter.  All Lives Matter started after Black Lives Matter.  It was, in my opinion, a way of saying that black lives do matter but not more so than any other life. The question remains, though,

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How To Survive a Shipwreck (review)

Ever now and then there comes along a book that speaks to the deepest levels of the human spirit.  Jonathan Martin does just that in his newest book, How to Survive a Shipwreck.  With the musings of a poet, the heart of a pastor and the insights of a prophet, Martin masterfully shares the story

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Don’t Let Sin Be Your Master

For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (Romans 6:14) This is such a freeing verse. Many Christians today believe that they will never get above sin. They believe that they are still sinners who are just saved by grace. But this is not the truth.

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The Final Word Has Not Been Spoken!

We just celebrated the apex of Christian beliefs – the resurrection of Jesus (Easter Sunday).  On Good Friday, Jesus cried out from the cross, “It is finished.”  From his perspective, everything that he came to do was now finished.  He came to be sacrificed for the sins of the world and after unbelievable torture and

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Nothing is Wasted With God

All of us have gone through hard times, suffered loss and tragedy, and at times even made some really costly mistakes.  Many times we think that we have hit the end of the road. We wonder how things can be salvaged out of the mess that has been created. What’s really frustrating, to me anyway,

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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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How to Overcome the Curse of Tomorrow

  Today will lead you into tomorrow but tomorrow will always lead you into today. The meaning of the above statement is that tomorrow never comes.  When you go to sleep at night thinking “I will do thus tomorrow” you wake up and it’s today.  So tomorrow never really comes.  It is always now.  It

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