Knowing Jesus as a Person

I’ve been a follower of Christ since I was 12 years old.  That was a long time ago.  I have been involved in various capacities of ministry for over 20 years.  I am not a novice when it comes to church life, the Bible, preaching, praying, or anything else that goes along with the Christian

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Success vs. Significance

Most everyone wants to be successful.  It’s ingrained in the “American Dream”.  Much has been written on being successful. Bookstores and libraries are full of books on how to be successful. Internet articles abound on the issue. Late night infomercials tell us how we can be successful (for a small price of $29.95 plus handling). 

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The Ice Cube Principle

All of us have potential.  At times I will examine myself to make sure that I am living up to my fullest potential.  Many times I come to the realization that I am not.  My main reason is simple:  laziness.  To operate at my fullest potential requires effort and hard work.  Sometimes I just settle

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Allowing God To Love You

For most of my life I have been on what I like to call the “treadmill of performance”.  It started because of rejection that I suffered as a kid and especially as a teenager.  I was saved at the age of 12 after my parent’s divorce.  I bounced back and forth between my father’s house

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God is Love — Love is Patient — So God is Patient

I struggle with impatience.  I know that many people today do as well.  We live in such a fast paced society where everything is at our disposal.  We want it now, and we want it our way.  Unfortunately, many people view God as being impatient with us.  People believe that God is very demanding and

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Framed By Your Past

One of the most profound things that I have learned as of late is the fact that my life, as well as yours, has been framed by the things that we have said in the past. In other words, our present has been framed by our past. The things that we have said about ourselves,

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