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It Takes 5 Seconds to Get Right With God

By on August 15, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

“It takes 5 seconds to get right with God.”  I said as she stared at me blankly. “5 seconds.  Not an hour, not a week, not a day, not 30 minutes, not even one minute.  Just five seconds.” It had been an hour since Patty knocked on my door, hoping to find the answers to […]

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A {Real} Solution to a Complaining Heart

By on August 8, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

“What are you writing about, momma?” one of my daughters asked innocently as I began working on this piece. “Complaining,” I replied. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “Oh. Are you going to name any names?” While I initially laughed at her response, it reminded me of the broad scope of this […]

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How to Lay Hold of Lasting Hope

By on August 1, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Hope: The Anchor for Your Soul What an anchor provides for a ship, hope provides for the soul. Both provide necessary stability amidst the storms of life, something to hold on to should you find yourself floundering in the ditch of despair. Although the popular understanding of hope is an optimistic wish that something good […]

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How to Overcome Anxiety

By on July 27, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: What do you worry about? What floods you with a sense of panic or dread? Underneath our chronic worry, we often find a driving need for control – control over our future, our family, our health, our finances, our time, our whole lives. And yet, we’re surrounded by things we can’t control. (Just drive a few minutes […]

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How Would Your Life Change If You Did “This One Thing”?

By on July 20, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: If ever there was a man who knew his purpose in life, it was Paul. By all outward appearances, he had it all together. His religious resume was perfectly pristine (Phil 3:3-7). Yet, for Paul, all of his accolades and status were worthless compared to knowing Christ – literally, Paul said they were like dung! If […]

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How This Mindset Could Change {All} of Your Relationships

By on July 13, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Is there a relationship in your life that feels fraught with conflict? It might be unresolved tension with a family member, a broken fellowship with a friend, or a friction with a coworker. Paul’s instruction in this passage and Jesus’ example hold the key to transforming all of your relationships: Christlike humility. James 4 tells us that […]

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How Do You See the Difficulties In Your Life?

By on July 6, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

The words “joy” or “rejoice” appear 15 times in the short book of Philippians. But when the Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the believers at Philippi, he was sitting in a prison…not exactly happy circumstances. During Paul’s imprisonment, he was unable to proclaim Christ in the synagogues as he usually did; he was – by all appearances […]

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Does Your Search History Know You?

By on June 29, 2017 in Christian Life with 4 Comments

I was sure that I’d been hacked. There was no way that could have appeared on my Facebook page…and consequently on several hundred other people’s news feeds. But somehow, through the all-knowing Google Search which connected to an unknowingly employed Yahoo Reader App, which connected to my social life on a webpage a.k.a. Facebook, the […]

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Overcoming an Offense

By on June 27, 2017 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

The last couple of years have been difficult for me, my family, and our ministry.  Our church has experienced an onslaught of attacks (from within and from without), which have caused much heartbreak. During this season, there have been countless opportunities for me to become offended at misunderstood circumstances, deceitful actions of others, and words uttered out […]

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Is it a New Passion and Purity? Reflecting on Elisabeth Elliot

By on June 22, 2017 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: Elisabeth Elliot remains one of the most influential women of 20th century Christendom. Her classic book, Passion and Purity, continues to guide a new generation of women navigating issues of the heart within Christ-controlled purity. Abigail Howell is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paige Patterson, President and First Lady of Southwestern Seminary. As a teenager, […]

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