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Why Simply Reading Devotionals Will Not Achieve the Goal of Discipleship

By on August 2, 2016 in Christian Life, Ministry with 0 Comments

The goal of discipleship is 2 Timothy 2:2 – “…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” We are taught to teach people who will teach people. (Read that 3 more times and put in calligraphy somewhere in your […]

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The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

By on July 26, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something like, “She’s got a great personality.” But why, I wonder. Why does complimenting someone’s self-control seem so lacking in its “spirituality”? Is […]

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How to Stay S.H.A.R.P. in Ministry

By on July 19, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Have you ever tried to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It is a disaster! The effort it takes to slice through the skin of the tomato is frustrating, and if your knife finally breaks through, seeds tend to squirt out in all kinds of directions. The simple truth is that a dull knife […]

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How That Sin Issue Looks a Lot Like a Pile of Laundry

By on July 14, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

In talking with women, I have discovered there is one of two things that they despise: laundry or dishes. For me, it is laundry. I can stand and wash every dish in the house. I would even say it’s a de-stressor. But, give me one towel to fold, and it may lay there for an […]

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…But Love the Sinner

By on July 12, 2016 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

There is a popular statement among Christians, “Hate the sin but love the sinner.” A cliché that rolls easily off the tongue, too often this can become a banner that we wish to fly whenever we encounter people who are involved in life choices and behaviors that are sinful, helping us soften our own responsibility […]

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Dying to the Idol of Ease

By on July 7, 2016 in Christian Life, Ministry with 0 Comments

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Col 3:23-24) It was finally the weekend after a busy week and an overall busy month. Early on Saturday was a pro-life event that I was debating whether or not to attend. In my heart, I […]

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C.S. Lewis and the Pursuit of Happiness

By on July 5, 2016 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

“I just want (fill in the blank), then I’d be happy.” It’s a common enough thought in our society, but is it true? The right guy, job, or stuff never bring us fulfillment. To me, this is seen most clearly in the lives of the rich and famous. They have everything we chase after, yet […]

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Who Is Influencing Your Life?

By on June 28, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Who are the greatest influences in your life? Perhaps you have several—one influencer may excel professionally, another in raising children, another in hospitality and yet another in Bible knowledge. I am blessed to have a number of Biblical and earthly influencers who provide me with the stimulus to walk worthy of my calling (Ephesians 1:1-3). […]

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“To Do” vs. “To Be”

By on June 9, 2016 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

On any given day, you could come to my home and find a “To Do” list. I sometimes base how my day has gone on whether or not this list is completed. A few months ago I was reading Jennifer Rothschild’s Bible study on Hosea. In it she challenged her readers to make a “To […]

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The “Why” of Modesty

By on June 7, 2016 in Christian Life with 4 Comments

Modesty. It’s an out-of-style word that makes most people cringe, even in the Church. Debates about modesty have divided believers for years. But, no matter how long you search, there is not a list of do’s and don’ts in the Bible pertaining to modesty. There isn’t a skirt length or style listed for all Christian […]

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