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Jesus and Anxiety

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Luke 12:22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they […]

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Why I sold my gun

Monday, December 30th, 2013

I really don’t like guns. They are loud and dirty. Now, I have no problem with you owning one, if that’s what you like. My problem is that I don’t like them personally. I also thought that owning a gun would be good for home defense. Well, there are two problems I have with this […]

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Are You An Enemy Of God?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

If you’re prideful, you cannot repent. You can’t be close to God without owning up to your true nature. It is humbling to discover you are out of accord with God. On one hand, he is everything that is good – but when we suddenly realize so much of our selves is NOT good – […]

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Forgetting the Past

Monday, October 7th, 2013

How often do you remind yourself of past mistakes? I’m not talking about how you may use the past as a guide, to help determine your present actions. I’m talking about brooding on past mistakes. Identifying with them. Holding yourself out as a particularly bad person because of them. In other words, personalizing your past […]

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God’s word will last forever

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Bible and Christianity has survived countless attacks. And it will continue to endure. Various political and social pressures have gradually changed our society into a secular one. They have slowly driven the Word from government (perhaps this much is good), but it also bashes and marginalizes religion in the media, our universities, and even […]

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God dissolves fear

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Christians need to have a calm confidence in their daily demeanor. We need to have an underlying calm and trust in life — because our ultimate trust is in God. Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall […]

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God is not a vending machine.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

For a few years, I would listen to Joel Osteen. And I’d read Norman Vincent Peale. Then, I figured I should incorporate the Lord into my daily life, not just as a random occurrence when I needed something. So, I got a daily devotional from Joyce Meyers. Downloaded it to my Kindle. And I started […]

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Love casts out fear

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Who can deny that fear and love are incompatible? If you experience love, it is impossible to experience fear at the same time. Now, for those who want to split hairs, you could say that love of someone may motivate you to fear for their safety in some situation. But to split hairs even further, […]

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God’s promises

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

God has made us a solemn promise through Paul. And an amazing promise it is: in answer to every single one of his promises, it is YES! Check out 2Corinthians 1:20 By the way — I got this through my daily devotional with Joyce Myers. Despite her faults, she’s got a great message.

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God is with me, God is guiding me, God is helping me

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

I often wonder about extra-biblical exhortations from some Christians — especially self-help Christian gurus. Even though their intentions may be honest… are their claims accurate? Let’s look at Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s affirmation: “God is with me, God is guiding me, God is helping me.” Yes, that provides comfort to believe and repeat. But where […]

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