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Up, Up, Up! - Death and the Abundant Life

People commonly warn teenagers about the dangerous belief in their own invincibility: driving drunk, skateboarding in the street, experimenting with drugs, even contact sports are all examples of triggers for that particular lecture. But who can prepare themselves for the dagger that pierces teenage invincibility without warning? Who wants to acknowledge...

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Having a Baby Without Losing Your Faith

“After the baby came, I haven’t had time to pray, read the Bible, journal, go to church, or attend small group.  In fact, I barely have enough time to shower, let alone think about God!” For most new parents, this is a common sentiment.  And along with these thoughts comes a feeling of guilt.  ”I know I should make God a priority,...

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My Beloved Son

Load up on the fries and skip the broccoli! Have you heard of the term "cafeteria mentality"? You know, just like in high school when we finally get to select what goes on our plates for lunch. Our society has adopted a spirit of relativism in that we pick and choose whatever goes on our system of beliefs. If it's an easy pill to swallow, then sure...

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The Godly Role of a Mother and Grandmother

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) If Timothy’s grandmother Lois had not been faithful in passing on her faith to her daughter Eunice and her grandson Timothy we probably would not have First and Second...

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How Can I Have Faith?

There are many different kinds of fear. You have probably heard of some of them: arachnophobia, claustrophobia -- the list goes on.  One fear that is likely not on Blondin's list is acrophobia, or the fear of heights. Jean-François Gravelet, more famously known as Blondin, was a world famous acrobat who has wowed audiences the world over with...

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Are You Full of Dynamite?

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, emphasis mine) I’ve been pondering this scripture lately, especially the verse 20. As I’ve...

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Is It Arrogant to Say Only Christianity is True?

Are Christians arrogant for believing they are right? Christians have been deemed as egotistical -- even bigoted --  for believing in Jesus Christ and not being accepting of other religious views. How do the claims of Christianity fare against claims of Buddhism and Islam? RZIM explores the topic of Christian arrogance, the authenticity of Christian...

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Unloved

Ok, here goes. This is what I realized this morning: No man has ever pursued me. Which means that no man has ever truly known me. Which means that no man has ever truly loved me. Dang. My marriage is ending and as I walk this road these unwanted thoughts keep running up to me.  Just last night I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw....

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