Are You a Madman?

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The motivating emotional force of anger can cause a person to appear to be a madman. Unfortunately, those who are angry seem to be the last to understand the impact of their anger. Angry people see sin in other people and think that they are fine.  People who are angry are absolutely confident that they are right and you are … Read More

The Day the Dreams Die

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“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). Christian spirituality does not try to deny or ignore the fact that contained within it is one of the most compelling mysteries; the sacrificial Lamb who died for the sins … Read More

Is Your Soul Healthy?

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One of the most difficult things in this life is to have a mind and soul of peace. It seems that no matter how hard we try, we are always dissatisfied and restless.  Our focus is pulled in so many directions that it is hard to come to a place of rest. The desires that lurk inside us can ache … Read More

Grace and Truth Encounter

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We often hear that the Christian life is all about becoming like Jesus, but what does it look like to do that in everyday life? We could start making a list of all we learn from Scripture about what it means to be like Jesus, and it’s likely that in the process of doing that, the list would become so … Read More

It is Good to Grieve

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Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world like an unexpected slap in the face. As one researcher said, “Death is a social disease, like V.D. It is not polite, not well-mannered.”[1] King Solomon concurred: “No man has authority to restrain the wind…or authority over the day of death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). When death enters our social … Read More

The Journeyman Walks with You

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Have you ever felt abandoned by God?  Have you ever been angry because you believe you are condemned by God?  Does it seem that God cannot touch the places of pain in your heart? Most of us can relate to feeling that way.  And often times, friends try to provide comfort with Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation … Read More

God is Present in the Pain

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People who are grieving and suffering are not looking for a detailed explanation of the truth.  They can be comforted simply by its mention.  They need the person that Jesus is; they need the precious presence of a Savior. How does this truth become real for a grieving person? It becomes real as a person embraces the loving presence of … Read More

Pilgrimage to Wholeness

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The journey of our Christian walk can feel like we are going somewhere but we don’t know where we are going.  We are uncomfortable because we don’t have control of the itinerary and can’t control the route.  Our present states of brokenness and incompleteness is not always comfortable but at least we are accustomed to it and know our way … Read More

Important Things to Remember

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In the stresses of life we can forget the many ways that God has been with us and helped us in the past. As we remember and think specifically about the sacrifice Jesus has done for us. We think about the cost of our redemption and the willingness of God to pay the price for us our memories are jolted … Read More

Benefits of Pruning

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If I am honest there are times when my view of God has been like that of a genie. I have believed that if I rub Him the right way by adding the actions of prayer and faith to my spiritual walk, He will pop up and give me what I want. That is a drastically wrong view of God.  … Read More