Category: Christian Living

Are You Getting Soft?

I like to keep my mind engaged and I also try to stay physically fit. When I read, I like to read things that challenge me. When I work out, I like to do things that are tough and that

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“Unenviable?”

  I got to thinking about the word “unenviable” today. You know, in a position where nobody could “envy” you. I don’t know why, but my mind was drawn to Jesus and what an unenviable position He found Himself in.

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“I’ll Get You For That!”

In my work with young people, I see many different motivators come and go, but probably none as strong as the one to “get back” at anyone who is perceived to have wronged them. No doubt we all are born

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Acknowledge Me!

Imagine that you’re sitting in a room with some friends and your best friend walks in. When you stand to greet him, he turns away and pretends he doesn’t know you. Maybe he even says evil things about you while

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Pride?

Pride is one of the most destructive forces inside a human being.  At it’s root, it’s the opposite of humility and frankly, it’s just plain old sin.  What’s weird is that we live in a culture where we admire pride. 

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Yoke of Slavery?

Humans have all kinds of fateful traits, but probably none as destructive as our pride.  Pride causes us to be judgmental of others, to think more highly of ourselves than we should, and it increases the divide between us and

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Harmony?

When I was young, if your telephone rang after 9:00 PM, it meant someone was either dead, or dying.  These days, I’ve had people who hardly know me call my house at 3 or 4 in the morning just to

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Unconstitutional?

I don’t want anyone to think I’m unpatriotic or anything, but I sometimes wonder how the Constitution of the United States of America became more important than right and wrong.  When I was in the military, I was often required

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Dead or Alive?

Many world religions, some with literally billions of followers, believe people come back to life after they die.  Christians also believe in life after death.  Where we differ with these other religions is that we know from the Scriptures we

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Cursed Blessings?

On first blush it seems to me that “cursed blessings” is a huge oxymoron; on par with “jumbo shrimp” and “military intelligence.”  On second thought, however, I realize we have cursed blessings all around us.  Marriage (a gift from God)

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