Category: Abundant life

Blessed?

Is it an incredible blessing to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  How much more would it be a blessing to actually have walked the streets with Jesus, maybe even having intimate conversation with Him about the Kingdom of God?

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Choose!

Jesus, speaking with the Pharisees. “Once more Jesus said to them, ‘I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.’ This made the Jews ask, ‘Will

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“Be Quiet?”

The Scriptures tell us that we’re supposed to consider others more important than ourselves (Phil 2:3), but most of us have a hard time doing that.  Although we’ve come a long way in accepting people with handicaps or those who

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Hey, Kids!

I didn’t have much of a relationship with my parents. I didn’t receive much attention unless I was in trouble and that was often enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth for authority. I can remember being around

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Choice

We live in a very organized and predictable world.  Our heavenly Father has given us a world where things like mathematics and physics are logical and unchanging.  With that said, here’s a simple truth that falls in line with it: 

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Nar’ciss’ism!

Although the word “narcissism” may be unfamiliar to many, the concept it stands for is alive and well. Basically, narcissism is love of oneself. It’s practiced best by those who can focus almost entirely on their own needs, in spite

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Inheritance?

A friend of mine just got a really nice inheritance from a wealthy family member.  No doubt he’ll be buying all kinds of cool stuff real soon, and if I know him well, he’ll also be giving money to the

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Stress Relief?

Is there something or someone that makes you feel more comfortable?  When you’re feeling stressed out is there a place you run to (either real, or in your mind) that seems to help?  I took a class once where the

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It’s Too Heavy!

I get the impression from a few of my unchurched friends that they think becoming “religious” is too difficult–the standards are too high and the people are too judgmental.  I guess I tend to agree with them to a point. 

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Hitting Where It Hurts

Some years ago, I had the chance to visit Turkey and see the remains of the city of Ephesus. To this day there are thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of statues of an ancient goddess named Artemis. During the

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