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Generosity

Generosity I recently had an interesting conversation with a certain man who will forever remain unnamed. He initiated the conversation but ended up walking away not liking the answer. In case you’re wondering, it was a biblical answer. He basically understood generosity as giving what he worked hard for to an organization or person less deserving. He...

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7 Biblical Principles to Prevent You from Spinning Around the Axle of Your Circumstances

7 Biblical Principles to Prevent You from Spinning Around the Axle of Your Circumstances I can’t imagine all the issues you are facing. Even in an average year, we often face financial, health and relationship challenges. Added to that, we are currently facing the threat and fallout of a pandemic, epic political division, racial tension, injustice,...

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Living Jesus

Living Jesus I’m relatively sure that you’ve said or heard someone say, “he lives and breathes football” or “she lives to play volleyball.” What is the impetus for these types of statements? We often describe and label people based on their passion. For instance, my dad has a passion for cars and competes at most...

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Loving Jesus

Loving Jesus In my role as a pastor, specific to marriage counseling, husbands and wives have frequently expressed they don’t feel loved by their spouse. We have discovered many facets to why they feel unloved, but what is typically at the center of the issue is selfishness. One or both of the spouses think and...

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For you. For me. For us. For Christ.

For you. For me. For us. For Christ. In sports and in the military there is a level of camaraderie and esprit de corps that is immersed in the culture. These elements are part and parcel to a healthy and successful team or unit. And, for that matter, the same can be said concerning the...

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Alignment

Alignment I started officially playing the game of football in 3rd grade. I played around in the yard with friends and family before then but I became part of a team for the first time in 3rd grade. My football coach, until I went on to middle school, was a perfectionist when it came to fundamentals....

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The Evidence

The Evidence If you talk to most law enforcement officers about their job, he or she can give you copious details about evidence. How to collect it, preserve it, requirements for its chain of custody and even rules on its presentation in a court of law. When a “good” detective works a case he or she...

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Filled with the Spirit

Filled with the Spirit Pastor Tony and I recently attended, along with others from Heartland Church, “The PIVOT Conference” sponsored by the Heartland Church Network in Omaha, Nebraska.  In fact, Tony and I were privileged to present our journey and testimony of what we’ve learned and implemented as part of our discipleship system. In any case,...

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Oh, God I Need You

Oh, God I Need You I got a text from my youngest sister recently giving me an update on her health. She has previously suffered from cancer 3 times and is currently needing to have a mass removed and tested. I pray for her and I try to encourage her but I think she encouraged me...

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Forgiven

Forgiven As I was driving to the office this morning, the song “East to West” by Casting Crowns came on the radio. Even though I can’t carry a tune in a proverbial bucket I started singing along. I was in the car alone so I sang out making a joyful noise. As I was singing, the words of...