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3 Reasons to be SILENT in the Face of Pain.

3 Reasons to be SILENT in the Face of Pain. Minutes after my sweet mother passed away, her pastor called to let me know Mama unexpectedly died from a stroke. I caught the first plane home. A large crowd had gathered in Mama’s living room. As I was about to enter, I remember thinking, “The

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Faith and Forgiveness. Confusing

Faith and Forgiveness. Confusing Sandy dropped out of church completely and no one knew why. Her friends called and tried to find out what was going on. After three months of hearing a string of vague excuses for her absence, they asked me, her pastor, to check on her. I called her repeatedly, but when

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Who Is On Your Mean-the-Most List?

Who Is On Your Mean-the-Most List? Some people picture God as the super-policeman of the universe who keeps his supernatural eye on his human creatures, hoping to catch them doing something wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over thousands of years, the many authors of the Bible observed God’s acts and attitude towards

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Popular TV Commercial – Can You Believe it?

Have you seen the popular TV commercial about calming vests for dogs with anxiety issues? After seeing this curious spot, my wife and novelist, Phyllis Clark Nichols, shared some laughable and helpful spiritual insights in her brief blog “Troubled or Tranquil? That is the question!” You’ve got to read this one.    

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Does One Light Really Make Any Difference?

Does One Light Really Make Any Difference?   I love the Christmas Eve candlelight service in our church. All the lights in sanctuary are slowly turned off until the room is pitch black symbolizing the world’s condition before Jesus was born.   About the time our eyes get adjusted to the darkness, our pastor lights the

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Don’t Pray Like a Narcissistic Baby

Dreams Can Come True. Sometimes we think and act like narcissistic babies. We wish hard. Dream big. And, think “I’ll get God to make my dream come true.” The Bible says, “God can do anything—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 MSG. Notice God’s word

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