The Power of Thought

March 19, 2010 by  
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If we profess to be true Christians, we are duty-bound to continuously examine ourselves—purifying our lives as we draw closer to God. We know that we are accountable not only for our actions but also for our thoughts. Both our actions and the content of our thoughts must be pure; however, our self-examination must not […]

The 7 Attributes of Successful Christians (Part 2)

March 14, 2010 by  
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In this second installment of The Seven Attributes of Highly Successful Christians, we will introduce another two characteristics that contribute to our success as Christians. In Part 1 discussed the attributes of wisdom and understanding. We are a people as called from God, outliers. This means we are outside the normal ‘curve’ of Christianity. Our […]

When Your Hope is Hanging By a Thread

May 25, 2009 by  
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    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) I’m sure there have been times in your life when you’ve felt like giving up or letting go of some ethereal dream. A […]

What is Our Desire?

May 24, 2009 by  
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Oniomania is a medical term describing the compulsive desire to shop. It is generally considered a pathology. However, given our current economic crisis, governments and corporations alike wouldn’t mind if we were all stricken with a little oniomania. How about you? Have you felt the desire to shop lately? Do you feel a patriotic duty […]

God’s Plan of Supernatural Provision

March 18, 2009 by  
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The time has come for God’s people to break free from financial bondage. Our Father enables us to be free of every financial problem. He wants us to remove the challenges of making ends meet, a lack of steady employment, and excessive debt. God wants us to enjoy a purpose-filled life (Deut 28:1-8, 11). God’s […]

An Invitation for True Knowledge and Wisdom

March 12, 2009 by  
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My in-laws told a story set in the not-too-distant past where people they knew used to brag about the drinking competitions they engaged in during  lunch, at work. The ‘competitors’ were quite proud of their ability to guzzle down as much alcohol as they could; however, that was not the end of the story. Many […]

Responsible Parents, Responsible Children

January 8, 2009 by  
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In this Age of the Internet, electronic gadgets, wireless technology, and an ever-changing media, children are in no way short of options to shape their thinking. Over the years, repeated studies have shown that television has considerable influence over our children, not to mention the often-reported cases of children being lured online by unscrupulous individuals […]

From the 5th to the 10th Degree

December 21, 2008 by  
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I’m an advocate of the ‘old school.’ I like being old fashioned in more ways than I can count. One of the most important items considered old fashion today is the Bible. It’s pretty old, but by no means is it ‘old fashion.’ The Bible may be old, but the more we read it, the […]

A Mother’s Love

December 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Personal Development, Poems

Nine months I had spent inside my mother’s womb, born so beautiful like flowers in bloom. She didn’t have an abortion because she cares; she had shown me love, compassion without fear. Tears ran from her eyes as she cried, the nurse slapped me on my bottom, made sure I was alive. When I uttered […]

Till Death Do Us Part

December 21, 2008 by  
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Teenagers today are immersed in a world that glamorizes violence, sexuality, and the hedonistic lifestyle. Homicide and suicide remain amongst the leading causes of death for the 15-24 year old age group. This discouraging trend shows no indication of decline and only scratches the surface of the turmoil young people face today—most of which is […]

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