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How to live as a Christian in a pagan world. A place to affirm truth, grow faith, and polish your spiritual armor.

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Relationship Repair—Don’t Be A Stinky Christian

Relationship problems are much like rancid eggs. Don’t be a stinky Christian. Relationship issues abound because communication is tricky, goodwill isn’t always, and feelings have extremely sensitive toes that don’t like being stepped on. 𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕚𝕗 𝕚𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕒𝕟 𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟𝕥. Sometimes an apology isn’t enough and we need to clean up the mess. Have you ever broken an old egg?

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Rapture Ready—Knowing God His Way

Does your spouse (child, friend) really know you? Does he or she know what makes your heart sing, choose gifts that affirm your quirky personality, and scrupulously avoid doing the one thing that irritates your last nerve? Knowing about someone may not be enough to support a lasting relationship. When it comes to your most important relationship, are you sure

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Fight Back Against False Teachers — Forgeries and Fakes

“It’s fake.” Whether the forgery is artwork or false teaching, the loss is costly and real. Have you heard an Antiques Roadshow appraiser deliver this devastating news to someone who believes he or she owns a veritable treasure? “It’s fake.” Discovering that a priceless possession is really a worthless counterfeit must be heartbreaking. Appraisers aren’t experts on what’s bogus, but

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Decision Regret—5 Tips For Making Better Choices

Imagine how much different your life might be if you could go back in time and get a do-over on a few old decisions. The way you manage decisions, past, present, and future, is a matter of stewardship. Regret is a terrible use of energy, but you can leverage past mistakes to help you make the best decisions from now

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Christmas and A Powerless Pandemic

God does not call you to celebrate Christmas. God calls you to love His Son. As mature trees exchanged their lush green mantles of summer for autumn masterpieces of red, purple, and gold, the tenor of the world changed once again. After two years of pandemic stress, the irritants and anxiety of rampant cultural, economic, and political change begin to

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Christian Dis-Unity and the Exclusivity of Jesus Christ

Ecumenism is the effort to unify the thousands of brands of “Christianity” into one orderly body. It sounds noble, and while unity is a powerful biblical principle, somehow it’s failing in practice. Maybe the problem is the exclusivity of Jesus Christ and God’s unchangeable nature. 1 Corinthians chapter 1 offers a rich vein of gold on this topic. The word

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Could An Imposter Fool You?

Dear Friend, A message and a question… I’ve marveled many times when 4-legged critters display greater savvy than we do. For example, no one could convince Diva the Dachshund that they were me. She’d take one sniff with her long nose, listen to one word with her magnificent ears, and then run away because she wouldn’t buy it for a

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How God Revealed Himself Through Two Squirrels

Be careful what you wish for. You never know who will be listening. Terry Pratchett Tweet Two squirrels busied themselves on the grass beside the walking trail this morning as I made my daily trek between the backyards of suburban houses and a creek tucked into a dense wood in the middle of town. The squirrels delivered the first God

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