Christian Living

How to live in the world without being of the world. Topics to affirm truth, grow faith, and help you polish your spiritual armor.

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Nice vs Kind—Beware of The “Gospel of Nice”

More self-labeled Christians believe that being nice is more important than anything else. Curiously, none of God’s commandments mention being “nice.” Could that be because “nice” is concerned about what people see while kindness is the pure outflow of the heart?  “Niceness is how we try to climb the social ladder. But kindness is how we lift up others.”—Yaholo Nice

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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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Servant Leadership Excellence – 7 Required Traits

Even if you weren’t the kid who led the neighborhood when you were ten-years-old, you can become a more influential leader. I was an effective leader when I transitioned from business consulting and motivational speaking to the horse industry. During those years my skills as both a servant leader and entrepreneur grew in ways I never expected. Move From Good

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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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5 Disciplines of Personal Revival

Personal revival isn’t once and done, but a continuing commitment to compare progress, habits, and priorities with what you’ve accomplished in the past and the way God’s word tells you to run your race. I love my life, my husband, my work, and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But last week the progress and lightness of spirit I usually

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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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