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Pruning for a Purpose

Do you ever ask yourself the question, why does God bring hard things into my life? Why does He put trials and tribulations in my path? What’s the purpose?...

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Not Identity Theft, But Identity Gift

Well, I’m not sure if you’re aware, but identity theft is a major problem in our country right now. It’s when a person steals your name, your credit card, or your personal information and uses them for fraudulent purposes. Now, clearly, it’s unacceptable behavior to steal another person’s identity. And yet, as Christians, we are by definition a people who have so...

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How to Cure a Troubled Heart

What would you be doing right now if you knew you would not only be killed tomorrow, but that you would also be tortured for an indefinite amount of time before dying? My guess is that you would be desperate to find your own place of peace, comfort, and stability in the midst of the storm. You might even call loved ones, gather friends and family together to be close to yo...

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Have you ever heard of that well known idiom, “Home is where the heart is”? If you’re not familiar, it means that your home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection. And often, it’s not a house at all. Instead, it’s a special relationship. So maybe a husband or wife, a parent or child, or a loved one that is so special that nowhere feels ...

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Humility is Beautiful

Isn’t it a beautiful thing when somebody humbles themselves in order to serve another? I mean, how about a teacher who helps a student, not only with their education, but with their life? Or a man who takes it upon himself, at personal cost, to start an orphanage for the poor? Or a nurse who willingly puts herself in harms way to love and serve her patients from disease ...

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Can Not or Will Not?

Many are those who demand proof for the truthfulness of Christianity. In fact, I was having coffee the other day with a man who said, “If you can show me beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is God, I would be happy to believe in Him.” And yet, in contradiction to his demand for proof, Jesus did many signs and wonders over the course of His ministry and yet people con...

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