Why Your Life Story Has Enormous Power

You have a life story. We all do. How significant is your story? Perhaps you wish you had a different story. Maybe you even wish you could live someone else’s story. My story has had some challenging and painful chapters. I’m sure yours does, too. It’s easy to look around and see other stories that […]

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4 Essential Spiritual Benefits of Physical Exercise

About the time my pastor stood up in front of the church to deliver his sermon, I’d start to feel sleepy. The pastor’s message was interesting, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I’d fall asleep, only to wake up when I’d feel my head fall toward my chest. Part of […]

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God, Bless this Food? 3 Hidden Dangers of Saying Grace

Have you ever seen someone pray for God’s blessing, saying grace on a fat-filled, sugar-laced plate of processed food? Maybe that’s person is you. Faithful and Fat? Do you ever wonder why Christians get fat and sick? Do you want to be healthier? I thought I was doing well. As a vegetarian I ate healthier […]

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Christians and Suicide: Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

Christians commit suicide. It’s a tragic fact. But those who are left behind when their loved one commits suicide are haunted with this question: Is suicide the unpardonable sin? A Fatal Disease Recently, when I read the sad story of a successful Christian evangelist who committed suicide, I struggled with this question. Those who knew […]

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3 Reasons Christians Must Talk about Depression

There is help for Christians with depression. But sincere, Bible-believing Christians often hold back from talking about depression. For many Christians there is shame in admitting they’re depressed. They tell themselves that it shouldn’t be. They worry that their depression has resulted from sin or a lack of faith. They worry that they haven’t prayed […]

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5 Things You Can Do Today for Happier New Year

Are you relying on other people to make you happier? What if you could take some simple actions to have a happier new year? Maybe you’ve wished for more compliments or quality time from your spouse. A better job. Less stress. More money. Respect from your children. I occasionally get caught in that trap. All […]

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The Most Extraordinary Christmas Miracle

The most extraordinary Christmas miracle isn’t what you might think. It’s not the Christmas star, the angels singing, or the wise men arriving from the east. An Ordinary Encounter You’ve probably seen the pan-handlers at freeway off ramps. Their signs tell various stories along a similar theme. They want money. I’ve had various reactions to these […]

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Where is God When I’m Hurting?

We all hurt at various times in our lives. Some hurts leave deeper, more painful wounds than others. When the pain produces suffering, it’s not uncommon to wonder where is God when I’m hurting. The Source of My Pain When Mom got home from being away, I stopped what I was doing, and hurried to […]

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