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I Choose to Forgive

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I Choose to Forgive

My pastor, Andrew Haney, has been teaching through a series on forgiveness over the last several weeks.  I have been so appreciative of the emphasis to forgive “each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32).”  This certainly does not mean that doing so will always result in perfect reconciliation, although that is the goal.  It does, however, guard the heart of the forgiver against falling prey to the snare of bitterness which will always prove ...

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My Prayer as a Dad, again.

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My Prayer as a Dad, again.

I’ve just launched from the starting gate on a third journey through fatherhood.  In some ways, I feel like this time around I’m a bit more experienced as a father, and thus, a bit more prepared.  In other ways, I feel like starting over again has resurfaced my complete inadequacy of raising a human being who will even be a productive member of society much less a committed follower of Jesus Christ.  I’m doing my best to be a good ...

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I Am a Christian Hedonist

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I Am a Christian Hedonist

A friend recently pointed out a bio description of a popular blog author who described himself as a “Christian Hedonist.”  I was caught off guard and a bit uncomfortable by what seemed to be a contradiction of two terms.  Hedonism would appear to stand in stark contrast to anything Christian.  My curiosity sent me to Google which resulted in my discovery of this article ...

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Supremacy of Christ Video

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Supremacy of Christ Video

This is one of the most moving and uplifting videos that I have seen in a long time. It is absolutely worth every one of the twenty minutes that you will need to watch it. If you are in need of encouragement or wisdom today, a God-centered focus on His absolute supreme sovereignty will bring everything else into a balanced perspective. Do yourself a huge favor. Click the full screen button on the video below, turn up your speakers, ...

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My Sons and Me – Finding Their Way

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My Sons and Me – Finding Their Way

Today my wife and I were given the happy news that our expected baby, due in July, IS A BOY!  This will be our third!  Once and for all this should prove that all of the “old wives tales” and tricks that are used to determine the gender of a child in the womb are 100% bogus!  I cannot tell you how many people were certain that this would be a girl!

As with my other sons, this news has brought ...

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“God is turning the world upside down that it may be right side up when Jesus comes.”

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“God is turning the world upside down that it may be right side up when Jesus comes.”

“When you read in mission reports of troubles and opposition, of burning up books, imprisoning colporteurs and expelling missionaries you must not think that the gospel is being defeated.

It is conquering.

What we see under such circumstances is only the dust in the wake of the ploughman.

God is turning the world upside down that it may be right side up when Jesus comes.

He that plougheth should plough in hope.

We may not be able to see a harvest yet in this country ...

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