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My Life: The Truth is I Really Shouldn’t Be Here

My Life I should be dead 10 times over or at least permanently injured, or lame, or something equally as horrific. The longer I live, the more I realize how fortunate I am just to be around. Between the lifestyle I lived and the mental illness I experienced, there were plenty of opportunities for me… Read more My Life: The Truth is I Really Shouldn’t Be Here

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Does the Christian Church Idolize Marriage?

Christian Marriaage The following is from my book, Standing Ovation. Two co-pastors are driving in a car, on their way to pick up a couch for their teen room. Cy is one of the pastors and the other is Andy. They have had deep discussions in the past but this takes it to another level.… Read more Does the Christian Church Idolize Marriage?

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ

Martin Luther King Jr. “If I can’t do great things; I can do small things in great ways.” This saying may seem like a regular pump yourself up in the morning quote hoping to instill a spark to a fading spirit. But that is not the case here. This saying by Martin Luther King Jr.… Read more Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ

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In the World, Not of the World

In the world, not of… One of Christianity’s biggest challenges has always been how to live in a sick, dying world and not become a part of it. It’s biblical. Be in, not of.  But it’s not easy. Because we Christians enjoy the world and most of what it offers just like everybody else. Sunshine,… Read more In the World, Not of the World

Fraudsters, Charlatans and Quackery: Prosperity Gospel

Fraudsters Fraudsters are among us. On Easter Sunday, Televangelist Paula White Hawks announced s he would send you a “Resurrection Life” seed which would miraculously save you from a spiritual death sentence. For the amazingly low price of $1,144. White then promised that in return for sowing the resurrection seed, donors would receive special prayer cloths… Read more Fraudsters, Charlatans and Quackery: Prosperity Gospel

Depression: If I’m a Christian, Why am I Depressed?

Depression Depression is nothing new to Christianity. King David wrote the book of Psalms, and if you read them carefully you will see depression throughout his words. His son, Solomon, describes depression perfectly in the book of Proverbs, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick”. So true. Your heart is sick. People that decide to take… Read more Depression: If I’m a Christian, Why am I Depressed?

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6 Shower Thoughts Every Christian Has on Sundays

Shower Thoughts Do I have time to condition my hair? – Service starts at 9:00am, it’s 8:30 and you are in the shower. It takes 10 minutes to get to church but you still have to get ready. You’ve shampooed your hair and now comes the hard question. I mean, I really should, it’s been… Read more 6 Shower Thoughts Every Christian Has on Sundays