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What Shall I Do?

What Shall I Do? By Grant Phillips How many of us are like the little fellow in the picture above? (Was supposed to be a picture of a squirrel straddling a fence.) We don’t want to ‘make any waves.’ We don’t want to offend anyone. We want to be accepted…

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In Someone Else’s Shoes

In Someone Else's Shoes By John Davis According to Psychology Today, “Some sources suggest that the average person makes an eye-popping 35,000 choices per day. Assuming that most people spend around seven hours a day sleeping and thus blissfully choice-free, that makes roughly 2,000 decisions per hour or one decision…

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Without Anger

Without Anger By Dr. John Oswalt A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods. They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. So the jailer…

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The False Gospel of Popular Music

The False Gospel of Popular Music By Chris Woodward I was driving to work recently and, like a lot of Americans, skimming through radio stations for music to listen to on my commute. One song called “Stand By You” from Rachel Platten included the words “even if we can’t find…

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Thorns and Suffering

Thorns and Suffering By Jordan Chamblee Honesty is incredibly important in every relationship. That’s why my wife and I occasionally ask one another to identify the little things we do that annoy one another. Those things can be pretty trivial and even silly. Outside the home, the annoyances and inconveniences…

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The Church: Navigating the Difficult Waters of Sexuality

The Church: Navigating the Difficult Waters of Sexuality By Rebecca Davis “This topic of sexuality is one that even if I wanted to ignore, I couldn’t,” said Kevin DeYoung, a husband, father of eight, pastor, professor, and author. DeYoung is featured in the upcoming feature-length documentary from American Family Studios…

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Thinking About Death These Days?

Thinking About Death These Days? By Buddy Smith We all wonder about life after death, don’t we? It’s natural to think about it because sooner or later we’re going to die. The current COVID-19 pandemic has certainly brought death front and center to the entire world. The Bible says in…

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The Certainty of Mankind’s History With Uncertainty

The Certainty of Mankind’s History With Uncertainty By Peter Rosenberger As a parade of commercials opens with, “During these uncertain times...” eyebrows across the country must raise in a level of incredulity as millions silently whisper, “Welcome to my world!” When times were “certain:” - Huge swaths of the country…

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Calming the Waves in the Sea and the Soul

Calming the Waves in the Sea and the Soul By Myra Gilmore I have always struggled with worry and anxiety. If I don’t keep it in check, I will freak out and panic over nothing. When I was a teenager, these mini freak-outs would appear seemingly out of nowhere and…

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What to do When Faced with Uncertainty

What to do When Faced with Uncertainty By Hannah Harrison People entering their 20s should expect times of uncertainty ahead of them. Around the age of 20 and onward life becomes more complicated, and as young people navigate this unfamiliar terrain they can often find themselves ridden with a case…

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