When “I am praying for you” Is a Reflex Reaction

We have all been there. That moment when the words, " I am praying for you", cascades out of our lips and showers a weary soul with comfort and relief. In our Christian life, it is almost a reflex reaction. We know that is what we are supposed to say. After all, that brother or sister is …

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Are you Covering Someone’s Nakedness?

Before your mind goes on a roller coaster of possibilities based on the title of this post let me explain. Naked carries a dual definition. The first we are all familiar with. The second is what we will focus on. a person or part of the body without clothes undisguised; blatant, as relating to behavior …

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Saved from Suicide

Suicide. In Christian and worldly realms it carries a stigma. A picture of damaged goods is painted. Every brush stroke ingrained with ideas and thoughts, interpretations and opinions. An ugly portrait of falsehoods and deception is the end product. We hand our brush over to another artist and a different picture comes to life. A …

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11,890 Words|Every Word is Held Accountable

The inevitable bombardment of New Year well wishes will undoubtedly flood your social media sites today. We will reflect on 2018 and as it comes to a close, our thoughts will become reminiscent. The things we said we would do but didn't quite get around to it. The weight we would lose but did didn't make …

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Depression and Christianity

Catchy title, right? Depression is sometimes painted as the dirty little secret among Christian circles. It would be very difficult to find anyone at your church, that hasn't fallen prey to this illness. Yes, it is an illness that lives and feeds on your mind. The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as a common and …

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3 Ways to Combat Spiritual Paralysis

Paralysis is defined as: a state of being unable to function, act, or move. As we navigate through the paths of life, there will be moments where our thoughts, actions, and senses will experience spiritual paralysis. A state of inactivity will settle into our everyday life. That is what the enemy desires. He desires to see …

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An Attitude of Gratitude the other 364 Days of the Year

For most of us the last few days have been a whirlwind of eating, laughing, smiling, and maybe eating some more. Perhaps you just celebrated your first Thanksgiving without a loved one, possibly it is your first Thanksgiving as a married couple, or it just so happens to be your little one's first Thanksgiving. Whatever …

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Growing in the Dark

O.k. y'all (cue the dramatic dum dum dum, I am Southern) as followers of Christ we know that our greatest growth comes during times of adversity. When we are pressed to the wall and can barely breathe because the world has squeezed the life out of us. The little breath we do have left comes …

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Satan’s Burn

  Charred. Scorched. Ashen. Painful. Searing. Blackened. Malodorous. These are the effects of a burn. Varying degrees of pain and damage occur when the human body is burned. Burns can be as minor as a small blister or as severe as death. Satan enjoys seeing our spiritual wounds when he takes aim with his fiery darts. Darts …

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