Choosing an Attitude of Gratitude

“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” —Colossians 3:5 We live in a “stuff” driven world where it does not seem to matter how much we […]

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Everyday Thanksgiving for Kids

Giving thanks is the star of Thanksgiving Day, but if that’s the only time a family verbalizes what they are thankful for, it just isn’t enough. Gratitude is something children learn best by watching it modeled in everyday life. A father can say […]

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What Gone with the Wind Taught Me about Marriage

Most of us know that Margaret Mitchell wrote the 1936 novel Gone With the Wind. What you might not know is that if it weren’t for her husband’s encouragement, this work, and the Academy Award winning film it inspired, may […]

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God Used Depression to Set Me Free

There was a time in my life when I felt completely ashamed of letting people see into my struggles with depression. There was a time when I would have never told anyone that I was taking medication and seeing a therapist for my “issues.” But now, by God’s grace, […]

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The Benefits of Actually Knowing God’s Word

Recently I threw out a question on Facebook: “Why do you read the Bible? What’s your motivation?” I must admit, I was a bit surprised at the outpouring of enthusiastic responses. If you’ve ever thought the Bible had nothing to say to you personally, read […]

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How to Manage Doubtful Thoughts

My confidence suffered a hefty blow! An event I was scheduled to speak at cancelled. Though their reasons had nothing to do with me, I found my heart sinking down into the pit of self-​​​​doubt. Ever been there? It’s a slimy mess of muck […]

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