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Here’s What Marriage Requires to Last

Here's What Marriage Requires to Last

What Marriage Requires to Last? My grandparents showed me.

With the recent passing of my 89-year-old grandfather, I witnessed one of the saddest and most beautiful testaments to a life-long marriage. Shortly after his passing, I watched my grandmother sit and weep at my grandfather’s bedside. She spoke to him and told him how much she loved him, will miss him, and how they had many good times and bad. This was a marriage 68 years strong, unfathomable by many this day. As I watched, with tears in my eyes, I began to reflect on what marriage truly is.

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Why You Need To Be Present in Your Kids Lives

 

Dad, Here's Why You Need to be Present in your Kids Lives

You need to be present in your kids lives. Which of these would you rather be?

Missing In Action, Definition – “used to say that a soldier cannot be found after a battle and might have been killed, captured, or wounded.”

Man In Action, Definition — Being an active man in the life of your family. You aren’t hard to find and are present where needed.

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How To Use Spiritual Gifts For The Glory of God

How To Use Spiritual Gifts For The Glory of God

Prepare yourself for an analogy relating to you and how to use spiritual gifts for the glory of God. We all know that person, or you may be that person who stands in line at the Comic-Con to purchase an “Action Figure” that is still in the plastic. They hold that box of whatever character as if they are holding a baby. They may have just had the box signed, or if you are a purist, you keep it just as it is. Don’t bend it, don’t crease it and for goodness sake…don’t open it!

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God’s Word Doesn’t Need Your Filtering

Filtering God's Word is a Bad Idea

Filtering God’s Word should never be the goal. One thing I’ve learned while reading the Bible and hearing God’s Word preached is its unchanging truth. What is real about God, and His word two thousand years ago is still accurate today.

1 John 4:1 — “Dear friend, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

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Accepting the Challenge for Biblical Manhood In Modern Times

Biblical Manhood in Modern Times

Biblical manhood in modern times is becoming less popular. The bar is set low. It wasn’t always the case, but it sure seems like men have lost their way. I don’t know if it’s our politically correct culture where everyone gets offended by the slightest thing or if men just lost it over the years. I guess if you watched your dad mail it in, that would be what you based what a dad should be. 

Romans 8:37 — “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

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Here’s How You Can Serve Your Community

Serve Your Community, Here's How

As I’m sitting here writing this article, Hurricane Florence is moving across the state of North Carolina. Wind and rain have been the lead story on the news stations around the country. As I was watching some of the reports, I saw many people going out of their way to serve others. One of the groups caught my attention as they are from my home state of Louisiana. Here’s a quick example on how you can serve your community

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