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Finding Unity in Christ Alone

Finding Unity in Christ Alone

Do I find unity in Christ with all believers? I recently read a book about tribalism in America. When I think of tribes, I think of Africa, but this book dealt with a much broader perspective. This book was about any group with a common interest. Folks stick together because they have a common ancestry, heritage, financial status, religious affiliation, social attraction, business interest, or hobby. I belong to several tribes: social community and church, my sports teams (New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs), my alma mater, and my political affiliation. 

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Handling Early Marriage & Financial Struggles

Handling Early Marriage & Financial Struggles

Financial struggles exist. There are always choices to be made about money in marriage regardless of your age. However, when first married, you quickly learn the value of the dollar. When we were first married, we had two incomes. My wife was a grade-school teacher, and I was a youth pastor. Our combined income paid the bills and allowed us to put some money away for one big item, but the question was, why do we save?

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Christian Fellowship for Men is Vital

Christian Fellowship for Men is Vital

Fellowship for men matters. I’ve been involved in men’s groups now for over ten years. Men coming together as a group has always been a passion of mine. And over the years, it has yielded some excellent fruit.

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3 Ways You Can Ensure Your Children Know You Love Them

3 Ways You Can Ensure Your Children Know You Love Them

Do your children know you love them? Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. If I say I love my son, but ignore him and mistreat him, do my words speak the truth, or do my actions tell the real story? It’s what I do that counts, not just what I say.

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Faith is Built in the Waiting Period

Faith is Built in the Waiting Period

Ever wondered why we have to wait so much? I wonder all the time. I will admit I have grown a little more patience with age, but only a few. I frequently want answers to things that I have no clue, and I usually want the answer immediately. Think about it. 

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The Call for Belief | From Doubt to Faith

The Call for Belief | From Doubt to Faith

Click clock…The same as tick-tock… BOOM ! The clock begins and out the gate, not knowing where I have my fate. I look down at the track trying to find The Lane, wanting to avoid any such pain. Moving to greed, but I see these are not freed. Transitioning to malice, I see in this there is no palace. Continuing down the circle changing to anger, but now rest has become my stranger. Heading to lust and all that is there are shadows and dust.

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