Tagged: Christian Life

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On Marriage (1)

Ask the grownups: when you’ve been married years and decades, it’s easy to remember where and when you got married, but sometimes what escapes you is why. God created Eve because He knew Adam was lonely and incomplete. So if...

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When God Feels Distant

Does God feel distant? Floyd McClung writes: ‘You wake up one morning and all your ‘‘spiritual feelings’’ are gone. You pray, but nothing happens. You rebuke the devil, but it doesn’t change anything. You go through spiritual exercises, have your...

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Christ-like-ness

God’s number-one goal for you isn’t comfort, it’s Christ-like-ness! And to reach it you’ll have to undergo some of the same experiences that Jesus went through—like being misunderstood by your family, ridiculed by church members, rejected by the world, and...

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Inner Beauty

A lady flew across the country to tell a talk show host how her husband had left her for another woman. The lady who was young, vibrant, and beautiful, pulled out a photograph and said, ‘Just look at her. He...

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Choose the Right Friends (2)

Take the initiative. Don’t wait to be introduced. Say ‘hello’ and get the other person’s name. If you’re naturally shy, it can be hard taking the first step. But the chances are that the other person feels the same, and...

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Choose the Right Friends (1)

Author Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones said, ‘You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years…except for the people with whom you associate and the books you read.’ When it comes to choosing friends, Dr. Charles Townsend says look for: 1)...

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Seeing the Hand of God

Jesus looked at Judas in Gethsemane and said, ‘Friend, do what you came to do. It’s hard to imagine what Jesus saw in Judas that made him worthy to be called ‘friend’. But Jesus sees something good in every bad...

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Seize the Present

We spend too much of our lives in the junkyard of regret. We focus on what might have been, could have been and should have been. Maybe we think that by replaying it enough we can change the outcome. But...

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You’re a ‘Priest’ at Work (3)

Lottery winners often make the same comment: ‘Winning all that money isn’t going to change my life.’ But it seldom works out that way. Six months later they have left their job and bought a new house or car or...

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You’re a ‘Priest’ at Work (2)

In his book Habits of the Heart, sociologist Robert N. Bellah describes three attitudes people have towards their work. The first group treats it as a job. When you do this, you see it strictly as a way to make...