Category Archives: Christian Growth

How to Defeat Worry in Two Not-So-Easy Steps

I suspect that if we were all honest, most of us would admit that worry is a constant companion in life. We worry about our children – the kind of lives they will lead; the kinds of friends they will … Continue reading

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Reformed or Transformed?

Read Matthew 12:43-45; 2 Peter 2:20-22 I know it is time to clean out the shed behind my house again . . . but I probably won’t do it. That little shed, which serves as the storage space for random things … Continue reading

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NOAH: Five”Talking Points” For Discussions With Friends

Since the new Noah movie was released, conversations about the story in Genesis 6-9 are suddenly commonplace. It seems like everyone, even people who haven’t picked up a Bible in years, are suddenly experts on the story, or at least … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Deal With Cantankerous People

No matter what arena of life you frequent, chances are you have regular contact with difficult people. They could be customers, or co-workers, or employers, or neighbors, or acquaintances or church members, or even random strangers. No matter who they … Continue reading

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Why I Do Not Fear The Future

Have you felt afraid this week? Have you read the headlines reporting wars and gridlock and stripped freedoms and financial gloom and felt your courage melt? Have you suddenly noticed the world in which your children are maturing and found your … Continue reading

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Encouaragement For A Change: Balcony Or Basement?

The book Passionate People (by Keith Miller and Bruce Larson),  describes two kinds of people — “basement people” and “balcony people.” Which one are you? “Basement people” are defined as “discouragers”. No matter what is happening, they always have a … Continue reading

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Is God’s Grace an Escape Hatch?

Have you ever gotten into a tough situation and started looking for an ESCAPE HATCH? The bullets start flying and the danger starts rising, and you try to find a magic portal, or a secret door, or a time machine, … Continue reading

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