Anxiety kills

Anxiety is trepidation. It’s a suspicion, an apprehension. Life in a minor key with major concerns. Perpetually on the pirate ship’s plank. You’re part Chicken Little and part Eeyore. The sky is falling, and it’s falling disproportionately on you. As a result you are...

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Anxious for nothing

When mariners describe a tempest that no sailor can escape, they call it a perfect storm. Not perfect in the sense of ideal, but perfect in the sense of combining factors. All the elements, such as hurricane-force winds plus a cold front plus a downpour of rain, work...

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"Jesus promised his followers three things: They would be entirely fearless, absurdly happy, and always in trouble." - Marty Babcock

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Through a Glass Darkly

Is it possible that two ideas that seem contradictory can both be true? Can it be that God is BOTH three and one? If this is true that we are deep into heresy if we see Him as either three OR one. Isn’t it true that Jesus was both God and man? Aren’t we right in...

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The Tyranny of the Urgent

Included in the Basics for Christian Living with permission. Original by Charles E. Hummel Have you ever wished for a thirty-hour day? Surely this extra time would relieve the tremendous pressure under which we live. Our lives leave a trail of unfinished tasks....

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An ominous warning

Lloyd Ogilvie, now chaplain of the U.S. Senate, tells a story from his student days about the memorable experience of sailing on the Queen Mary from New York to Southampton. He recalls that she was a magnificent ship. Though his student’s budget put him on deck Double...

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Making Spirit-filled Disciples

The Second Mark of a Disciple

You can’t make disciples from a distance.

How to muzzle a talker

It is a sin to bore people with the gospel

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