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I am still a cynic…

I have a confession to make: I am still a cynic. I know…after all these years. I have been for a long time, and maybe I always will be. In case you aren’t sure what that means, it is “a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable… Continue reading I am still a cynic…

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freedom.

There are so many ways to understand the word freedom. According to the good ole Webster Dictionary, freedom is:  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Liberation. Not constrained. The state of being free. Spiritually speaking, Christians understand this as being free from the bondage of sin. We experience liberation from the "passions of our flesh" and… Continue reading freedom.

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The Red Cup.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. [Matthew 6:21] I have recently been convicted about my materialism. I have found myself questioning what I “treasure” most. At church this weekend, the pastor touched on just that. What do I prioritize? I love to have things and stuff and things. I love… Continue reading The Red Cup.

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Anger and Grace.

I wish I handled situations with grace.  ...But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger… [James 1:19] I think a good way to describe me in times of stress and conflict is the exact opposite of this verse. I am QUICK to anger, and QUICK to speak; and I really don’t want… Continue reading Anger and Grace.

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how to handle the homosexual

There have been many comments made about the recent Federal Ruling regarding same-sex marriage in North Carolina. Some are excited about the freedom to be able to marry who they love, and some are devastated at the thought of Biblical Morality crumbling in this modern world. When it comes down to it, gay marriage is… Continue reading how to handle the homosexual

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an overwhelming rest

Who knew that the way to get overwhelmed is to rest?That probably sounds backwards. But it is the truth.I spend a lot of time complaining about my relationship with God. It is a big part of us. If he was anything less than perfect, he may complain about me too! What I have slowly (very… Continue reading an overwhelming rest