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Don't Worry About Your Life, Live Your Life

WORRY: (Verb) "to give way to anxiety or unease; to allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles, real or imagined." Beware of the growing trend of worrying about your life instead of living your life. Let's take an…

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Two Ways to Heal & Help Your Bruised Heart

The older you get, the more life beats you up. The betrayal, unmet dreams and expectations, painful surprises, loss, and death—it hurts. This pain is what causes many people to shut down their hearts. You are surrounded today by people…

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Go Backpacking

Backpacking is one of my favorite things to do, a favorite way to adventure. There's a special freedom you feel when you carry everything you need to survive and flourish on your back for a few days. When I was…

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Never Stop Exploring

I stumbled on a quote reading an old issue of Outside magazine. 58 year-old Reid Stowe, a sailor en route to setting the record for the longest sea voyage without resupply in history, reveals a big truth about you and me: I’ve…

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Jesus At The Bottom of The Ocean

Christ of the Abyss is a bronze statue of Jesus placed in 1954 at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Italy. This may be my favorite piece of art depicting Jesus. This statue reminds me that Jesus came…

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Ditch the Kleenex and Let People Cry

I used to keep a box of kleenex in my office so people had something to stop their tears. I'm a pastor, so that means people tell me stuff. Once people feel safe enough, they open up about the pain…

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The Abortion of Abortion

“And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Luke 1:41) While we're all thinking about the Gosnell Infanticide and Murder Trial I think it's wise to…

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When You Preach A Lousy Sermon

If you're a preacher, it's inevitable that you'll preach some lousy sermons. It's not possible to hit a home run every single week. Hitting Home Runs Last Sunday I preached a lousy sermon. It felt awful and embarrassing. I was…

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