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Cigarettes, Jesus, and My Self-Righteous Soul

This story is one of the lowlights of my Christian life as I tried to impose my self-righteous standards on a cigarette smoking man who did not know Jesus. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Recovering, Rejoicing, But Refusing to Forget the Pain

It’s 3:06 AM. A man can only sleep so much. I came out of surgery shortly after 4 PM yesterday, staring up at a lady that I will never remember. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

From Despair to Hope – Grieving the Death of a Loved One

From Despair to Hope Grieving the Death of a Loved One

I have been pondering death the past few days–since my mother met Jesus last Thursday evening. My reflections have brought to mind the song Empty Chairs and Empty Tables, the sad farewell from Marius to his friends in the musical Les Miserables. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Five Things to Know When Unbelievers Die

Member Question – One issue I struggle with is the death of friends or loved ones who never appeared to come to the saving knowledge of Christ. There is not a lot said on this issue. There is a great joy, of course, for the… Continue Reading …

My Mother Died Last Night—A Few Thoughts After Life

My mother went to heaven on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The next day, I made this journal entry about her death, life, and finally becoming a Christian. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want… Continue Reading …

15 Tips to Overcome Insomnia

I have struggled with insomnia since 2003. It has been so long and so typical that I rarely talk about it unless someone asks. I long resigned myself to insomnia as a way of life. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

I Resolve to Quit Smoking, a Ten-Step Process

You like smoking. It’s your habit, but you know it’s an addiction because you can’t walk away from it. Smoking controls you. You also love Jesus, but you’re not sure how to connect the Gospel to your smoking habit. Where do you begin? How do… Continue Reading …

Confession of a Former Cigarette Smoker

Rose was a member of my small group. She asked me one night what I thought about smoking cigarettes. I said, “It’s not what’s between your fingers that I see as a problem; it’s what is in the smoker’s heart.” At that moment, the Lord… Continue Reading …

Three Life Choices You Don’t Want to Miss Before You Die

If you could live your life over again, how would you live it differently? What values would you instill to give yourself a meaningful life? What if you could instill those values now? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

A biblical reason to love our bodies

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” – Revelation 1:8 (ESV) The almost daily news reports about men and women strapping explosive devices to their bodies, becoming human… Continue Reading …