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Now That I Want Forgiveness, How Do I Handle My Past Sins?

Now That I Want Forgiveness, How Do I Handle My Past Sins

A friend asked me, “When you and Lucia realized you hadn’t asked for forgiveness for several years, how did you work out the gospel in that situation? You couldn’t go back and cover all your past sins against each other at that time, correct? So… Continue Reading …

Four Reasons to Praise God for Your Imperfections

Four Reasons to Praise God For Your Imperfections

Utopia does not exist. It’s a mirage in a desert, similar to the person who wants to be perfect. My goal here is not to rain on anyone’s parade but to help gain a better perspective on living well in God’s world while releasing ourselves… Continue Reading …

The Surprising Truth of Why a Husband Devalues His Wife

The Surprising Truth of Why a Husband Devalues His Wife

A husband who devalues his wife did not just become this way. There is always a trail that leads to this outcome. Devaluing a spouse is a symptom, not a cause. There are two ways to keep from marrying such a selfish, devaluing man. One,… Continue Reading …

Why Each Person Needs Care According to Their Uniqueness

Why Each Person Needs Care According to Their Uniqueness

You have heard the saying, different strokes for different folks, right? It is a practical perspective when it comes to assessing people because every person presents a unique opportunity to figure out so you can care for them according to who they are. This concept… Continue Reading …

What Does It Mean to Boast in Your Weakness?

What Does It Mean to Boast In Your Weakness

What does it mean to boast in your weakness? Are you boasting in your sin, or is there more going on here? I am a jar of clay, but what does Paul mean when he boasts as a clay pot? My friend said, “I’m hung… Continue Reading …

Let Me Draw You a Picture of a Marriage in Trouble

Let Me Draw You a Picture of a Marriage in Trouble

The best marriages are those where the distinct uniqueness of each partner works in a beautiful symmetry that enhances the other’s strengths while compensating for the weaknesses. The worst marriages are those partners who do not know how to help each other become a mature… Continue Reading …

Can God Use Me: the Non-Disqualifying Grace of God

Can God Use Me the Non-Disqualifying Grace of God

God is not looking for a few good men or women or folks with specific character traits. It’s not our personalities or our wits that God wants. That is not how it works in the “grace of God world” where you and I live. Though… Continue Reading …

A Rattled Confidence during Disappointments Is a Sign It Is from God

Rattled Confidence During Disappointments Is a Sign It Is From God

Trials and disappointment are two unexpected ways the Lord blesses our lives. It’s a challenging way to think, but you know it’s true to the Bible’s narrative. The tension is that in those times in our lives where circumstances mount to such a degree, we… Continue Reading …

Take the World’s Greatest Personality Test To See What Type You Are

Take the World's Greatest Personality Test to See What Type You Are

One of the many peculiarities of our over-psychologized age is our culture’s affinity for their various attempts to figure out personalities. The peculiarity is not so much with our culture’s fascination with the personality and human condition, as it is how the church has jumped… Continue Reading …

He Is Risen Indeed. Now What Are We Supposed to Do?

He Is Risen Indeed. Now What Are We Supposed to Do

There is a heightened awareness of the gospel—the person and work of Jesus Christ—during Easter. Christians worldwide are celebrating what many consider to be the centerpiece of His work on earth. It is great news; He’s out of the grave! Now what? Christ risen indeed… Continue Reading …

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