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Staying Attentive and Alert to the Holy Spirit

As a part of Tyndale’s blogging community, I get to choose a book or two for free every month in exchange for a review on my blog.  Last month, I chose the book, Watch*, by Rick James because it is a theme that God has been bringing up in my life for the past little while.  (What in the world…

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60 Days of Happiness

I chose the book 60 Days of Happiness* as a gift  from Tyndale in exchange for a review on my site, and I am so HAPPY that I did! (Which is good because the book is all about happiness!!) I don’t need to write much about Randy Alcorn, the author.  He is a New York Times bestseller and the author…

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Are You Hurting God’s Feelings?

Sometimes we can forget that God has feelings too.  We are made in His image.  We have emotions because He first had them.  He can feel joy and gratitude, sadness and anger, pain and remorse.  He is the Author of humor.  He is the original Artist.  He loves music and beauty.  He is orderly and methodical.  He is a Being,…

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Why I Stopped Using Bible Study Methods

Before I get into it, let me just say that I am definitely not opposed to studying the Bible.  God’s precious Word should be studied and examined so that we can know Him and follow in His ways.  He is worthy of our diligence, and we can learn the way to live. But I had to take a break from…

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Christmas-Themed Gifts for Kids that Keep Jesus as the Focus

One of my favorite Christmas songs growing up was “Happy Birthday, Jesus,” and in fact, it still is. I love the lyrics: “Happy Birthday, Jesus.  We’re so glad it’s Christmas.  All the tinsel and lights, and the presents are nice, but the real gift is you.”  It still brings tears to my eyes.  He is the beautiful reason that we…

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Dear Church, the Government Has Your Job

Does God have an answer to those in our nations who are living in poverty? Let’s look at healthcare as an example: it seems the US is in a healthcare crisis.  Not everyone feels the burden of this crisis, but many do, so as a nation we carry it together.  The costs of modern healthcare in the country are ludicrous.…

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Rediscovering America’s True National Heritage

As a child, I wouldn’t say I was overly interested in history as a subject.  But recently, I have been very curious about the history of my nation, America.  I have become increasingly convinced of the importance of knowing our roots, both good and bad. I grew up under the notion that the US was founded on Christian values and…

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3 Things That Can Hinder Your Prayers

We are God’s children, and He loves to talk with us.  He delights in answering prayers as a good father delights in giving his children gifts.  If even earthly fathers can give good gifts to their children, how much more so a perfect Heavenly Father? But God also hates selfishness because it hurts us and it hurts others.  He does…

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