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“I Had to Be the Voice for Those Who Could No Longer Speak for Themselves”

By Dr. Bennet Omalu Early in the fifth century, an ascetic monk from the east felt compelled to travel to Rome, a city he had never visited before. He arrived to find huge crowds all moving in one direction. Since he did not know why the Spirit had led him to the city, he decided to […]

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Get Out of the Middle of the Road

By Chrystal Evans Hurst The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 In my midtwenties, I took a business trip to San Francisco. I had been asked to go receive training for a new job. I’d never been to the city before and decided to stay […]

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What Lukewarm in Laodicea Really Means

By Zach Hoag The concept of the lukewarm Christian is drawn from Revelation 3, which gives us the last in a series of seven messages to seven influential churches in Asia Minor. Jesus, speaking through the apostle John, saved his strongest words for last: “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. […]

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Beware the Siren Call of Perfect Parenting

By Jim Daly So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 In his book Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” With all due respect to Tolstoy, I doubt that’s true. While every family […]

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More Than Beautiful Poetry

By Shauna Shanks Editor’s Note: Wrecked by the news from her husband of an affair and a request for a divorce, Shauna Shanks shares the beginnings of her courageous journey to save her marriage in this except from her new book, A Fierce Love. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the […]

Filed under Books, Family, General, Guest Post, Women

3 Tips for Setting Boundaries Around Technology Use

by Nicole Johnson “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV) Our dependence on technology can be crazy-making. Many people have been trying to sound the alarm for years, but it doesn’t appear to be working […]

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Getting Out of Your Own Way

by Sanya Richards-Ross If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. GALATIANS 6:3–4 I really thought they would cancel the race. I didn’t realize they sold tickets and that there […]

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Never Give Up Praying

by Lee Strobel [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel: Find Answers to Tough Questions About the Bible] Baptism services were always my favorite weekends at Willow Creek Community Church, where I served as a teaching pastor for several years. I reveled in seeing so many people publicly proclaim their faith […]

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Your Marriage Vows—in Sickness and in Health

by Dr. Les Parrott Leslie had the flu a week ago. I can’t stand it when she’s sick. I feel so helpless, like I can’t do a thing in the world to make her feel any better. I run to the store and pick up a bottle of 7-Up and some soda crackers. This last […]

Filed under Family, Guest Post

Staying Rich

by David Green I realize that running a billion dollar company doesn’t exactly make me just one of the guys from a purely financial standpoint. Money tends to separate us in our culture, and that’s unfortunate because I’m just like you. I get up every day, spend time with God, kiss my wife, eat some […]

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