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9 Suggestions for Winning Back the Heart of Your Wife

Some solid marriage advice for men who want to love their wives well!
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Don’t Quarrel Over Opinions But Welcome One Another

How many ‘opinions’ do Christians today quarrel over instead of welcoming one another? Face masks, online services, political opinions about how our governments are handling the pandemic.
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Give Jesus Your Worries (and Don’t Take Them Back)

A lot of times we pray about our worries, and then when we’re done, we pick them right back up. But Peter’s not just telling us to pray about it. He is saying, “Hurl your worries onto Jesus. Make him responsible for that problem. Set it on his shoulders. He will carry it.”
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The Divine Imagination

Imagination is a part of how we can understand and worship God, as well as how we can understand and interact with His visible and invisible creation.
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9 Ways to Connect With God

This week we’re celebrating a new release of Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God. It has a new cover and a new section that explores the pathways in light of the increasing focus on the Enneagram.
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The Uniqueness of Christian Suffering

This is an element of suffering that the unrighteous simply cannot experience, for this unique suffering is afforded only to the righteous in Christ. #suffering
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Permanent Resettlement Not a Reality for 99 Percent of Refugees

Last year, 107,800 refugees were resettled. Millions are still waiting, and the average time it takes refugees to be resettled is between 17 and 18 years. However, the reality is that 99% of refugees will remain permanently displaced.
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Who Would Have Thought Postcards Would Survive the Pandemic?

Many have also relearned the value of some non-digital tools of the past that along with these new tools will most likely last longer than the pandemic. For me and for many others one non-digital tool is postcards.
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Are You Supposed to Distrust Yourself?

I was taught to distrust myself. After all, the heart is deceitful and wicked. For years, I second-guessed my every thought, feeling, or inkling. It felt wrong to listen to—let alone trust—my own instincts.
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I Sacrificed More by Leaving the Mission Field

How can people say they sacrificed more by leaving the mission field than by going in the first place? After all, missionaries give up job with more lucrative salaries and benefits. They leave loved ones and miss out of holidays, major family events, and the like. Of course, they will face various minor or major hardships once they arrive in their place of service.
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Does Blind Obedience Mean You Have More Faith?

Does Blind Obedience Mean You Have More Faith? SO, not thinking about faith doesn’t mean you have more faith. AND, It is OK to be a thoughtful Christian, and a faithful Christian at the same time.
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Sexual Like Jesus

The message of the gospel has nothing to do with maintaining sexual purity. In fact, the message of the gospel is that no one can maintain sexual purity.
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A Wandering Aramaean Was Our Father

A Wandering Aramaean Was Our Father - As Christians, our founding fathers are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, not Washington, Jefferson and Adams. Our founding ethical document is the Mosaic Law and the Sermon on the Mount, not the U. S. Constitution.
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What Happens When a Christian Dies?

The Christian is a person with two houses. The contrast between them could hardly be greater. The first house for your soul is your body, which is like a tent – a fragile structure that will be destroyed.
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A Crisis Is Not an Opportunity for the Church, It’s a Responsibility

As we face one crisis after another we, the church, must accept our responsibility to rise up and be a blessing, an example and a hope to others.
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When Peace and Unity Seem Impossible

When we pursue peace, our love for others is more than just surface-level platitudes. We invest ourselves emotionally in the pain of our brothers and sisters. We share it and bear it because people won’t care what you have to say until they are convinced you really care for them.
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A Tale of Two Pandemics (And Being Compassionate About Both)

While technically we may be living through one pandemic and the implications of that pandemic, one could make the case that we are living through two pandemics.
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God Does His Greatest Work Through Simple Acts of Obedience

God can accomplish more through one simple act of obedience than the most talented leaders can accomplish in a lifetime on their own.
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We Need Wisdom, Not Wealth

Many of us lack wealth in the world’s eyes, but we know we possess unimaginable prosperity in Jesus Christ.
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Friends, If I Unfriend You, Here’s Why

But please (especially to my Christian friends, I beg of you) please stop mocking, denigrating, demonizing and dehumanizing people who hold opposing positions.
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