Shared Destination: A Time for Change

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Oct 1, 2020

Old habits die hard. As most folks know, that old axiom is painfully true. How many times have you tried to change a thought, a behavior, or a routine of some kind and found out that unless you really focus on it and work at it, you just keep doing the same old things over and over? I suspect everybody …

Is This the End?

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Sep 22, 2020

As I studied the stranger in the mirror, a surge of what I can only describe as pure self-hatred ran through my body. “I hate you, I hate you, I hate you!” I screamed at the teary-eyed reflection staring back at me. I watched the pain darken my eyes as I felt the words jab like a knife; a feeling …

How to Apologize in the Right Way

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Aug 27, 2020

Offering an apology after you have wronged another person does not come easy to everyone. Some people really struggle with the art of apologizing. However, you can learn how to apologize in the right way and with the best chance of restoring your relationship. Why Should We Apologize? Apologizing is your way of telling someone they are important in your …

The Immeasurable Power of God

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Jul 29, 2020

And what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might. (Ephesians 1:19) Over the years, I’ve been privileged to travel to many lands and countries to preach the gospel. One of the best parts about this is experiencing the different cultures, particularly their food and cuisines. Meals are times …

Prayer and the Trinity

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Jun 3, 2020

As conventionally understood, prayer has become a one-way attempt to influence this Other whom we call God. If we do it right, the folklore goes, this will compel God to listen to us. I always feel sorry for poor God, who is getting all these contrary messages from contrary people, all of whom are groveling and faith-ing! Whom does God …

Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today

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May 12, 2020

I had an opportunity to travel around the country of Albania for several weeks, right after Communism was lifted there in 1992, teaching leaders about the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit. The territory of Albania overlaps that of ancient Illycrium, a Roman province where Paul preached and actively showed the people the power of the Spirit. We know about …