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    Blessings Abound, Even In Injury

    A family member of mine has been experiencing back problems recently. This person has been in intense pain and discomfort for a couple of weeks now. As if that weren’t enough, they have been unable to go about their daily routine as they normally would. That is a big challenge, as this family member prefers to stay active, busy, and…

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    The Violent Persecution of Christians in Africa.

    A few months ago, I came across an article that brought to my attention the horrible persecution happening in Africa and specifically Nigeria. I originally thought that any killings happening in Africa were caused by government control of citizens or from conflicts based on land ownership. Many questions began to form in my mind. Why are so many Christians being…

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    Abortion Workers Are Not Our Enemy, Sin Is

    Oftentimes, on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Gab, and Parler, I see pro-life enthusiasts expressing hate and ill-wishes for abortion workers. It seems that these people identify those involved with the abortion industry as targets for their indignation. This concept is easy for me to understand because I often look for targets to lash out at when I…

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    Live In The Present

    Both the past and future have their potential uses, one can provide precedence and the other can provide motivation. Yet, the past and future are not what we are called to dwell in, that honor is reserved for the present. I am not talking about the superficiality of a “YOLO” (You Only Live Once) lifestyle. Living in the present isn’t…

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    True Humility

    There is no denying that the idea of humbling ourselves often puts a bad taste in our mouths. We like to think we are pretty good people and that we are usually right. When I stop to consider this, something about it seems odd to me. Here I am, nothing special by secular standards, finding it difficult to humble myself…

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    Why We Don’t Do Santa Claus

    Parents all around the United states, and in other parts of the world, perpetuate the idea that Santa Claus brings gifts each Christmas for their children. They explain to their children how Santa comes down the chimney and tiptoes around the Christmas tree placing presents. Also, gifts are only for the good boys and girls, the bad ones get a…

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    The Price of Ignoring God’s Will

    We all have either moments, or areas of our lives, where we struggle to give something up for God. One of my areas is entertainment, whether it is the movies I watch or video games I play, I tend to push aside what God wants in favor of what I want. I don’t typically see an immediate repercussion for ignoring…

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    The Case Against Halloween

    Halloween is coming up and, as is my yearly tradition, I refresh my brain as to why my family does not celebrate it. There are many who may call me a religious nutcase for not allowing my kids to dress up as zombies or murder victims, run around scaring little children, or to take candy from strangers. However, these would…