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The Voice

On June 17, 1998, 81-year-old Robert Kupferschmid and his…

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Finding True Healing

Few things in life can change our lives as quickly as…

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The Ministry of Comfort

Few things are more disconcerting than a telephone call…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 5: Rebuilding Her Life

Understandably, the loss of a companion whom one has…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 2: The Grieving Process

Scholars, both sacred and secular, have given much attention…

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Written Up–Written Down

One of my many embarrassing moments!   Second semester…

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Why God Speaks More to Senior Adults Than Anyone Else!

The title of this article may have caught your attention if…

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What Profit is Giving?

The world’s system is “Get All You Can.”…

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What Is A Living Fossil?

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,…

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Resisting Fear and Claiming Your Peace

There are hundreds of fears that can immobilize us if we do…

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The Stumbling Block of Offense

Our nephew, Rev. Andrew Burnett, is an intellectually gifted…

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What are God’s Requirements for You as an Employee?

The faithful employee has the advantage of double wages paid…

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Getting Good at Gratitude

Thanksgiving will be here soon and I’m looking forward to…

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Different Perspectives

What we see sometimes depends on the lens through which we…

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Challenging sexual double standards: Judah vs. Joseph

Judah’s voluntary sexual misbehavior contrasts starkly with…

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Encouragement

Do you need encouragement? My friend Pastor Jerry Beebe…

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Confessions of an Overpacker

I was never a Boy Scout (or even a Girl Scout) but “be…

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Why I Love Other People’s Prayers

Sure… prayer is, for the most part, a personal thing.…

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Believe Whatever you Want, but—what if it’s Wrong?

I might sound like a grumpy sourpuss in this post, but…

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Too Soon to Quit

Two years ago I sat on the edge of a hospital bed and talked…

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The Worst Password

Today, everything from email to your life’s savings is…

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The Power of “As If”

There is a school of behavior therapy that encourages a…

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The Key to Life

Some time ago, the famous pianist Paderewski arrived early…

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The Best Version of Your Life

Hayden planetarium in New York City ran an advertisement in…

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Only One Day

I have a confession to make: I like to read bumper stickers.…

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Noise Cancellation

A couple of years ago, my son Levi and I embarked on a…

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Mission Clarity

You have plenty to do and it’s easy to lose sight of your…

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

In The Lion King, the lion cub looks at a pool of water and…

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Margin

I know of a lead pastor who was given a summer sabbatical.…

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If You Can’t Follow, You Shouldn’t Lead

Dr. Russell Jeung, author of At Home in Exile and leading…

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Habits

The townspeople were in total despair. A fire, which started…

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Got Growth?

This might be a tough statement for some of us to hear:…

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Getting to Know You

In 2007, John Brandrick, a British man, was experiencing…

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Get Over It!

Back in 2005, Jeff Goldblatt, initiated “Get Over It Day”.…

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Free Lunch

“For through the law I died to the law so that I might…

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Flowers or Seeds?

Would you rather have a bouquet of flowers or a packet of…

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Failing Forward

During the first week of orientation the outgoing CEO…

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Every Decision Has Cost

“Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever…

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Decisive Moments

In 1983, Coca-Cola was losing the market-share battle with…

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Derailed

There’s a special word for those tightrope walkers who…

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Deal With How You Feel

What makes some people flourish more in work and life than…

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Appropriate Order

We live in a technological society in which we are on the…

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A Paintbrush for Your Mind

Circumstance is a word that speaks of that which is…

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A Compelling Call

In some small towns back in the day, the volunteer fire…

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A Bias for Obedience

Read ‘After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven…

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What Do You Believe About Your Future?

What do you feel when you face the unexpected, a moment of…

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Five Second Rule

Most people have heard of the “five second rule”—that if…

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More Than Functional Feet

Read Romans 10:1-21 ‘For, “Everyone who calls on…

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Your Days are Numbered

In Psalm 90, Moses contrasts the frailty of man, and the…

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Who Do I Want to Be Today?

I once heard a friend describe his golf game this way, “I…