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Self-Justification

It seems that we as humans can justify almost anything. Our ability to give ourselves grace is unlimited. We always know we had the best motives and intentions, and we make sure everyone else does as well. When confronted with something that challenges our positive self-image or behavior, we often respond with: • You don’t […]


Jesus Is The Reason

As we think and sing about the most amazing birth in all of history, we cannot help but smile, cry and rejoice. Christ the Savior was born that night. Angels announced it, shepherds went to confirm it, and later on, wise men that followed a star brought gifts for this Child. What a beginning! What […]


Your Impact 1

Every person is important and every life makes a difference. That is not just some hopeful statement to grace an Instagram post, but reality. Let me explain how this works. We just had our annual distribution of scholarship funds for young people in our service last Sunday. This year $7,500 was given to ten different […]


Christian Skin-Fest?

Hosea 2:2 -But now bring charges against Israel—your mother— for she is no longer my wife, and I am no longer her husband. Tell her to remove the prostitute’s makeup from her face and the clothing that exposes her breasts. An interesting way the translators for the NLT described rebellious Israel in the last part […]


Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine what the shepherds must have felt like that glorious night? As they were doing their shepherd thing, just like they had been doing for years, suddenly an angel appears out of nowhere. I don’t know if the messenger had wings, but he (is that right?) certainly had a heavenly glow! Strong light […]


Don’t Waste Offenses

This post was originally shared over at ChurchCental.com It is inevitable that offenses will come to us. Someone somewhere at some time will say or do something that will bother us. Perhaps they will be rude, speak evil of us, not appreciate our efforts or intentions, or worse, assign us evil motives when we really […]