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The Truth of Stephen

Reflection on Acts 6:8-15 Stephen was a strong supporter of God.  His faith was amazing.  Yet others saw him as a threat.  So instead of listening to Stephen’s words of faith and love, they tore down his words to make … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Self Esteem in our Teenagers

After spending a week on the beach in Florida, I realized the danger that faces my teenage daughter.  Girls around the age of my Megan surrounded us on the beach.  They were just as cute as they could be.  They … Continue reading

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When Rules Create Chaos

What is going on with our world?  I spied an article today as I was reading the news online about a young man whose varsity letter was taken away by a principal.  On the surface that doesn’t sound bad, but … Continue reading

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Stopping Sin Before it Goes too Far

Today in the scriptures there lies the idea of adultery.  First Susanna, in the book of Deuteronomy, is almost condemned to death based on the lies of two elders.  Then as we open the New Testament, the people point out … Continue reading

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The Power of Affirmations

I have a hint for all parents out there.  You see this summer I heard a secret to success that I just cannot hold on to.  It needs to be shared.  Not just one teenager, but many (and I mean … Continue reading

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Scars

Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalm 32:1-11, and 2 Samuel 11 The woman leans down to Jesus’ feet. She washes them, oils them and kisses them. Her past haunts her. Jesus gives her a reprieve from that past. Her scars slowly disappear as … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Daughter

Luke 15:11-32  To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection Day 8

Just what exactly is “free will?” According to Webster’s Dictionary, free will is the freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention. God gave us free will to enrich our faith. … Continue reading

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