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Encouragement and inspiration for tough times.

How to be a Shallow Christian

How to be a Shallow Christian

Do you ever feel like it is just a lot of work to be a Christian? You know all the things you should be doing. Is it really necessary to do all those things? Maybe even wondering if it is worth all the effort. Here is how to be a shallow Christian. 8 Things a shallow Christian does: Here are 8 easy things that a shallow Christian does. These will not take much effort or work on your part. Purchase…

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How to Give from Your Heart

How to Give from Your Heart

Have you ever had a random stranger pay for your meal or buy your coffee? Have you ever done that for someone?  I don’t think I have ever had someone purchase my meal or coffee. I am not sure that I have ever done that for someone else. That is a form of giving. Let’s think about giving. Do you know how to give from your heart? Why Do We Need to Give? We are commanded to give. In the…

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How to move from duty to delight in reading the Bible

How to move from duty to delight in reading the Bible

Let me be honest, if I only did the things that were a delight, there is a long list of things I would not do. I doubt that I would exercise, cleaning the house, even getting up on the dark and cold mornings might not happen. Just because we do not delight in something doesn’t mean that we don’t do it. Maybe you are struggling as you do not delight in reading the Bible. You do it and tick the…

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When Life is not Good

When Life is not Good

What do you do when life is not good? How do you respond? We live in a fallen world with the effects of sin all around. Life is not good all the time but God is good all the time. I don’t know what “not so good” you are facing at this time. It might be divorce, cancer, disease, or something else. It might be tempting to despair but have hope. How not to respond when life is not good….

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Difficult to Good – 3 Things to learn and do

Difficult to Good – 3 Things to learn and do

We want good things. If we are honest, we will admit that we try to avoid the difficult and hard things in life. We want things that we consider to be good. What if good comes from the hard and difficult? God can change the difficult to good. Abused by his brothers, accused of wrong doing by his boss’ wife, left in prison, and finally famine those are all “bad” things. What good can come from bad things? Yet in…

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