7 Verses that will Inspire You to Commit to Asking WWGGG in the New Year
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7 Verses that will Inspire You to Commit to Asking WWGGG in the New Year

Have you seen the acronym WWGGG? We’ve all seen – WWJD. What would Jesus do? But I sometimes wonder if #WWJD has become an easy phrase to use more than it is a personal commitment to actually knowing, loving, and obeying Jesus. When I hear someone affirm something that clearly goes against God’s Word, I…

5 Important Biblical Truths You Need to Know about God’s Discipline
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5 Important Biblical Truths You Need to Know about God’s Discipline

My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,    and don’t be upset when He corrects you.For the Lord corrects those He loves,    just as a father corrects a child in whom He delights. Proverbs 3:11–12 Nope, I don’t like being disciplined. I never have. Truthfully, I don’t know anyone who gets excited about being sent to time out or having a…

The Who, What, and Why of Living with a Strong Moral Character
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The Who, What, and Why of Living with a Strong Moral Character

So, how’s your character? I looked up both positive and negative character traits and discovered… Positive traits like compassion, kindness, humility, honesty, and self-control. And Negative traits like arrogance, rudeness, laziness, selfishness, and abrasiveness. So those are character traits but… What exactly is a person’s character? The word character comes from the Greek word “χαρακτήρα”,…

8 Qualities You Need If You Want Healthy Trusting Relationships
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8 Qualities You Need If You Want Healthy Trusting Relationships

What makes a healthy trusting relationship? Not just between husband and wife, but with family members and friends, too. Rev and I talked about this recently and determined that we believe trust is essential in all healthy relationships. So, we made a list of things we believe are important to maintain the trust that is…

How to Make this the Day You Begin Again & Accomplish Your Goals
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How to Make this the Day You Begin Again & Accomplish Your Goals

So you’ve kept every New Year’s resolution perfectly, right? You… lost weight. exercised faithfully. managed your budget. organized your house. perfected your planner. volunteered regularly. faithfully spent time each day in Bible Study and Prayer. spent time with friends and family. Or maybe you didn’t. Maybe you need a mid-year re-resolution party, a do-over ….

The Best Way to Apply the 10 Commandments to Your Life Today
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The Best Way to Apply the 10 Commandments to Your Life Today

What thoughts float through your mind whenever the subject of the Commandments comes up? Are you guilty? Uncomfortable? Disinterested? Proud? Do you believe there are a couple that are antiquated and just don’t apply anymore? Do you ever mentally run through the list and think, “Hmm, I’m doing a pretty good job?” Whatever your reaction…

What Does it Mean that God Works Things Together for Our Good?
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What Does it Mean that God Works Things Together for Our Good?

Fourteen years ago, our friends started calling us a “high maintenance prayer family.” It seemed like we were experiencing one crisis after another. Some of the circumstances were the results of other people’s choices, a few caused by decisions we made, and some were simply health problems allowed by God. As is typical of life,…

How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love
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How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love

“Do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Paul wrote these words as part of his final instructions in his first letter to the church in Corinth. The Greek word for love in this verse is “agape” . . . love that is: Unconcerned with the self and concerned with the greatest good of another. Agape isn’t born…