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A life of Significance begins with prayer and often times our ministry will be born from our burdens

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A life of Significance begins with prayer and often times our ministry will be born from our burdens Nehemiah 1:1 – 2:1a   I love the book of Nehemiah. I would have to say that I have probably ready it through more than any other book in the Bible. There are more than likely more…

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Large But Not in Charge

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“But this is different. I have a thyroid condition”   I told myself as I sat down with my second plate. Living in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, there is not much to do with friends on a weekend night except eat. Whether that is to have someone over to your house for dinner or…

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Four Lessons Bible College Couldn’t Teach Me

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The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of papers and memories. My time at Bible College is quickly coming to an end, and as I approach graduation I am reminded of just how far the Lord has brought me from the angry, punk rocker that started in 2010. This journey has been a long…

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The Harming Perception of the Overly-Critical Christian

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We Christians have had a way of harming how the world outside perceives us for many years.  And not in the “we are not of the world so it hates us” way that John 15:19 states, though some of us do a fair bit of that, too. We’ve claimed many new things are from the…

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The Amplitude of our Faith

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am·pli·tude      [ˈampləˌt(y)o͞od]   1.the breadth, range, or magnitude of something. 2.The maximum extent of an oscillation of something measured from the position of equilibrium.   I love language. Words have such far-reaching and extravagant power that I think we sometimes take it for granted. We miss out on the true power of the words we…

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What it REALLY Means to Be Purchased by God

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There are many terms and colloquialisms we Christians use that some like to refer to as ‘Christianese’. Many outside the Church and new Christians are unfamiliar with them, making them sort of an inside lingo. Washed by the blood, sanctification, evangelism, disciple, and… purchased by God are among the many things we say that can…

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Can You Be a Christian Without Believing in the Bible?

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No.      

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What The Books Won’t Tell You

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Marriage is the best. I recently celebrated my second wedding anniversary with the most amazing and beautiful woman in the world. These past two years have been the best of my life. My wife is great at caring for me, loving me, feeding me, listening to me, spending quality time with me, and (above all,…

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Is that a sunrise…..or a sunset?

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I love to sit on a beach in a comfy chair, turn on some relaxing music, sip on a tasty beverage, and watch as the sun slowly melts away on the horizon. There is something therapeutic about it, I think. People on the beach all seem to freeze and finally allow the busyness of life…

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The Sin of Comparison

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Going to college as a married student isn’t as easy as one would think. Sure, I have the support and adoration of a wife and daughter to remind me of why I am here. But the struggles that result from our situation isn’t what one would call easy. It has been a blessing in many…

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