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Are Some People Really Toxic?

According to Psychology Today, the way to deal with a difficult, aka "toxic" person, is to "limit your time with this person or end the relationship—and don’t look back." Is there someone in your life that you would like to be done with, and then never look back? You can find justification for this attitude… Continue reading Are Some People Really Toxic?

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Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Are you ever too hard on yourself? When confronted with our failures or weaknesses, we can feel like we're not good enough, not measuring up. I struggle with this sometimes, especially when I have been too harsh with my middle school students. Why can't I be more patient? When we're too hard on ourselves, we… Continue reading Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

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Incredible Worship

Those bad Pharisees! I can't believe how stubborn they were! I'm not like them! I'm A-OK! Now, those people at the church down the street, well ... We tend to see the faults in others before we see our own. Isn't that true? I'm pretty sure that's called pride. So as we examine what the… Continue reading Incredible Worship

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Does magic exist in the world today? Is all magic just an illusion? Or do some people really call upon demonic forces to experience the supernatural? God warns his people not to participate in such things, yet I fear that many Christians are not aware of the danger they put themselves in when they seek… Continue reading Do You Believe in Magic?

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A True Story You Won’t Forget

Once there was a very popular preacher. So many people crowded into his church services, the church had to be enlarged. He frequently preached at other churches, as is often the case with popular ministers. The preacher wrote beautiful Christian songs, that were also popular with churchgoers.  Soon be began a series of weekly prayer meetings… Continue reading A True Story You Won’t Forget

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Whom Shall I Fear?

I love Chris Tomlin's song Whom Shall I Fear. He sings, The God of angel armies is always by my side. That is an incredible truth! When I hear those words, I picture in my mind the Lord God Almighty, ready for battle, and He is right by my side as I face the unknown. The Psalmist… Continue reading Whom Shall I Fear?

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Where Has God Asked You to Love?

My job (and ministry) is in a middle school. You know, where kids know how to push your buttons and are exercising their desire to rebel against authority. Maybe God hasn't put anyone "hard to love" in your life, but I bet He has. I only know that what God has asked me to to… Continue reading Where Has God Asked You to Love?