“I’m fighting every day,” recording artist Mandisa said in an interview with MLive.com. “It’s an every-day, one-decision, one-temptation at a time battle I’m fighting.” This reality inspired Mandisa to record a song entitled Overcomer, which has soared to the top of Christian music charts. This contemporary song serves as an upbeat reminder […]
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“I am like a little pencil in God’s hand. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it.” – Mother Teresa
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“The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began, Now far ahead the road has gone, And I must follow, if I can.” J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit While I was growing up, my siblings and I often dreamed of finding great adventure in life. This led us […]
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“If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; but if we work upon immortal souls, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten all eternity.” ~ Daniel Webster
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Have you walked through a spiritual desert recently? If so, may these eloquent words from Charles Spurgeon encourage you, and serve as a reminder that life’s deepest valleys often come just before the Lord’s greatest blessings! “Before any great achievement, some measure of the same depression is very usual. Surveying the difficulties before […]
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Your pastors and spiritual mentors are not “Super Christians.” They don’t have it all figured out, and they don’t have all the answers. They have unique spiritual gifts and a unique calling, just like you do, but they also struggle with doubts, fears, and daily temptations just like you do! “Sure, I know that,” […]
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“I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.” -George Washington, letter to the General Committee of the United Baptist Churches in Virginia […]
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After years of chasing one dream after another, things finally clicked into place and God’s plan for my life became exquisitely clear. He was calling me to preach. Sure, I could become a teacher, a private music instructor, a professor, a writer, or a worship leader, and could probably find success. But that wasn’t […]
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Stalked by Fear, Part II As I strolled down life’s bright path, warmed by the radiant optimism in the air, my foot landed upon a yellowed page with a soft crunch. Overtaken by curiosity, I unraveled the old paper and realized it was a letter. As it turned out, it was the saddest letter I […]
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The following post is the result of a Writing 101 assignment provided by Blogging University, here on WordPress. The assignment was to throw caution to the wind and just start typing random thoughts for a few minutes without stopping to think or edit, and to post it if we dared. I’m an “ultra-planner,” so this […]
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