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Choose Your Sin (Or Don’t)

Choose Your Sin (Or Don’t)

We all sin. Shocking, I know. But we surely do, though it’s often unintentional. So it seems crazy to “choose your sin.” But sometimes we do just that. Perhaps it’s an area you’re aware of, but from time to time pretend God is looking the other way. Maybe you’re...

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True Love Story

True Love Story

If you know me, you know I love a good chick flick…a good love story. When I saw the photo for the following post by Sheree Williams, I thought “Oh I have to read this." It is indeed a story of true love. “You’ve reached Keith Williams. I can’t answer the phone right...

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Large Thinking for Limited Brains

Large Thinking for Limited Brains

Get on the bus, Gus. Hop on the train, Jane. It’s a line of thought that says: You are the best version of yourself right now. You just haven’t exposed all of it yet. Inside you there’s a rock star. A genius. An explorer. An innovator. An artist. A major force for...

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Hello Twenties!

Hello Twenties!

2020?!?! 2010 seems like yesterday, especially if you’ve seen a few decades now. (Or quite a few!) Years fly by. Aspire to greatness in the twenties? We offer 6 suggestions. Take a walk – right now. Stop whatever you’re doing, even reading this, and walk. It just...

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Christmas Anyway

Christmas Anyway

This Is no Hallmark movie. This hurts. You had high hopes for the holiday and something spoiled it. Family conflict. Financial tension. Physical distance. A million things can go wrong. When it happens at Christmas, it’s amplified. And at Christmas it’s all the more...

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After the Fire

After the Fire

Recently my friend and radio co-host Carrie shared a family story with me. Then she added "... but that was after the fire." That phrase, though I've heard it in conversations before, jumped out at me. It defined their moment. It pinpointed the new chapter their...

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Being Thankful is Good for You!

Being Thankful is Good for You!

The holiday season is the time of year when most people start thinking of all the things they have to be thankful for, but as Christians, it's important to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness year-round. Research shows that gratitude promotes good manners, makes it...

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The New Deal: Confessions of a People Pleaser

The New Deal: Confessions of a People Pleaser

It’s true. I have put too much stock in pleasing people and not enough priority in pleasing God. That’s hard to admit. But there’s good news! My people-pleasing days are over. Those efforts have been futile and I’ve now reached a point where it doesn’t matter anymore...

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Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

The Bible says "...in all things give thanks." That's in 1 Thessalonians. Yes, that even means that holiday dinner you’re not too excited about going to. I know, you love your family, but maybe you’re leery of some potentially awkward moments that could pop up when...

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Jesus is the Answer

Jesus is the Answer

So what's the question? If you’re a follower of Christ, you know He’s the answer. You know it well. It’s easy to gloss over it and think of it almost like a motto than an applicable truth to your specific situation! In order to get the answer, we have to seek Him, but...

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Don’t Be a Christmas Naysayer

Don’t Be a Christmas Naysayer

“Naysayer” is a word we tag on those who come across as negative or who are apt to contribute a critical spin. And it’s usually attributed to other people. None of us think we’re naysayers. We “have opinions.” While opinions have their place, they’re kind of like...

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Finally. I Let it Go

Finally. I Let it Go

I have an impossible situation. We’ve all got seemingly unsolvable issues. They can plague us daily. For my problems, I’ve got a new plan. Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to let it go. Sure, it seems obvious. Sure, I should have done it years ago. Sure, it...

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Angels in the Outfield

Angels in the Outfield

What’s baseball got to do with God? Absolutely nothing. EXCEPT... It inspires me. When I see a team win the game in the bottom of the ninth with a walk off home run, it gives me chills. It excites me. When I see a team inch its way back, little by little, from a...

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Following Christ

Following Christ

I know what it’s like to follow Christ and I know what it’s like to rely on my own understanding. Following Jesus will undoubtedly bring some pain, persecution, and loneliness. But Jesus promises a long-range peace that passes our understanding. So, I can choose to go...

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Raking Leaf Fun

Raking Leaf Fun

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of trees around my house. It’s beautiful this time of year when the leaves all start changing color, but it’s also the time for those leaves to start falling. I suppose I could just get out there myself and rake them all up,...

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3 Easy Ways to Show Hospitality

3 Easy Ways to Show Hospitality

I recently visited the home of a friend who I was picking up to go a ball game. Upon my arrival, his wife let me in, bellowed to my buddy, and said he’d be right out. Then she disappeared. I was left standing in the doorway for several minutes with four yappy dogs who...

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Mourning While Joyful?

Mourning While Joyful?

A month... A month ago our precious new addition to our family came into the world and changed A LOT for us (we knew this would happen). And so far, Little Lady Izzy has tested our sleep schedule, yet made us smile so much our cheeks hurt at times. She has mainly...

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