Category Archives: faithfulness

The Pope & The General

Quotations from Pope Francis of the Catholic Church and General Linda Bond of The Salvation Army: First General Bond: “A Spirit-filled Army tells the gospel story faithfully and trustingly, believing that there is power in the name of Jesus, power … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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What Is More Important Than Voting?

What is more important than voting?  There is no debate that many things are more important than casting your vote:  Honesty.  Kindness.  Decency.  Forgiveness.  A pure heart.  Compassion.  Fairness.  Thinking, talking, and acting according to righteousness.  Love.  Integrity.  Personal faith … Continue reading

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3N1 — A Great Time Saver

Here’s a powerful time management technique — 3N1:  Do 3 productive things at the same time.  That way you can triple you’re effectiveness.  Here’s an example: Would you like to exercise, pray, and witness to others — all at the … Continue reading

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Obama can’t fix it, no, no. Romney can’t either. So who can fix it? Jesus will fix it, if we will follow and obey Him with all our heart!

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War Of The Wills

There are two wills at war in the world — the human will and God’s will.  It is a real war not just an illusion. We humans were created with free will — the ability to make our own choices … Continue reading

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Lifestyle (Real World) Christianity

Lifestyle Christianity is faithful faith — faith that lives faithfully according to its values and beliefs.  Its focus is to actually follow and obey the commands of Christ rather than to merely swallow a prepackaged belief system about Him. Lifestyle … Continue reading

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Taking An Amazing Flag To The Streets

The purpose of a flag is not just to be on a stage in a building but to fly outdoors over the territory that it rules.  There is an amazing, but little known flag, that has been in the forefront … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Myth Of The Material Make You Miss Life’s Most Meaningful Reality . . .

It would be a shame to go through life caught in the myth of the material and miss out on the most amazing reality on Earth.  Yet many people do. We think we have “permanent housing” but that is a … Continue reading

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In This Busy World, Perhaps We Need To SLO Down . . .

In this busy world, perhaps we need to SLO down. S — Stop. L — Listen to God. O — Obey what He says.

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