Category Archives: guts and glory

Unconditional Will Wow You!

Unconditional, a new movie staring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy, is based on events in the life of Joe Bradford, affectionately known as Papa Joe by the people whose lives he has changed in the projects of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a … Continue reading

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Olympics — Thoughts For Spiritual Athletes

Life’s not about achievement.  It’s not about how many medals you (or your country) win.  Life’s about aligning yourself to God and to His will. That’s what matters most in the long haul. “If Christians were putting into their spiritual … Continue reading

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New Video ‘Bout Tebow . . .

Check out the new YouTube video about trying to get the courage to do some tebowing like Tim Tebow does.  It looks so easy when Tim does it, but unless you’ve tried to tebow for yourself, you don’t really know … Continue reading

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Wake Up Church! Present The Pervading Holy Presence!

Should church consist of: A pre-arranged program or a pervading Holy Presence? A man-made message or God-breathed spiritual life? Passively watching a pastor or priest perform or people passionately pursuing God’s Presence and Person? Religious head-knowledge or radical heart-transformation? Being conformed … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Being A Spiritual Wimp (Top 10 Ways To Grow Strong In The Lord)

In today’s tremendously tempting environment, it is important not to be a spiritual wimp.  Maintaining a consistent walk with the Lord requires great spiritual strength. Here are my Top Ten Ways To Grow Strong In The Lord.  However, because this … Continue reading

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Guts & Glory In Spiritual Growth — Path, Rocks, Thorns, Fertile Ground

Spiritual growth is not for sissies.  It takes great guts to grow in God.  Not everybody has the courage, strength, and endurance to do it.  Jesus told a parable about a path, rocks, thorns, and fertile ground that illustrates the … Continue reading

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