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Grow some happiness

If you don’t learn how to grow happiness inside of your heart, you won’t find it anywhere you go and nothing you get can produce it. Life goes better when you go better! Don’t just say the same. Improve your conversation … Continue reading

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Cussing — it ain’t good for you! (Or your hearers.)

Using profanity ambushes you (and your hearers) with negative and self-esteem-destroying thoughts and emotions. Cussing fills your life (and your hearers) with the same destructive words, repeated over and over. Normalizing profanity is normalizing publicly spewed crudeness, rudeness, and lewdness. … Continue reading

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Michael Andretti’s racetracks quote

“Running on different types of racetracks is challenging.” -Michael Andretti America’s race track has taken us in circles for centuries. To get beyond the race tracks: In the midst of divisiveness, search for the image of God in the people … Continue reading

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+-Following Jesus is a long haul, not a quick fix.

Lite year: 365 days with little or no personal or spiritual growth–the road to incessant immaturity. Life goes better if we avoid lite years and instead open our hearts to God’s light. Don’t go through life at the speed of … Continue reading

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Elvis, Tupelo, & race

My mother grew up poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, next door to Elvis. In spite of the strong Jim Crow (forced segregation) laws, they played with both black and white kids. My Southern parents raised me in Arkansas and Tennessee and … Continue reading

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Christian lectures? Or a demonstration of Christ?

To focus on a man’s talk rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience. Instead of listening to lectures about Jesus, perhaps Christians could passionately demonstrate our love for and obedience … Continue reading

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Never buy enough (be enough)

You can never buy enough physical things to make up for inner emptiness. Don’t settle for incomplete shopping: “With all your getting get understanding.” –Proverbs 4:7 An abundance of stuff has failed to “Make America kind within.” Greatness exudes kindness … Continue reading

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