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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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Modern Myth #10 — Disapproval Is A Form Of Hatred

Somehow our society has accepted and promotes the mythological idea that to disapprove is to hate. If you don’t approve of someone’s behavior nowadays, you might be accused of hate speech or of having a phobia. This however, is nonsense. … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #7 — All Lifestyles Are Equal

The popular belief that all lifestyles are equal is an obvious myth. Take the lifestyle of alcohol and drug abuse for example. It produces intense emotional pain, broken homes, slavery to compulsion, criminal activity, moral collapse, and jail or prison … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #4 — Do Whatever Feels Good To You

A great myth in our society tells people to do whatever feels good to them.  This idea has risen to the level of a god in our culture.  However, are feelings always a good guide for behavior? Feelings are frequently … Continue reading

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Is The Denial Of God Anti-Intellectual?

Here is my definition of anti-intellectual:  opposing or indifferent to an intellectual approach; basing an opinion on personal presuppositions and/or emotion, rather than on reason. The rejection of the idea of God is based on an unproven, irrational presupposition — the view … Continue reading

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A Slaveholder Lie Still Circulates In 21st Century America

Slaveholder propaganda is still circulating in America in the 21st Century, even in the black community. Here are three examples: 1) A few years ago a black man I had never met stopped his beautiful pick-up truck beside me as … Continue reading

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When The Toilet Paper Gets Turned Around

Once I attended a Career Track seminar in Nashville about change management. The presenter challenged us: “Reverse your toilet paper.” That wiped me out. Surely I hadn’t paid $99 for this silly bit of advice. The presenter said: “Change is difficult … Continue reading

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7 Practical Ways To Like Yourself Better

Self-esteem is important.  If you don’t like yourself (who you know best) you probablly won’t be able to really like anybody else.  However, a poor self-image (also known as an inferiority complex) can be overcome.  You can actually like yourself.  Here are … Continue reading

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Don’t Cringe At Criticism

Don’t cringe at criticism! When handled properly, criticism can become an opportunity to improve yourself and your performance in life. Here are six ways to positively deal with criticism from others: 1) Decide which type of criticism you are facing. … Continue reading

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Are We Back In The Dark Ages? (Or Martin Luther, Where Are You?)

There was an interesting product available in the medieval world, called an indulgence.  It was an official document marketed by the church that gave an individual permission to do wrong without it being held against him/her.  If someone had a … Continue reading

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