Playing for the Wrong Team

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When I was in college, I spent my winters coaching middle school basketball.  To this day, I still consider that to be one of the most fun experiences of my life.  The girls brought constant laughter while simultaneously making me want to pull my hair out.  For instance, no matter how many times I reminded them which basket was ours … Read More

What Beth Moore Can’t Do

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“She’s so lucky.  I wish I could do that.” “It must be so exciting to minister like him for a living.” It’s not uncommon to hear sentiments like these, especially nowadays when so many Christians are ministering publicly.  To be candid, I’ve expressed similar ideas on occasion.  Technology has exposed us to so many people who are serving the Lord … Read More

Scripture Memory: A Valuable Investment

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Have you ever seen one of those money saving challenges floating around online?  Here’s one: save over $1,300 a year by putting aside $1 the first week of the year, $2 the second week, and so on, eventually setting aside $52 the last week of the year.  I’ve never participated in one of the challenges, but I’m always impressed at how … Read More

Our Words and Our Witness

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Worthless. “Devoid of force.  Useless.  Of no purpose.” When I think about my faith, these aren’t the first words that come to mind.  But James, Jesus’ brother, used “worthless” to describe the religion of the person who doesn’t control his tongue.  Hear James’ words: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this … Read More