Goliath versus Bathsheba

So who would win in a fight, Goliath or Bathsheba? Actually a better question might be, which of them would pose the greatest threat to a king? King David would think the question is a no-brainer. He would say, “A giant on a battlefield is far less dangerous than a bathing woman on a rooftop—because […]

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Trying harder is not your best option

Try harder! Try harder! It is the mantra of both American culture and American Christianity. Do you want to get ahead? Work harder! Do you want to excel? Do more! Do you want to be a better Christian? Strive more intensely! Do you need to deal with some sin or struggle in your life? Start […]

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Won’t Becomes Can’t

Anne Frank, whose Holocaust diary was posthumously published as the famed Diary of a Young Girl, stated, “Our lives are fashioned by our choices. We first make our choices. Then our choices make us.” Miss Frank was a mere fifteen years old when she died in a concentration camp and yet her writings possess a […]

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I want a rule; God wants obedience

How many drinks can I have? One? Two? More? Or none at all? Can I watch certain kinds of R-rated movies? Like the ones that are only rated R for violence? Or maybe just language? Or other stuff too as long as it isn’t too bad? What are my rules for what is and is […]

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The Power and the Promptings

There IS a way to consistently experience the power of the Holy Spirit. And it’s not nearly as difficult as we sometimes make it. I’m certain you have had moments in your life where you either sensed God’s presence or felt a surge of His power filling your soul, encouraging your faith and banishing your […]

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