Twin devils: frustration and discouragement

It is not always the big enemies that can take us out in life. Certainly, Goliath is frightening, with his hulking frame and taunting voice, but sometimes the lesser foes can be just as dangerous to our health. We all square off against Goliath in our stories, sometimes more than once. We all have moments […]

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I’m not done yet (are you?)

Have you ever had an overly efficient server at a restaurant try to take away your plate before you were finished eating? Have you ever gotten into such a great conversation that you neglected to eat, and then had to tell your server, “Sorry, I’m not done yet”? It is not uncommon in the life […]

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Suffering, in YOUR context

Christian suffering is not limited to the extreme cases that we hear about in the media. Certainly, the horrific persecutions of Christians (and other religious adherents) by groups like ISIS, and the unjust imprisonment of ministers like Pastor Saeed Abedini in Iran can make the sufferings of our context seem negligible at best. However, regardless […]

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Seneca on Unshakable People

A good friend and esteemed math teacher (someone I wish I had known when I struggled my way through math in school), Dr. Rick Simon, recently shared a fantastic quote with me from Roman Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, popularly known as Seneca. The quote ties in perfectly with the “Unshakable” teaching series that we’ve […]

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Don’t Forget Pastor Saeed

Today’s constant barrage of crisis-fueled news reports combined with the mind-numbing effects that statistics can have on the human brain can sometimes make us forget some things that need to be remembered. Pastor Saeed Abedini is one of them. It is likely that you’re familiar with the story of this Iranian-American Christian pastor who was […]

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