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When You Hate Life

I will admit that I do not always enjoy life. In fact, I despise many aspects of life in this world. It hurts to see people suffer and sorrow. It pains me to watch while people choose sin and selfishness over Christ and the cure. It brings tears to my eyes to see loved ones…

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Oh, For a Mediator Between Us!

Anyone who has had to go through mediation in some legal sense knows that it is not necessarily a pleasant experience. In fact, going to mediation means that unresolved tension dominates the proceedings—at least for one party, if not both. Mediation is thus the means of bringing these two parties together to bridge the gap…

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You’re Not Really Helping Here

Just for a moment, imagine the following effort of a well-meaning, God-fearing soul attempting to help out a friend who is dealing with problems in life. “How long do we have to put up with your attitude? Do you think God messed up? It’s your children’s own fault they died in the storm. God was…

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I Would Not Live Forever

We all have bad days–some days worse than others. Some battle sickness that makes trips to the doctor and taking medications an integral part of life. Some face life-threatening diseases that takes all strength just to exist from day to day. Other people are challenged by a completely different set of struggles, dealing with depression…

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What Does Your Arguing Prove?

In a world where sending a message around the world takes an instant, people increasingly have trouble communicating. Indeed, if the Internet has contributed anything in the realm of communication, it would fall in the realm of fomenting arguments and furthering misunderstandings. It has taken tremendous personal self-control to learn that not every statement on…

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Blind Squirrels and Acorns

Interpreting the book of Job presents numerous challenges, even though the basic message of the book is straightforward and clear. The first two chapters record the LORD’s commendation of Job to Satan and the subsequent challenge presented that led to Job’s suffering. The last chapter records the LORD’s restoration of Job and the commendation for…

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Speaking From Ignorance

The Internet has created a venue where anyone with the time and inclination can get his ideas and opinions into the wild for all the world to see. The proliferation of blogs, social networks, and even comments on news sites has provided the opportunity for every voice to be heard. Whereas in years past people…

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Living with Spiritual Purpose

For many people, getting up in the morning and just going about the business of life—whether to work, to school, or to get treatments—is a struggle. The constant and often increasing pressures associated with a job, the growing responsibilities of life, the ongoing deadlines for various projects, and various health problems all have unique challenges…

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Living with Integrity

There will never come a day in your life that Satan will not try to get you to hesitate to obey, compromise the truth, doubt your faith, or simply give up. If we learn nothing else from his persistence with Job, we should learn and appreciate this. He is ever on the prowl, and he…

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Living in the Hedge

We have it easy. We really do. We like to think of ourselves in terms of our how hard we work, how busy we are, and how many hardships we have to overcome. The reality, however, is that we are blessed beyond measure. We concentrate on what we do not have and forget that we…

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