Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

When You Hate Life

By Kevin Rhodes | May 27, 2019

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…

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Oh, For a Mediator Between Us!

By Kevin Rhodes | May 20, 2019

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…

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You’re Not Really Helping Here

By Kevin Rhodes | May 13, 2019

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…

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I Would Not Live Forever

By Kevin Rhodes | May 6, 2019

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…

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What Does Your Arguing Prove?

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 29, 2019

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,…

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Blind Squirrels and Acorns

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 22, 2019

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…

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Speaking From Ignorance

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 15, 2019

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…

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Living with Spiritual Purpose

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 8, 2019

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…

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Living with Integrity

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 1, 2019

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…

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Living in the Hedge

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 25, 2019

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…

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Restored Praise

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 11, 2019

The jubilation that encompassed the hearts of the Jews who rebuilt the temple and restored its worship must have proven overwhelming following the neglect that characterized the divided kingdom, the…

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This Honor

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 4, 2019

Although each psalm exists as an independent poem, that does not imply that they have no relationship to one another. In fact, the order of the psalms provides insight into…

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Personification and Praise

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 25, 2019

Praise the LORD! We hear this phrase often as a crude, throwaway sentiment but rarely as a sincere outburst of thanks or in the midst of reverent prayer. “Praise songs”…

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The Beauty of Restoration

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 17, 2019

When Nehemiah heard how Jerusalem, the capital city of his homeland, remained in rubble years after the original return from Babylon, he immediately set out to improve it. Petitioning the…

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Declaration of Dependence

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 11, 2019

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty…

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Chasing Perfection

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 4, 2019

Life does not promise a steady stream of positive experiences, an ever-improving situation, or a constant sense of comfort and peace. Indeed, to suggest such a thing is laughable. And…

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