Christianity is under attack. Of this there can be no doubt. While some Christians remain oblivious to this or somehow believe they are immune to its effects, the growing reality in the world and in this country warns of dark days ahead for all those who seek to be true to the cause of Christ. […]

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Sooner or later you will find yourself in the midst of adversity, under attack from the malicious, and trapped by circumstances. Sometimes these problems are financial, sometimes they revolve around health, and often they are spiritual. Those who have been in battle understand this reality quite literally. And yet the mindset essential to surviving with […]

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There are few feelings to compare with having your life threatened. The victim of a hold up while working retail during college, I can understand in a very small way what some have felt often. It can produce a piercing sensation that reaches down deep within, challenging your purpose, your direction, and your preparation. In […]

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The nature and object of your trust determines the direction of your life. This simple principle seems obvious on its face and yet in application often surprises. Perhaps this exposes the difference between the trust we claim and the trust we show. Regardless, our behavior places our priorities on display, and thus the true object […]

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A few years ago I remember talking to Gavin McGilvray while he served in the Marine Corps in southern California. The challenges of the service did not bother him; that was why he enlisted. Future deployment overseas during a war was not on his mind either. Instead, our conversation centered on how far removed he was […]

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Worry challenges almost everyone, regardless of wealth, intelligence, situation, or even circumstance. We all experience negative feelings from time to time—some introduced to us from others but many of our own making. We worry about whether we are raising our children in the best way possible. We worry what someone else might do to hurt […]

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Where do you stand with God? It is a simple question on the surface, and yet it requires an answer that reaches into the depths of our souls. Some ignore it or consider it irrelevant. Others just do not care. But those who do often answer it without sufficient thought or meditation. They assume they…

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One of the radio stations I frequent while driving seems to consistently play a commercial about foundation repair. It is not always the same commercial. In fact, I believe I have heard at least four or five different companies advertise on the same station. But all of them advertise in similar ways, beginning with the…

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The world can be a very ugly place. When I think about all that my children will face, the dangers that lurk in the shadows and the evil waiting to do harm to their souls, it frightens me terribly. Whether by accident or design, the news constantly reminds us of the horrors of crime, the…

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