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Are you “that kind” of Christian?

Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come sleep with me,” she demanded. But Joseph refused. She came and grabbed him by his cloak, demanding, “Come on, sleep with me!” Joseph tore himself away, but he left his cloak in her hand as [...]

Pray for Your Enemies

The Power of Prayer: A Testimony

It’s crazy. In recent weeks I bumped into an enemy of mine. Not head on, but from a distance. I was somewhat emotional: a mix of anger, sadness, and even confused as to why I encountered them. These feelings stayed with me for a week. Last night I woke up 2 o’clock in the morning [...]

Speak life over yourself

How to speak life over yourself

Say these scripture filled confessions! Speak life into your day right now! There is power in your tongue! Learn to speak God’s words in and through your situations. Jesus is Lord over my spirit, my soul and my body. (Phil 2:9-11) Jesus has been made unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. I can do [...]

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Only 2 Things Amaze Jesus

There are only two instances in the Bible when Jesus was amazed. And I guess that makes sense. Can we possibly take God by surprise? The first cause of His amazement was due to a great amount of faith; the second reason was for a lack thereof. With that in mind, why does God find [...]

Spiritual Wellness

How Do I Fit In

Spiritual Wellness in the Workplace – Where Do I Fit In

“I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11   She’s always had a lot of drive: studied hard, received good grades in school, and did whatever was asked of her. Being successful [...]

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Spiritual Wellness in Life – Perseverance

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me – the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly [...]

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Encouragement

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What My Heart Wants to Tell You

I always say on this site, our Twitter, and Facebook if you ever need help, never hesitate to contact me. Sure I haven’t met you yet, but you are alive. No, I don’t know you … [Keep Reading...]

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Forgiveness

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Betrayal and Forgiveness

Guest Writer: Angie Blevins Betrayal cuts deep. Being betrayed by someone you cared for and trusted hurts badly and is a traumatizing experience. It is even worse being betrayed by a fellow “Christian”. People are and can be very deceiving; they can act like they care about you when really, they have selfish intentions. I [...]

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How Many Times Must You Forgive Your Family?

Norman Rockwell – “Thanksgiving” Public Domain Once Peter asked “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” (Matthew 18:21) I’ve often wondered if Peter was using the word “brother” in the same we do about our brothers and sisters in Christ or not.  I mean they [...]

If this happens in your family…

Tweet Keeping a Family Together You cannot choose your family and unlike friends that you can fade away from, family will remain forever. For those who haven’t come from the most loving and supportive families, or even had the best experiences with them, blessing your relatives can be difficult. In a situation such as this, [...]

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Featured Guests

How Do You Know If You’re Really A Writer?

Dancers dance. Singers sing. And writers, well, they do just that – write. Except there is this weird thing about writers: they don’t believe they are actual writers (not until they get published at least). I have plenty of friends who dance – most amateurs – who will tell you in a heartbeat that they [...]

Featured Post: Loving People into the Kingdom

Guest Writer: Erin Patrick I’m sure that you have heard the phrase “Always preach the Gospel.  If necessary, use words” by  St. Francis of Assisi.  While the Scriptures admonish us to speak God’s word, I tend to agree that this quote has very real merit in encouraging us to act out the Gospel.  The first [...]

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8 Reasons

8 Ways to Measure Love

There are two great commandments in the Bible.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:4-5), and love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18).  Jesus says that all of the law and the prophets hang on these two commands (Matthew 22:40). Love seems [...]

8 Reasons to Not Worry About Money

The economy is a maze of twists and turns and ups and downs, and any one of us may find ourselves on the upside or downside, lost or wading through at any given point.  In those moments when it seems you’ll never find your way out financially, it’s easy to start to worry. The Bible [...]

8 Ways to Be a True Friend

In the world of Facebook and Twitter, we have a lot of “friends” these days, but what does friendship really mean? This life would be a lonely road if it weren’t for friends.  They bring us joy, comfort, love, and more, and I imagine you would be hard pressed to find someone who could honestly [...]

8 Reasons Being a Christian Trumps Being a Superhero

My wife is planning on taking me out tonight to celebrate my birthday (last Monday), probably dinner and a movie.  I think we’ll go see the latest comic book adaptation, The Avengers, since I’ve been a superhero fan since I learned to walk. Maybe I should rephrase that, I’ve wanted to be a superhero since [...]

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Lessons on Proverbs

How’s your heart doing?

Your heart has value. A value no other part of you contains. Proverbs 4:23 tells us, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”  One of the key words in this scripture is “guard.” When you think about it, anything of value in life is guarded: We guard our children [...]

Proverbs on Wisdom

Proverbs about Wisdom*:   Where does wisdom come from? For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6) The Benefits of Wisdom: For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. (Proverbs 2:10) Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,  from men whose words are perverse. (Proverbs [...]

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Ministry

Why Jesus’ Ministry was Effective and Successful

You may say, “Well Jesus Christ was the Son of God, of course His ministry was prosperous”, but it was also prosperous for a reason. While studying the life of Jesus, there are several things God brought to my attention, all which help explain why His ministry was effective. 1. God First In everything Jesus [...]

It’s time for a spiritual refill

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been quiet. I haven’t been writing as much as I normally do these days. Which means, for Proverbs & Wisdom, there’s been fewer articles than normal. You see, as wonderful as it is to pour into others we also must also allow God to pour into us.  And we [...]

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