Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Ungodly Burden of Paying It Forward

In That One Time I Didn’t Pay It Forward, Trillia Newbell faced a quandary: I was in the drive-thru at a Starbucks and when I rolled up to the window, the barista informed me that the driver ahead of me … Continue reading

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Not good enough for God? Don’t get the wrong impression.

*** Slide text: You’re not under the impression you’re not good enough to serve God, are you? God uses proud people and greedy people and hurt people and depressed people and all sorts of other people to build his kingdom. … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale on Decaf

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Top 5 Pick-Up Lines for Summer Romance – Results Guaranteed!

[From the archives.] The warm weather is coming and many people are hoping for hot summer romance. I’ve got just the thing to make your dreams come true with these guaranteed* pick-up lines. “Baby, the only thing that could top your … Continue reading

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Three from G.K. Chesterton on Poets, Poetry and Imagination

[1] There are more poets than non-poets in the world, as is proved by the popular origin of … legends. … [2] It is the supreme proof of a man being prosaic that he always insists on poetry being poetical. … Continue reading

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Three Top Test-Taking Tips For School Success

Everyone seems to be gearing up for final exams, or knows someone who’s in finals, or remembers what it was like to take finals back in school, so I offer my three top test-taking tips to help ease the process: … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Prayer – and Faith – Don’t Hedge Your Bets

How about a cement wall with razor wire? “I’m going to pray a hedge around you.” I can’t remember who said it the first time I heard that, but I do remember thinking it was about the goofiest thing I’d … Continue reading

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Lubricated Writing – the #1 tip for better writing sessions

To put it conversely: if you stop writing, you’ll stop writing. So don’t stop; keep writing! ***

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Why Nothing Ever Makes Jesus Roll Over In His Grave

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to … grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again … . (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14.) ***

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The uncommon courage of Esther, Thomas and Shadrach

Shadrach and friends – death in defying the king King Nebuchadnezzar – ruler of the Babylonian Empire – built an idol to his own accomplishments and ordered everyone to worship it. The consequence for disobedience was extreme: “Whoever does not fall down … Continue reading

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