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Healthy Dating Practices for the New Year

Healthy Dating Practices for the New Year

This is what it means to date with intentionality and maturity (photo © Glow of Love by Angela D. Coleman)   There are plenty of unhealthy ways to date, so I've compiled 10 healthy dating practices that I believe cut to the core of what it means to date with intentionality […]

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Claiming the Promise of Jesus

Claiming the Promise of Jesus

The promises of Jesus that most believers have not yet claimed (Donald Sullivan) "My burden is light" (Matt. 11:30). This is one of Jesus' more paradoxical statements. He makes it in the form of a promise. He doesn't promise that we wouldn't have any burdens but that His burden is […]

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Preventable Disease: Obesity

Preventable Disease: Obesity

Obesity – Upgrade Your Health With Sharmita Rideau (Gina Cook) The world tells us the need to lose weight, but only God's Word can give us the power to lose weight!   With all the information floating throughout social media, TV and the Internet about the dangers of being overweight, […]

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Making your Marriage Last

Making your Marriage Last

This is one of the main reasons that couples divorce. (Alan Lambert – Getty Images) I have been married 20 years but I still find that successful communication is the No. 1 challenge in my relationship. And I know I am not alone. Communication issues are the top reason most […]

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Finding God in the Desert

Finding God in the Desert

When we are in the middle of a desert trek, God’s hand seems absent and we are blinded by the glaring circumstances. (HDWallSource by AWLTER)

Desert times are fruitful times. Though they seem barren, lush fruit is being produced in our lives when we walk through the desert. “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the works of your hands. He knows your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing” (Deuteronomy 2:7).

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When You Don't Win (Reuters)

When You Don’t Win

Like in life. It's not realistic to expect to get what you want all the time (Reuters) Ahhhhh, cake walks. The anticipation of maybe, just maybe, hearing your number called and getting to choose the cake of your dreams. I actually remember one particular cake walk from sometime when I […]

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When Christians Are Targeted for Death

When Christians Are Targeted for Death

"On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). "And that rock was Christ" (1 Cor. 10:4). Christians have been targeted for death in a school in Oregon. On a beach in Libya. In the villages of northern Syria. In […]

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Is Prayer a Spiritual Obligation or Your Life?

Is Prayer a Spiritual Obligation or Your Life?

A congregation praying during a Christian conference. by Jennifer Kennedy Dean,  author, speaker, conference leader and executive director of the Praying Life Foundation. You can visit her online at prayinglife.org. I grew up in a praying family. From earliest childhood, I was encouraged to commit everything to God through prayer. […]

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