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Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer
Joel M. Bauer is a 43-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Four Oaks, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

I Feel Pain, But I’m Glad

One of the realizations we all embrace at some point is that pain is going to happen. Sometimes we know the hurt is coming and other times it hits us suddenly. It’s okay though, because pain serves many useful purposes. So I’m going to talk about what pain is, why ...

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Jesus, Roll Me Away Like That Stone

Today seemed like a bit of a rough day for me. So many things can build up in life and then they can make one feel stiff, like a rock. I think it’s because parts of us shut down that shouldn’t be shutting down, but we do it as a ...

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The Legacy You Choose

Something that has been on my mind a lot lately is the motivation people have for choosing a particular path. Our “legacy” is very important because it’s not just about us, but others as well. When you pass on into the heavens, how do you want to be remembered? What ...

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Cat Versus Dog Rap Battle

Sometimes we can learn lessons from the simpliest and even silliest of things. So here is my attempt at a rap battle between Cosmo Cat and Danger Dog. I don’t know if these characters exist anywhere else, so if they do, then I offer my sincerest apologies. Hope you enjoy. ...

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I am “Samson”, Just Like You

Character is important.  Not just because it pushes us, but because it also defines us.  Saying we were “created in the image of the Creator” is just the beginning.  We still have to branch off from our own personal genesis and decide who we really want to be. It’s like ...

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