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Joel Bauer

Joel M. Bauer is a 45-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Dunn, 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.

Turning the Spark in Your Heart into a Firestorm

There are two distinct ways to look at fire. We can either fear it or embrace it. If we fear it, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, but do we really want to get burnt by a fiery blaze? Of course not! However, we also have the option to embrace ...

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Suzy meets the Grumpy Ghost on Christmas Eve (Poem)

It was getting late and in her comfy bed our friend Suzy lay, She snuggled up with her covers and began to pray. For Christmas, she had a single request to our God above, She wanted to share the meaning of Christmas love. As quickly as her prayer ended, Suzy ...

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More Thankful than a Turkey

Thanksgiving is almost here. Soon it will time for everybody to get together and chow down on some bird and watch football. Even if football isn’t your thing, you may still check out one of the many parades across the nation or even get together with family and friends to ...

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What’s Next for America? (Poem)

  I am a soldier who served my country in the past, Hoping the things I stood up for would forever last.   Things change though, and people do as well, Sometimes living our lives can seem like we’re locked up in a jail.   We live in a land ...

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The Graciousness of Pets

Every time I turn on the news, it seems like there’s so much unrest in America.  People are always wanting something better, or at least things their way.  Sometimes less is more and more is less depending on our perspective and how we want to approach life.  Just as the ...

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