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Should You Love Yourself?

Few would argue that the world is full of self-centered, self-loving individuals.  Honestly, we all fall into that trap sometimes: “I want … ! And, I will have … !” We live in a society that counsels us, “Love yourself!” Such self-love causes great damage, and is, in fact, deadly. ...

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Love In Action

Do you know what love is? According to Webster’s dictionary, in its noun form, love is: “a strong affection for; an affection or tenderness felt by lovers; an affection based on admiration, benevolence or common interests.” Okay, I get that, but love goes so much farther than a feeling. Love ...

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Be That “Someone Else”

I often hear pastors, of most every church and denomination, depressingly state they must “coerce” or “force” their own parishioners to volunteer, in order to accomplish one of the many tasks that a church endeavors to fulfill.  Perhaps you serve on a committee, or you are part of the youth ministry, ...

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The Top Ten Time Stealers For Teens

What do you do with the time you have been given? Recent observations show that teenagers are spending larger quantities of their time engaged in multiple technologies rather than face-to-face contact or connecting and interacting with the world around them. In addition, the gifts and talents they have been given ...

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Most previous Christmas mornings had been pretty lean, but this year was different. “What a Christmas this has been”, they shared as they surveyed the mound of toys, games, clothes, gizmos and gadgets.  As loving parents, they had worked hard throughout the year to save, shop, and then provide each ...

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