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How Does God Define a Fool?

The fool, or jester, of medieval times was an interesting character. He spent his life entertaining noblemen and kings. He had a great wit and humor about him, which he needed in order to wear his garishly colored garments and his “fool’s” hat with its jingling bells. But perhaps his ...

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Can you be “A Good Samaritan” Anymore?

 My sister calls me the “Photo Nazi”.   Embarrassingly, a title I have rightly earned. More than a few times my fit has been the source of our family’s entertainment as I try to capture my girls’ childhood from behind my camera’s lens. I love to set up, take pictures just to get the perfect shot. ...

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Who’s To Blame For My Sin?

On October 26, 2015, in a South Carolina high school, a student decided to break a relatively minor classroom rule, but a rule none the less–she took her cell phone out during class time.  When required to surrender the phone, the student doubled, even tripled, her trouble by choosing to ...

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Guilt Versus Grace–Who Wins?

Guilt! It’s heavy. It’s paralyzing. And it can become all-consuming, threatening the one who suffers from it with feelings of isolation, unworthiness, and despair. And then there’s grace. Amazing grace. God’s unmerited favor that washes away those taunting feelings and makes it easier to breathe again, to live again. Guilt ...

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How Many Times Should I Forgive Myself?

Is it right to ask God to bless something you know you shouldn’t do? No, and you don’t want to. When I am unwilling to “come clean” and choose to lie, it puts a wall between God and me, and I feel shut off. I still talk to Him, but ...

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