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What Happened to the Ox?

Full of power, muscular beyond most, associated with the ability to gain wealth in Bible times, the ox was a symbol of service. It was the most valuable animal anyone could own, providing a way of survival for the family. If one killed the ox of another, it was to ...

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The Victimization of Personal Responsibility

Has personal responsibility fallen victim to the “victimization industry”? It seems everywhere we turn someone is telling us we are a victim of something or someone–or that we may be if we’re not careful. It may be a noble cause to warn others of impending doom or rescue them out of their ...

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What is the right burden to bear?

Those who say, “Christianity is a crutch,” know nothing of the challenge inherent in living the Scriptures.  Consider these words from Galatians: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2  “For each one shall bear his own load.” Galatians 6:5 Do you, like me, ever find ...

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Do You Need a Fresh Start?

Remember New Year’s Eve? You had big dreams and long resolutions lists. You were excited, determined, ready to change things! You were so cute! Well, time has passed, and we are in the middle of April. New Year’s resolutions have taken the plunge and are all but forgotten. We have ...

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Running the Race with Endurance

Two years ago, I decided to tackle one of the items on my bucket list, running a 5K.  After talking to other runners, it was suggested that if I really wanted to finish the race well, I should invest in a trainer.  Before I knew it, I was training 5-6 ...

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