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The Bright Side of Thinking Before Speaking

The Bright Side of Thinking Before Speaking

The secret of being boring is to say everything. ~ Voltaire A few weeks ago, I had a typical Monday. You know, a lot of making lists and trying to get my week off to a productive start. Although I have to tell you that the only thing that gets me out of bed on

You’ll Never Regret the Pursuit for More

As I sat in my tiny apartment, tears ran down my hopeless cheeks. My freshly washed, yard sale pot and pan sat upside down draining on my twenty-five cent Goodwill dish rag. I had just tucked my eight-year-old daughter into bed, plopped like a deflated balloon onto a kitchen chair and cried. Is this all

The Spirit-Filled Life

  Simple Truths Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. — Matthew 12:33 We human beings tend to overlook the simple truths of life and forget that the profound is usually revealed in

Stuff Christians Like: Fake Laughing at Unfunny Jokes

Fake Laughing Out of Christian Love We’re supposed to do this, right? As Christians, the compassionate, Christlike thing to do when someone says something unfunny is to pretend it is funny and fake laugh your head off, right? Or maybe what we’re supposed to do is be the truth in this situation. To not lie,

Fruits of the Spirit Lessons for Kids

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 I had extensive Bible training growing up. My family memorized all sorts of scriptures and Bible text. I can even remember playing games and challenges with scriptures. One of the most talked about sections of the

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