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Is love really like a seesaw?

Is love really like a seesaw?

“If I knew she would change, then I would be willing to…” While I am no stranger to that phrase – in reality, I have been known to say or think it myself – I still despise it, especially when it comes from the lips of a believer in Jesus Christ (or...

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Simple wisdom

Simple wisdom

A tourist who was visiting a small village approached the house of a well-known wise man, and he was surprised to see that he lived in a small, humble room filled with books. The only pieces of furniture were a bed, a table, and a chair. "Where is the rest of your...

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Usually “pull” not “poof!”

Usually “pull” not “poof!”

A few weekends ago I talked about how, according to Jesus, our words reveal what is in our hearts. I had lots of interesting responses from folks who were courageous enough to listen to their words for a week because, as they did, they made surprising...

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Obstacles in getting to Jesus

Obstacles in getting to Jesus

Jesus is always accessible. How else can we interpret His words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” And if we are honest, we have to acknowledge that we are all weary and burdened so the invitation is to all of...

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Seeing your heart with my ears

Seeing your heart with my ears

I spend a lot of time listening.   While there are a number of good reasons for doing so much listening, one really jumps to the forefront: when I focus on listening and give great attention to a person's words, I can pretty well tell what is going on...

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I never knew that before.

I never knew that before.

There is a simple phrase that I’ve heard many times over the years of ministry. It is a phrase that seems both obvious and not very profound. But I recall three times when the Lord shared this truth, and it was personalized by the people hearing it, so it became life...

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