You Don’t Have to Live Like This!

You Don’t Have to Live Like This!

Jesus was and is all about life. “In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (John 1:4) “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) When you said Yes to Jesus, what did you expect would happen next? What were you saying Yes to? Have you experienced that life?

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You Warmed My Heart!

You Warmed My Heart!

Last week we sent out our 2019 Reader Survey. Hundreds and hundreds of you answered. THANK YOU for warming my heart with your responses!

If you haven’t responded yet and would like to, the survey is still available. You can click here to let us know what’s important to you.

I’ve read every one of your responses to the survey personally. Yes, every single one! Your responses are anonymous, which means I cannot write to you individually about your comments. But I want you to know I see you. I hear you. And I thank you for sharing your challenges, desires, and hopes.

Most of all, you have warmed my heart! Being on this side of the digital world I don’t often get to see your face, hear your voice, and give you a hug as I would wish. But consider this a virtual hug or handshake back! And if you could see my face it would be smiling, or perhaps crying with you a little.

Let me share a few things I heard from many of you.

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How to Enter 2019 with Purpose

How to Enter 2019 with Purpose

Traditionally a new year is a time for planning, making resolutions, and writing down goals for what you want to accomplish. There’s nothing magic about a new year that guarantees better things ahead, but it does offer a reminder that doing the same things will not lead to different results. If you want to enter 2019 with purpose, it’s something you must do intentionally.

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Our Christmas Gift to You

Our Christmas Gift to You

Perhaps you are celebrating Christmas with many friends and family, with food, presents, gifts, and perhaps football. Or perhaps you’re alone, and the holiday season only seems to add to your pain. Perhaps you’ve lost someone close to you, or your memories around Christmas make it difficult to feel joy.

As wonderful as it is to celebrate with others if that’s possible, Christmas is about the birth of a Baby.

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How Loving Others Changes You

How Loving Others Changes You

Ask almost any Christian believer, and they will say Yes to the question, “Are you interested in becoming more like Jesus?” (See Romans 8:29) That is God’s ultimate purpose for you. But at some point it’s up to you to put what you learn into practice and actually DO what Jesus asks of you. And it’s in this context that loving others changes you.

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