The Significance of Sacrifice

Relationships require sacrifice. And sacrifice can only mean something when it costs us something.

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Being a Good Steward of Your Skills

We all have special gifts and talents that we were born with. We may not realize it, but they're there. We can't let them go unused.

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Too Little, Too Insignificant, Too Perfect

If you ever feel too insignificant to do anything great, just look to the story of Jesus's birth.

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Peace in the Midst of Turmoil (Advent Part 4)

In the midst of all the stress of the Christmas season, it's easy to forget Peace on Earth.

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Joy Beyond Happiness (Advent Part 3)

In part 3 of the Advent series, we take a look at joy and what it really means.

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Love Unconditional (Advent Part 2)

Week 2 of Advent looks at love. Many people have never truly experienced unconditional love, but it is available through Jesus.

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Hope: Living in Anticipation (Advent Part 1)

Advent is a season that leads us up to the birth of Christ. It helps us focus on the important parts of this time of year. In part 1 of this series, we take a look at the first Sunday of Advent, which is all about hope.

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Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

This was not easy for me to write about. I had to swallow my pride and admit a struggle that I've dealt with for easily more than a decade.

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A Story of True Devotion: The 47 Ronin

I love the story of the 47 Ronin from Japanese folk tales. It's a wonderful example of what it means to be truly devoted to a master.

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Do Not Let Fear and Hate Win

This was a difficult one to compose. With all the turmoil going on in our country, and the world, we can't give in to fear, anger, and hatred.

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A Lesson My Daughter Taught Me about Forgiveness

I think it's my job to teach my daughter how to live life, but it almost seems like she daily teaches me how to live. Recently, she taught me a little about forgiveness.

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The Beauty of the Quiet of the Morning

I don't have an easy time with early mornings. Yet, there is a beauty of a spiritual and creative nature that I just can't ignore.

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The Celebration of Victory over Death

Easter is all about our victory over death. Today we celebrate that the battle already been won.

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New Year, New Life, New Creation

We like to make resolutions to better our lives on January 1, but often we fail. The same is true in our spiritual lives, but we don't have to give up.

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Pitching a Fit

My daughter has learned the not-so-subtle art of pitching a fit when she doesn't get her way. We're not too different when it comes to our relationship with God.

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Learning How to Say "No"

Many of us have a problem telling people, "No." Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine if you should really say yes to something new.

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Purge the Evil

The book of Deuteronomy can seem pretty boring, but one phrase continues to show up throughout the book and carries significance with it.

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What 'Lost' Reveals about Our Innate Need for Redemption

The characters of Lost all have their dark pasts, but their journey on the island offers them a chance for redemption.

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