Category: Christian Living

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Devotions: 5-Different Ways to Keep Your Devotions Fresh

Like prayer, having a solid devotional life is critical to every Christian who desires to grow in Christ. Over time, how we spend our devotional time shifts and changes. We do the best we can to stay close to our creator, growing in knowledge and understanding of Him, and try to (re)build a relationship with Him that is better than the one we had, yesterday, last month, last year. However, no matter what you do, how you change that time you set aside each day for time to devote to your love and reverence for Jesus, it can easily becomes...

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Statute of Limitations

You know what? I was kind of a quiet wild-child when I was younger. I did my best to stay out of trouble mostly by not doing things that were blatantly illegal, and doing a good job of hiding all the nasty things I did otherwise. Prompted by a recent TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photo that I shared on my Facebook page, a friend was reminded of some of our hijinks, and stated how thankful he was for the statute of limitations! That, got me to thinking. Some earthly laws in this country have what is called a statute of...

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Beautiful

Nothing is more beautiful than my wife. I guess you’d expect me to say that, after-all, I did marry her. But I’m not talking about just her outside beauty. While I certainly find her physically attractive, and appreciate that type of beauty, there is so much more that God shows be about the quality of her beauty all the time. All we have to do to see what the world considers as beautiful these days is open the Sunday paper, or your favorite magazine. Spend ten minutes watching television, or take a walk through the local mall. To the world,...

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Why the Trend in Christian Movies is Bad

For years, Christian movies have doing very well in theaters. Revenue return over cost invested in Christian films are some of the highest percentages in the film industry. This is not just considering independent films, but releases from major studios are experiencing the same results. It seems the better these films are produced (and the less they look “B” grade), the higher the profit margin. So if Christian films are making more money per dollar invested, why is Hollywood not making more? For years this has been the question that American Christians have been asking. Finally, Hollywood seems to be listening.  The...

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Confession of Faith

A Confession of faith is defined as a “formal statement of doctrinal belief ordinarily intended for public avowal by an individual, a group, a congregation, a synod, or a church; confessions are similar to creeds, although usually more extensive. They are especially associated with the churches of the Protestant Reformation. See also creed.” A quick internet search will find links to confessions of faith from virtually every major denomination on the planet. From the Baptists, to the Westminster and anyone in between that wants to set delineated differences in their doctrinal beliefs or even in significant variations in stylization of worship...

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