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July 2016 Archives

One of the biggest reasons that relationships suffer is that we want to control the behavior of others. We want people to act the way we would like them to act, and we rail against them if they don’t. But […]

We have a cookie cutter mold for what people are supposed to be like. In our society, you are supposed to be thin, attractive, professionally successful and popular.  If you aren’t any of these things, then you need to “fix” […]

Why are we so affected by the events that we see on the news? For many of us, the massacre in Nice took place across the ocean.  Yet we felt grief when we learned of the tragedy.  The same holds […]

Life can be overly complicated sometimes. Or perhaps we just make it that way.  Sometimes it helps to go back to that old fashioned advice.  You know what I am referring to.  Those sayings that sound simple, but are packed […]

“… From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” Luke 12:48 What have you been given? Right now I am not […]

The most difficult part of being a Christian is trying to be one of God’s representatives on earth. That is no small task.  God has given us rules for how to interact with others, and some of them are not […]