A New Perspective on Cyrus—Respect!

A New Perspective on Cyrus—Respect!

  The citizens of the United States of America have spent the last eight years observing the overt rejection of the decision to elect Barack Hussain Obama to the office of President of the United States (POTUS). Many sat idly as disrespectful commentary by national news reporters called the President by his first name, participated […]

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10 Suggestions To Build Strong Relationships

10 Suggestions To Build Strong Relationships

Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day—its easy to marvel at the expense incurred on one day of expression compared to “normal” days when a sharp stick in the eye or a passing animal grunt are the normal prize. A seeming lack of consistency in handling interpersonal relationships is the norm. No amount of workshops, webinars, books, small […]

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A Checkered Past

A Checkered Past

Growing older has taught me to see more clearly the symbiotic relationship between extreme adversity and supreme destiny. I’ve often read and also witnessed in person, both men and women of great accomplishment travel raucous paths before ultimately reaching their rightful position. It’s as if the rocky journey was a prerequisite for sustained greatness, perhaps […]

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A President’s Word

A President’s Word

We’ve entered that season again; that period when it becomes popular to proclaim patriotism. You know, that season when a scripted message of hope is delivered by people who seem to have all the answers about everything. We’re moving closer to that moment when states are referred to by a color as opposed to their […]

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Why Men Follow Leadership

Why Men Follow Leadership

Men always gravitate to leadership. It makes no difference whether that leadership is authentic or counterfeit, men will follow as long as it is leadership. Whether men realize it or not, they were born to lead. God created mankind to lead. It is a part of who they are. Man is the only thing created […]

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Will the Real Man Please Step Up?

Will the Real Man Please Step Up?

“The struggle faced today is how to restore men to their created place of leadership. God has not changed His mind concerning leadership, and He has not changed His position concerning man.” God always intended for men to take the leadership role when it comes to the family. Like Adam in the Garden of Eden, […]

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The Male-Man Matters

The Male-Man Matters

Can you imagine a world without men? This is a perplexing question and yet its answer demands a response now more than ever before. Many in recent days have attempted to alert everyone to the growing possibility that the man is an endangered species. If the truth were told, the male-man is becoming absent in […]

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A Gift To Remember

A Gift To Remember

It’s that time of year again, when the holidays make their annual appearance and usher in the spirit of cheer. Relatives become less distant as they take time to reunite with family members inside homes blanketed with the aroma of cinnamon to celebrate what has been dubbed the season of giving. Children keep their eyes […]

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The Offense of the Manger

The Offense of the Manger

Expectations are dangerous. They basically come in the form of hopeful or negative thoughts, and are often proven wrong in some way. “Why?” you as. Well, expectations are predicated upon the actions of the imperfect and broken people who walk this planet or those of a God whose thoughts are far above our own. Christmas […]

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Christmas: Discerning the Good and the Better

Christmas: Discerning the Good and the Better

To-do lists to check off. Errands to run. Gifts to purchase and wrap. Decorations to hang. Volunteering. Meals to make and treats to bake. Guests to host. Church services and special events to attend. (Is there sleep somewhere in all of this?) Life is a flurry of activities but especially so in preparation to celebrate […]

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You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For

First and foremost, married sex is the best sex. It’s free. There is no guilt. There is no awkward follow-up conversation. There is no walk of shame. Your spouse is allowed to spend the night and leave clothes in one of the drawers. Did I mention you don’t have to pay for it? God honors […]

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A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

For far too long now, our culture has been in an ongoing relationship with pessimism. Recently, I conducted an experiment which consisted of asking a few acquaintances to tell me anything good that was currently going on in their lives. Most of them hesitated, visibly struggling to produce a sufficient answer to my inquiry. But […]

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