The Man in the Gap

The Man in the Gap

The prophet Ezekiel reveals an expectation of the Father that is uniquely pertinent to men. He reveals: “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” (Ezek. 22:30) […]

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Perry Stone: Why Does Tragedy Occur?

Perry Stone: Why Does Tragedy Occur?

If God protects people, then why do tragedies occur? In the early 1990s I was a guest on a worldwide weekly Christian program. The guest prior to my live interview had given a heart-wrenching story of how his loving son had been killed in an accident involving parachuting from a plane. I confess I felt […]

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3 Steps on How to Successfully Grieve

3 Steps on How to Successfully Grieve

Caller: “Jessica, Stephanie has passed away.” Me: “I’m sorry. I don’t know what you mean.” Caller: “Jessica, Stephanie is dead.” At that very moment, I think all of life stood still. Every single noise in the room seemed to be on blast! My heart sank deep into my stomach. I began to feel dizzy and […]

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Today’s Workplace: How Your Health May Affect Your Job

Today’s Workplace: How Your Health May Affect Your Job

Today’s employers are doing everything they can to help their employees make healthier lifestyle choices through various disease management and wellness programs. On the one hand, they are taking heed to what research continues to reveal. That is, by helping employees to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, organizations benefit big in areas related to productivity, profits, […]

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Grieving Is A Process. Take Your Time

Grieving Is A Process. Take Your Time

I enjoyed the last days of having my mother-in-law living with me. Recently, I looked through the photos of her last days. The mischievous smile; the feisty comebacks; the pregnant, thought-provoking moments of silence in discussions; and the stories of her childhood and college years filled our days. The ER staff and doctors sent her […]

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

“Then the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? I don’t know, he replied. Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Gen. 4:9) This question, “Am I my brother’s keeper,” is an eternal question that has relevance through the ages, from Cain and Abel to all relationships involving men today. This question implies that man […]

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Your Future is Increased in Christ

Your Future is Increased in Christ

It began when I was a small child. I wrote my first piece about animal crackers. An affectionate story crafted about those small and delicious elephant, giraffe, horse, and lion-shaped graham cracker snacks, captured in pencil on wide-ruled tablet paper. My story pleased my award-winning poet mother and she proudly displayed it for weeks on […]

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