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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We’re Losing by the Mouthful

We’re Losing by the Mouthful

We pray at the church altar to slay a number of sins. Afterward, we return to our seats like victorious conquerors. But in all of our praising and shouting “Hallelujah,” one sin in the Body of Christ continues to punch us in the gut: gluttony.   “When you sit to dine with a ruler, note […]

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Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Gracism

Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Gracism

Undoubtedly, the #BlackLivesMatter grassroots movement has gained tremendous traction with national media and various members of the public since its launch in July 2013. A movement birthed after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Black teen Trayvon Martin—yet still without the desired changes to dismantle structural racism. A book I read […]

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Abortion: Promote Deliverance, Not Debate

Abortion: Promote Deliverance, Not Debate

Satan’s primary work is to promote confusion, deception and division. Christians have been called to be salt and light, to boldly and lovingly instruct God’s truth to the deceived so restoration can occur. Abortion is a counterfeit scheme rooted in convenience and deception. According to independent news agency LifeNews.com, more than 57 million abortions have […]

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Don’t Be a Product of Your Time

Don’t Be a Product of Your Time

They want what you have. You want what they have. Most people think they’re missing out on something if they don’t have “it.” “It” can be the new car, house, material possessions, relationship status, a particular socioeconomic status, celebrity, etc. Few believe that God has them exactly where they’re supposed to be with exactly what […]

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Are You a Compelling Witness?

Are You a Compelling Witness?

Our world offers no peace. Violence, hatred, heartlessness, and Christians persecuted, followed by a campaign of deceptions and injustices on every level. Regretfully, some people live in a normalcy bias by underestimating the crisis. They justify the horrific events as simply “a sign of the times.” They stick their head in the sand in hopes […]

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Holding the Keys, But Still Shackled

Holding the Keys, But Still Shackled

He lived. He died. He rose three days later and ascended into Heaven. Between these major transition events of Jesus’s life lived among mankind, significant victories were acquired for Believers then, now, and those to come. As our risen King, Savior, Deliverer, and Redeemer, one of those victories is that Jesus has authorized those in […]

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Shape Up Your Prayer Life

Shape Up Your Prayer Life

You’ve indulged in holiday treats both sweet and savory. You’re ready to get your physical self in shape through healthier eating and exercise coupled with fasting. But in what shape is your prayer life? If you desire to shape up your prayer life for 2015 and beyond, here are four key elements to enhance your […]

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ETA: Grateful in the Wait

ETA: Grateful in the Wait

Does it seem like everyone is being blessed except you? You’ve been faithful, obedient to what God asks, yet some of your requests presented to Him appear delayed with no Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). Living in a “microwave generation,” we want everything NOW. Like you, I am waiting on God for some answers also. […]

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Dear Striver: You’re Already on the High Ground

Dear Striver: You’re Already on the High Ground

“Push! Reach! Climb!” You push, reach, and climb, but still don’t have the flashy car, bright lights, nor the big home, big bank account, or the big name you desire. By society’s standards, you’re failing and living subpar. Stop.You’re already successful. You’re already on the high ground. Says who?! Says God—and only His validation matters. […]

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