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Wow, was I wrong!

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Wow, was I wrong!

I’m going to say three words that are not always easy to say. At least, they aren’t easy for me to say because I’d much rather choose to move pass the acknowledgement of this at all. Really just ignoring it all together. Maybe it’s pride. Maybe it’s shame. But here they are, those three words. I was wrong. Dear God, was I wrong!  I was wrong about God. Not in the sense that He has not proven to be the true, almighty, living God. I was wrong about what He wanted from me.  My relationship with God was based on...

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Here's the Thing...

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Here's the Thing...

Let’s see, the last time I wrote I was pondering if there was a point to addressing sin.  A couple of readers responded with comments. I took some time to reflect, pause, reflect again, and more time staring at my screen wondering how much I should say and how much I should keep to myself. Here I am, typing…FINALLY posting this entry.  Let’s rewind for a minute and let me explain with a little backstory about myself. So, the thing is, I have attended church since I was inside my mother’s womb. If you didn’t know already, my father was...

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6 Signs That You Need to Check Your Motives for Going to Church

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6 Signs That You Need to Check Your Motives for Going to Church

#6. You intentionally come to church late and leave early, avoiding all person-to-person interaction. You just want to know that you ATTENDED church. #5. You picked the church you attend based on community prestige instead of being led by God to a ministry that will help you/your family grow spiritually. You reference the church by the pastor or praise team leader’s name, you barely even remember the name of the church, let alone the physical address. #4. You keep a tight circle among the “church elite” that everyone else sees as a clique. You may be cordial to others but...

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Jesus Guide My Journey

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Jesus Guide My Journey

Author and poet Jackie Hill Perry once said, “For me personally, I know I don’t need to hear another sermon on prayer or to read another book on it for me to have a better prayer life. Because my problem isn't a lack of information, it’s pride. Pride makes me prayerless because it tells me that I’ll be just fine without it.” This quote hit me like a hammer to the heart.

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