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Time with God

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Luke 14:27-32

“Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to encounter another...

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Integrity Moments

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Saying No

When I was a new Christian, I struggled with choosing between pleasing friends or pleasing God. A pivotal moment came when my drunken peers at the Graduate School of Banking decided their mission was to get me to a strip bar.

The Holy Spirit convicted me to take a stand. I told them, “No,” and locked myself in the restaurant bathroom until they left.

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” - John 14:3

I once worked in a tunnel back in the days I thought I would be an engineer. We were boring through an Alabama mountain where a big water conduit was to be placed. One contractor bored from the east and we dug westward. “Have they broken through yet?” I asked one morning. “Yes,...

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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

God Acts On Our Behalf

Philippians 4:6-7

We have become so accustomed to this hurried world that we've begun to demand speed in our spiritual life too. However, God "acts on behalf of those who wait for him" (

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Time with God

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

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Integrity Moments

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Socializing at Work

Sometimes work can be lonely. Socializing can seem inappropriate, or hard to navigate between the sexes. A Harvard Business Review article reports that “Eighty-one percent of women feel excluded socially at work.”

This revelation can be discouraging, but then I’m reminded of the story in John 4. An ostracized Samaritan woman was at her workplace; a well, drawing water alone.

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

“My people will be satisfied with My goodness," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 31:14

A friend visited the home of the president of a Central American country. The political leader collected ancient Indian art. Six-foot stone spheres, carved by Aztecs, rested in his garden. My friend marveled at the perfect roundness. That was something satisfying to his soul about sublime roundedness. Humans have a passion for completeness rangi...

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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Judgment

2 Corinthians 5:9-10

Every Christian is answerable to Jesus for how he or she lived life. We will not stand before the Great White Throne of

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Time with God

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

John 15:1-5

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are th...

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Integrity Moments

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Special Day

When I was a child, September was a big month. In our immediate family, there were three of us with September birthdays.

A birthday is one of the few times in the year to help someone feel special. Holidays are celebrated by all, but a birthday is an opportunity to be personally recognized.

Many insurance practices have been built on remembering a customer or prospects birthday. Employers can also show their appreciation by...

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