Tag: Relationships

Relationships are formed throughout life, and we can either gain or lose a sense of peace in how they play out. Whether human-to-human or in our personal relationship with God, understanding how our actions impact relationships is essential for getting the best out of life.

Lessons From Las Vegas

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The recent massacre in Las Vegas, NV, is a tragedy of epic proportions. With over 500 victims, it is the largest mass shooting in recent US history. There are a lot of questions about what happened, but the greatest question

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God Uses the Weak – Part 3

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The fact that God uses the weak is shown in both the Old and New Testaments, and there are many examples of how – and why – He did so. We have already looked at one of those examples in

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 2

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The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. When Putin took power in the winter of 1999-2000,

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God Uses the Weak – Part 2

An abandoned wooden storefront is in the center of the image, with weeds surrounding the ground and vines growing up the sides and front of the building. A clear blue sky is overhead.

People think differently than God does. That’s an understatement, for sure! While God does what He does for a reason, why is it that He uses the weak? God uses the weak simply because they are weak. God routinely uses

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God Uses the Weak

An abandoned wooden storefront is in the center of the image, with weeds surrounding the ground and vines growing up the sides and front of the building. A clear blue sky is overhead.

Sometimes I feel useless in my walk with God. Do you ever feel that way, too? I’ve heard that God uses the weak to accomplish His plan, but there are times when I have trouble believing that.  Why is that

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What Is Love?

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What does it mean to love someone? Are there different kinds of love? Is love just a feeling? What is love? Everybody has their ideas!  Songs have been sung about it. Poems have been written about it. What is love?

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The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards-Part 2

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The following [The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards, by Michael Goodwin] is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. As his rallies grew, the coverage

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I Can’t Do This

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Everyone has said I can’t do this at some point. We go through life and do the best we can, but eventually we face a time when our ‘best’ isn’t good enough. We’re lost and don’t know what to do.

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To Love God – Part 2

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To love God is to seek Him, right? To love God is to desire to please Him, too. Isn’t that so? We tend to think about loving God in the context of what we do for Him, but it’s more

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To Love God

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What does it mean to love God? Many people claim to love God, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and many other folks, but there’s a lot of difference in how that claim is worked out. If someone claims to love God

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