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Are You Falling For Satan's Greatest Lies of Our Time? I did!   

"How's it going?"

"Great! Man, I'm BUSY! Works going great. We have more business than we know what to do with and I got that raise at the beginning of the year. It just never seems like enough though!!"

"I know what you mean."

"How's the wife and kids?

"I guess good. The wife and I see each other passing in the hall and I send the kids text messages each day to catch up and everything seems to be good. Work just has me so wrapped up, I can't even see straight. How about you?"

"I'm the same. Between

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A Glutton For God  

Have you ever spent much time around truly HUNGRY or STARVING people? I'm not talking about someone who has missed a meal between breakfast and dinner. I'm talking about a child or adult that hasn't eaten for days. Or, if they have eaten, it's been small morsels of food. Not life-giving, health-sustaining food with substance to it. 

For nine straight years, I was blessed enough to go on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico with our former home church Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, Tx. We would spend a…

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Spiritual Fast Food Almost Killed Me  

For the better part of my adult life, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and never worried about the health ramifications of that diet. If it's passed to you through a drive-thru window, I probably ate it. If the side of the box was taken up by a list of ingredients that looked more like a science experiment than a food product, I consumed it. Sonic chili-cheese coney; double-meat, double-cheese Whataburger; Taco Bell #7 combo with a soft taco and large Dr. Pepper, please!!

I used the excuse of my 150-mile…

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Keep Your Eyes Fixed Forward 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions...and remembers your sins no more." 
-- Isaiah 43:18, 25 

My life has been filled with stupidity. Decision after decision took me farther and farther from God for almost 35 years of my life. Still today - like a dog returning to its own vomit (Prov. 26:11) - I am prone to letting God down with some of the same mistakes and sins. 

The byproduct of this is that I tend to beat myself up and wonder how…

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Shining Some Light On The Subject 

“On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads…They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the Lord…”
Neh 9:1-3
 
In my prior life when time was on my side and the chaos of work, wife, kids, ministry and every…Read more

Wholehearted 

"...let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..."
- Hebrews 12:1-2 
 
"In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood." 
- Hebrews 12:4
 
It's not easy being honest with yourself - at least for me it's not. For years I've said that I still "struggle" with sin in my life. But reality - or at least Webster - says that to struggle…Read more