Teaching Through Failure

Most real lasting lessons learned are not learned in safe vacuums void of pain and conflict. Deep teaching and learning frequently happens when difficulty and sacrifice are present. Typically those who occupy the highly successful occupations have endured lengths of time, usually spent in difficult activities and delayed gratifications. It is important to understand that …

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People of the Towel

In a “me” centered society there is a necessity to model our lives after a truth & philosophy that transforms. John 13:1-17 repeats a theme that is seen through out the Bible. Knowing and doing is required to live a life that is a proper response to the grace that has been given to the …

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Shrinking Under Pressure

“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved”


What is fairness and why do people seek it? Fairness in todays culture typically is used or discussed when people are “getting” or “not getting” something compared to what others are getting. Economically, relationally, and through sacrifice fairness is evaluated. At Christmas people can get angry and think something is “unfair” when one gets a …

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When Obedience is Costly

Humans are finite beings who can only handle a certain amount of pain, tensions, stress, and work load. Everything has a cost. These costs may not be solely economic, they may be emotional, relational or physical costs. Disciplines of physical exercises, time management, occupational dedication, family engagement, religious focus all have costs if someone is …

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Pain Deepening Faith

The pain of the infliction can be more than it seems. Pain is a warning signal from the physical body to the conscious mind. Pain can bring forth ideas of protection and increased awareness. The pain of a strained muscle, broken bone, a migraine headache, infected tooth, and other physical symptoms show the mind that …

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Life and the End

Fear of death is a common fear within humanity. There are some that don’t fear but they should & on the converse side some do fear but should not at the level they are. For those who have been born into this world there is a guarantee that they will also pass. There are certain …

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What Are The Costs?

No matter what an individual looks to do or achieve in life there are costs. There are sacrifices needed to be make to achieve what someone wants. Small, both internal asks external are things, can tempt us to hold onto hold onto them. Thoughts, memories, time, material objects, and relationships are all things that can …

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Sickness Effecting Our Lives

What is a miracle? What are miraculous acts? True miracles are not the things that can be accomplished by human ability or human knowledge. A miracle is sometimes, most often times, things people don’t think would happen, not what couldn’t happen. The miracles of scripture are very different than those of this world today. Motor …

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