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Remembering Your Citizenship

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

“… but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20) Since this is the last week of our Thriving in Tough Times series, I’ve been reading over the last ten letters (the whole series) in order to review what we’ve covered and come […]

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Light Shines Better in the Dark

June 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thriving in Tough Times Part 10 “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.” (James 1:11) There’s nothing pleasant about tough times. Employment is better than unemployment. […]

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Tags: Courage · faith · Fear · God's Voice · Prayer · suffering · Thriving in Tough Times · Trust

Surviving the Next Three Days

May 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thriving in Tough Times Part 9 “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (Mark 13:8) I saw on the morning news that we’ll be into hurricane season next week. We live in the Southeast so hurricanes are […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 8

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Living in Community “If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:10) When I left home on Friday morning the grass needed cutting; when I returned home that night it was cut. It’s my job to cut the […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 6

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Living Debt Free “Let no debt remain outstanding, except for the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) I changed the oil in the Suburban this morning. I’ll do the same for the Nissan this evening. Both cars work fine, even if they’re getting […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 4

April 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last week I promised I’d give you a 100% guaranteed way to achieve economic success. I’ve got to warn you in advance this is top secret stuff. Well … not really top secret, but it’s so rarely used it’s just as good as top secret.

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Thriving in Tough Times 3

April 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Attending to Physical Priorities “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (Luke 12:25-26) I read the paper yesterday. It’s something I try not to do too often. The news ain’t so good. GM is […]

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Thriving in Tough Times 1

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Part 1: Adopting a Christian Worldview “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) At one point I was a child of this world – a citizen of its system. To understand […]

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Making a Great Sponge

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4) I used to work for a company that made sponges from foamed polyurethane […]

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