Don’t Lose Courage! Persevere!

I never understood what my mom meant when she would say “This is going to hurt me more than you” when she’d discipline me until I became a parent myself. It’s really true. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying God hurts more when He disciplines me than I...

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Becoming A REAL Person

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I can really see that. The other day my daughter had the same reaction and facial expression I have when I’m frustrated. The moment made me smile, then cringe, then pray “Lord, help me be a better example to my...

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Time to Be Judgemental!

“Don’t judge me!” That’s the cry of modern man in a modern society that has come to see every desire as a right and every pleasure as a perfectly normal expectation. There’s a new Hollywood movie coming out that illustrates my point. It’s called “50 Shades of Grey.” I won’t bore...

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Social Media IS Anti-Social

I really enjoyed being on Bill Mariannes’ program last night discussing Social Media and the dangers of this addictive aspect of our current popular culture. Give it a listen. An Ancient Faith Blog The post Social Media IS Anti-Social appeared first on Faith Encouraged.

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Jesus or Barabbas

“Free advice is worth every penny you pay for it!” With that, the old man proceeded to share with me some pearls of wisdom that I remember to this day. Isn’t it funny how much we already know? I mean the truth is I pretty much know how I should live and what...

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He Ran Away Naked

Everybody seems to have the same dream at one time or another. For me, it was a dream where I had a big presentation in front of a large crowd and in my dream, I forgot my pants! Embarrassed and humiliated, I ran off stage wondering how I could have...

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LIVE Wednesday Night with Bill Mariannes

I’m honored to be the special guest on Stewardship Calling LIVE Wednesday, March 3 at 8Pm Eastern/7 PM Central on AncientFaith.com/Live. Bill and I will be discussing Social Media and how to navigate the relative value of all this online communication. Don’t miss it and don’t forget to share this...

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You Are Made for Eternity!

“By the time we got to Woodstock…” Sorry, in advance for putting that song in your head for the rest of the day. But there is one quote more from that famous Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young song I want to share: “We are stardust, we are golden, we are...

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Learning to Trust God Even When It’s Hard

It’s a paradox. A paradox is a concept that we humans, especially we humans shaped and formed by post-Enlightenment secularism, have a hard time grasping. Paradox makes us uncomfortable. It feels like a “problem” to be “solved.” That’s why we humans stumble over paradox. You know what I mean, don’t you? It’s...

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