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You Are Being Rewired To Not Have Friends. (Or A Romantic Relationship.)

Is it really getting harder and harder to get along with other humans? Yes, it is. “Pastor Mike, will you pray for me? I’m lonely. Every time I start to get close…

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Embrace the Fear

. . . for man shall not see me and live—Exodus 33:20 We’re made for fear. We’re made to live with fear, not without it, as we’d like. It’s just, as so…

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The Importance of Excellence

It was a sculptor named Frederic Bartholdi who designed and built the Statue of Liberty. It was built and then dedicated in New York City In 1886. It would be nearly 20…

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I Hate All Criticism and Probably Shouldn’t

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P.R.A.Y.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone. Psalm 62:5a This promise speaks to me of prayer. The word P.R.A.Y. is a helpful tool for me as I explore ways to find…

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How Do You Respond to Loss?

How Do You Respond To Loss? Phil had it all. He was a leading executive at an influential engineering firm, getting paid handsomely after working his way up the corporate ladder. He…

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Will Setting Boundaries Make Me Seem Cruel?

I hear this question often and it reveals a conundrum that many people of faith face when it comes to setting boundaries. Many of you feel that you have only two options…

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The Quiet Place

I jokingly refer to Egypt as the land of a thousand car horns because Egyptians use the horn instead of a blinker. I once tried to count how many honks I heard…

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Toward a “Better You” in 2022

As we consider things about ourselves that we hope will change for 2022, it is helpful for us to consider our readiness (or lack thereof) to invite into our lives things that…

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Getting Re-Acquainted With Christmas

Good morning everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far as we inch closer to Christmas 2021! As we find ourselves surrounded by the sights and sounds of the holidays,…

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