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The Church: Social Club or Office for The Physician

Book reviews of From Sorrows to Sapphires by Angela Williams and Terrible Things Happened to Me by Tom Scales The Church was designed by Jesus Christ to be a hospital for the ill and dying. Some people come and need support groups and rehab; others need intensive care treatment. Jesus is in the “miracle business”….

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Defense Motion: Accused is Now a Born-Again Christian

A convicted murderer is sentenced to life in prison and finds God there. I truly rejoice that unlike society, God does not give up on His children. He will pursue them with His love even into prison. A lawyer for the above mentioned murderer decides to file a motion for a new trial, stating that…

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Accountability – Still Part of My Life

J. Lee Grady’s newsletter this month, Why Bishop Eddie Long Should Be Transparent, convicted me of my own need for accountability in order to be spiritually healthy. It is a no-brainer to say that accountability among the ordained is, at best lax, and more often non-existent. As Mr. Grady points out there is a trade-off…

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Reimagine Worldwide

Dateline: Warrington neighborhood, Pensacola, FL “If God be your partner, make your plans large.” Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) I know some people that live what Rev. Moody said. They have built on Jesus’ foundation in order to impact entire communities. They are called: Reimagine Worldwide. That’s right. They are willing to go into all the…

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Renee Crosby: Author and Friend

I wonder how many publishers have the blessing of entering a contract with an author and finding a friend. God has a way of doing that! So let me share with you what one of the authors of our publishing company, Energion Publications, and my friend, Renee, is doing this weekend: Women of Valor Conference…

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Read if You Dare!

“One Simple Act” by Debbie Macomber [ISBN#9781439108932] I just finished this barely 200-page book. It took me almost two weeks. Usually I could have finished it in about four hours. I put it down several times and tried to ignore it or convince myself it wasn’t for me. But I knew it was. And so…

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Guest Blogger: Nicole Unice

The Divine Pursuit: A Study of Jonah — Nicole Unice Becoming a counselor is a weird sort of schooling. What other graduate program teaches you how to listen, ask good questions, and read interpersonal dynamics? Who but future counselors study nonverbal cues, birth order, and “solution-focused questions?” Counseling techniques easily transform into entertaining party tricks:…