Christian Living

Can You Repair Your Broken Resolutions?


So you failed to follow through on your commitment(s). You ate one brownie – then you ate the whole batch. So what, now you’re done? My first two posts of the new year were about making and keeping your commitments. But, what if you’ve already lost your resolve? Get up! Repair your broken resolutions. Here…

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You can overcome your anxious thoughts

overcoming anxiety

Do you struggle to maintain peace? Are you a chronic worrier? Are you sick of being stressed? You can overcome your anxiety! I’ve been known to worry about everything. Marriage and family matters – how will we make it through? Natural disasters – earthquakes make the hair on the back of my neck stand straight…

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Is your word your promise?

Breaking Promises

Is your word your promise? Moments after I had decided to write an article on becoming a better promise-keeper, I found myself going back on my word. When our kids started kindergarten, my friend Charlene came up with a brilliant plan. She suggested we form a “moms network”. Since that time, a group of moms…

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Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree Decoration

This year rumors surfaced the Whitehouse removed the Christmas tree in exchange for what’s more acceptable, the Holiday Tree. As the Obama’s celebrate the many joys of the holiday seasons: the joy of giving and service to others; the joy of sharing their blessings with one another, many Christians are focused on something else. Happy…

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Showing Hospitality to Strangers

Canadian War Memorial

Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Hebrews 13:2 A story worth sharing I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. I was glad that I had brought…

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Evolution vs. Creationism. Which side are you on?

Maybe this subject has never been on your radar. You don’t really want to choose sides. You don’t really care, or do you? Evolution verses creationism. Which side are you on? It’s a bigger deal than you might think. Many Christians are uninformed, so they believe a little bit of everything. It’s not like the…

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Heaven. Does it exist?

Heaven Is For Real

Heaven. Does it exist? Often, we don’t think about heaven until someone we love passes away. When that happens, we want to believe, with all of our hearts, that there is more beyond this earthly existence. We have questions about it. If it’s real, what will we do there. If heaven exists, how do we…

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How to develop a thankful heart

There are times in life that seem marked for misery. Everything goes wrong, and it seems well within our rights to be ungrateful. The Bible reminds us to be thankful – always. Is that even possible? There is a way to develop a thankful heart – no matter what circumstances you face. This year’s forecast:…

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Lessons on Anti-Bullying From the Bible

Anti-Bullying Campaign Notice

In support of a national campaign to eradicate bullying from schools, many kids from across Canada will wear pink today. This is an annual event to raise awareness. Yet, it doesn’t seem to be helping. What lessons on anti-bullying can the Bible offer? What is bullying? Aggressive behavior demonstrated by the use of force or…

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Magnificent Surrender Book

It’s a brain-twister, don’t you think? Magnificent and surrender: in our culture, these two words do not belong in the same sentence. Yet, according to God, and my friend Roger Helland, author of the book Magnificent Surrender, it is the only way to release the riches of living in the LORD. A few years ago,…

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