“I don’t think anything has been done in the name of Christ and under the banner of Christianity that has proven more destructive to human personality and, hence, counterproductive to…
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Growing up in the intense spotlight of fame took its toll on pop star, Demi Lovato, causing the talented young singer to cope with her highly public life through alcohol and drug abuse. After multiple close calls, she now curbs her addictions through a lifestyle she calls “California sober.”
But…what does that mean, exactly?
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Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe!
When faced with the problems that so often plague life, many people search the Bible for instruction, hope, or solutions. That’s definitely a good idea. But exactly how they search for that help in the pages of God’s Word might be leaving them feeling empty.
Mike Tyson on Pain
“Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.”
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No Turning Back
History has shown time and again that advancing a kingdom isn’t an easy task. The endeavor demands many resources: soldiers, money, supplies, and time. But the greatest commodity of all is commitment.
Hernando Cortez, the famous Spanish Conquistador, knew that better than anyone else.
You know that the “North won the war,” but do you know how? Sure, the Union Army had well-trained troops and advanced weaponry, but there was yet another tool they wielded during the American Civil War.
And this one, while highly effective, never even saw the battlefield.
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England’s Hudson Taylor, the missionary God used to transform China, was consumed with leading the lost into God’s Kingdom. In spite of the unfathomable challenges he would face – a lack of money, support, translators, and supplies – he never once asked anyone for money. Instead, he simply prayed.
Why not? That strategy paid off time and time again….