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Ordering Our Hearts Well

The Bible has much to say about the heart. For example: Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Luke 6:45 says, “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Life flows from the heart. The things that dwell deep within the caverns…
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There, But for the Grace of God, Go I

Pride is a silent killer. Like a cancer, it can slip in relatively undetected, slowly rotting away the inside of a person. With deadly force, pride eventually strikes at the heart of its host leaving a trail of destruction in its path–a trail of broken friendships, shattered dreams, and shipwrecked faith. Religious pride is particularly…
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18-Week Memorization Journey Through the Gospels

I’m on an 18-week quest. This quest will take me on a journey through the four gospels in a way I’ve never experienced before. Yes, I’ll be reading the gospels, but more than that I’ll be memorizing a key verse from every chapter–a verse that I’ve chosen for myself that fits squarely within one of…
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The Value and Danger of Christian History

Recently I was having breakfast with a friend in a local diner. An older man and his wife seated at the table next to us began engaging the two of us in conversation. When the gentleman discovered that I was a music director at a local church, his interest piqued. He asked, “Do y’all sing…
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For the Soul That Has Lost Its Song

Soul, you appear devastated, distraught, utterly hopeless. The pain and turbulence of life has left you riddled with wounds. Soul, do you remember how you used to join the songs of God with the people of God? Do you remember the loud shouts of praise that would explode from the overflow of your heart?  …
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