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Death Row

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Barbed wire twisted along the top of the 12-foot fence surrounding the 11-acre campus of the Ellis Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Although I couldn’t actually see anyone, the sense of someone perched in the guard tower, rifle in hand, watching as I drove into the ominous-looking facility, was...

Zeal for Evangelism

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If you’re like me, you grew up in an old-fashioned church where King James was a Bible, not a basketball player. People sang hymns like I’ll Fly Away with such zeal that we kids would anxiously look to see if anyone in the congregation would sprout wings and take off. Back then, not...

By Faith Alone

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But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us...

Fullness of Joy

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You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. — Psalm 16:11 I love this Psalm. I wasn’t very old when I first heard it, but I was old enough to know that there was something more than...

What Might Your Story Become?

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Saint Augustine of Hippo (345 AD - 430 AD), one of the most significant figures of the post-apostolic church age and a substantial contributor to the development of Western philosophical thought and the theology of the church, was canonized and recognized as a Doctor of the Church by Pope...

Me and Jonah

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After our ship had pulled into port at Playa del Carmen, and we were allowed to disembark. The first thing I wanted to do was stroll along the pristine beaches, feeling the soft white sand swirl between my toes. I love the sea, and cruise vacations are one of my favorite ways to spend my...

Out With the Old, In With the New

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It was a long walk down the aisle from where I sat, a 7-year-old boy struggling to find the courage to let go of the pew I held tightly. To make my way to the front where the preacher stood was a giant step for such small feet, but it was what everyone said I must to do to get saved. The...

Generosity in Perilous Times

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When encouraging people to be generous in their giving back to God today, the response may be something like, “Have you lost your mind? Do you not have the internet, a radio or a television set? These are super-hard times, friend.” Yes, times are hard, unprecedented. I have not seen...

Let It Go

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Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. — Ephesians 4:31–32 As people near the end of life, the illnesses that invade their...

No Man is an Island

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A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. — Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT There will always be days that are harder than others, but today doesn’t have to be one of...

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