Let’s Get Love Right, Folks…

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If you hate people you consider haters you are a hater. If you are bigoted against people you consider bigots, you are a bigot. Let’s get the meaning of love and hate straight, shall we? What is the view of Jesus on this?

The Joy Of Christ: Now And Not Yet

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We are in the final act of God restoring his creation…It’s about Jesus and his followers

LIFEhouse God Time Daily Devotions for December 12-16

Hope Makes Sense…

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Faith is trust based on evidence…
Hope is confidence in the evidence
God gets down to basics…

God Is Calling Us To Grow Up

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Endure Hardship Well
Learning to stay relational and continue to act like the person God made me to be during times of struggle and suffering. We examine the five levels of maturity, why most adults are stuck at infant or child maturity, and what God can do about it.

Last in a series using biblical principles and brain science based on “Rare Leadership,” by Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder.

Return To Joy: Key To Positive Emotional Health

What is the strongest indicator of emotional health? Our ability to quiet ourselves quickly during emotional upset or…Return to joy

This is the third in a four part series on what it means to be a RARE leader. We are combining biblical principles with the latest brain science, based on the book Rare Leadership, by Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder.
When we develop four uncommon habits to increase our emotional maturity (EQ) we increase trust, joy, and engagement with the people we live with. The people we work with.

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One Pastor’s Perspective on Starting Joy in Your Neighborhood This Halloween

First, let’s get this one out of the way for parents. Parents, if you grew up in the United States and so did your parents, maybe even your grandparents, then if you celebrate Halloween as the American traditional holiday it was when you or your parents or your grandparents were kids, you’ve got it covered. You can have a traditional down-home American Halloween, even today.

Now, along with that, the focus on how everyone else chooses to celebrate Halloween is going to be whatever is the craziest, most provocative, most extreme stuff out there. What sizzles sells. This is why what the media and social media chooses to cover this Halloween season won’t be you out trick or treating with your cute little Ninja Turtle.

Second, if you are a parent who is a Christian, here is a disclaimer. I am a biblical scholar, as are my colleagues. We can make 10 cases of why Halloween is not helpful,10 why it is not harmful, and 10 more why it is a great opportunity to spread joy and love your neighbors…

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