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Unrealistic Marriage Expectations

At the age of 18 I was engaged to a woman whom I thought I was going to marry. I had it all figured out and was the master of marriage; so I thought. What I have learned over the years from my relationships and from watching others, is how far off I was when…

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His name was James

It was my last day in Chicago and we wanted to go down to see this thing called the BEAN.  This huge weird shaped reflective piece of art in the middle of downtown.  As we walked up to where it was there was this really happy homeless guy that wanted to talk to us.  I…

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Wants VS Needs

Guys, I am not sure if you have ever experienced this, but this is something that God had shown me.  We live in a world that gets WANTS and NEEDS so deeply intertwined that we can’t tell the difference between what is necessary to live and what we think we need to be happy. I…

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Put to Death all that is unhealthy!

It seems like every where we turn now a days, somebody is diagnosed with some sort of life threatening disease. I have experienced this first hand in my family with my dad being attacked with cancer. That was the first time that I saw a disease take over a body and destroy what was once…

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Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive “If nobody knows what I am doing, then it doesn’t matter and has no effect on others.”  That was my mentality and justification for doing things in secret and trying to feel better about doing what I shouldn’t be involved in.  What happened was, I ended up going deeper and deeper into a…

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cheating

Ever THOUGHT about CHEATING?

It’s amazing that you can read the bible, and even quote scripture but still not fully understand it until God gives you a true revelation of what it means.  In the book of Matthew Chapter 5 Jesus sees the crowds and walks up the mountain side and sits down.  His disciples then follow him up…

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What would you tell them?

It’s amazing what happens when you open yourself up to be available to God! We had just pulled up to a village out in Malawi to do a medical clinic and to pray for anybody in that area that needed help.  We brought a medical student to them, which for the village people it is…

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An encounter with Evil

When you go to a other countries you get to experience different ways of life. For me the stories of Africa that I heard about became so much more than just that, it became real.  They were not longer just words in passing but a reality that was before me. In Africa, anytime you want…

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CAN YOU UNDERSTAND? IS IT POSSIBLE?

My entire life I was raised in this bubble called America, where my world view was shaped by the music I listened to, the TV and movies I watched, and the people I was around. My goals and visions were based on how I can impress people with all that I have accomplished and material…

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Need a Relationship Reset?

Smart phones can be a love / hate relationship for me.  When you first get them they are super fast and everything normally works just the way you want them to.  Click a button and boom your application is up and running.  But what happens, is then you start to install more apps. You add…

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