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two beautiful yet "overweight" women made in the image of God

Healthy Truth #4 – Workmanship

Truth #4 – I am a workmanship in the image of God. Read these verses and meditate on them. Genesis 1:27 (NIV)… So God created mankind in his own image, in the image [...]

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It’s What You Make of It – Christmas

Last time I complained about the hypocrisy of Christians rabidly condemning Halloween for its pagan origins while happily celebrating Easter despite its arguably pagan [...]

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Healthy Truth #12 – Pressure

Truth #12 – Pressure can be productive, but stress is a murderer. In Matthew 6:26, Jesus hinted at this truth (NIV): Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to [...]

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Living in a Nation of Assumers

Living in a Nation of Assumers

Note that this post contains words that may offend certain readers. If you’re offended by these words, feel free to skip reading this post and move on to less offensive [...]

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Loving in a Nation of Presumers

Loving in a Nation of Presumers

I’m talking about politics as much as religion in this series. At least on the surface. Feel free to move along to something more innocuous (like dwarf bunnies) if you [...]

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ITLAPD – Irreverent Edition

I love this time of year. The summer heat here in Texas begins to dissipate, rain storms roll across the skies, and school takes all the brats — I mean, kids — back out [...]

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truthing in love - ἀληθεύοντες ἐν ἀγάπῃ

Truth in Love at a Candlelight Service

Like so many believers around the world, we have an annual Christmas tradition of attending a candlelight service. You know the scene: singing lots of Christmas music, [...]

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Family - the Need for Platonic Intimacy

Family – the Need for Platonic Intimacy

Merriam-Webster lists eight distinct definitions for “family”, and five of the eight relate specifically to people. It’s not a simple concept in denotative [...]

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It’s What You Make of It – Easter

Some Christians even claim that 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 refers to an early Easter celebration, but serious scholars dismiss that out of hand. Still, the celebration of Easter is quite old. [...]

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Recognizing vs. Consuming Beauty

Sean and Drew have been coming to this gym for years, but the brothers have only recently started working out together. This new arrangement is great, though, if for no other [...]

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Healthy Truth #9 – Investment Strategies

Truth #9 – Fitness is a long-term investment. In Habakkuk 3:19a-c (NIV), the prophet said: The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes me feel like the feet of a deer, he [...]

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On the Shoulders

I believe this is one of the greatest times to be alive in the church. Yes, persecution exists in different forms in different places. Yes, there is a great resistance in [...]

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Nachos?!

I've often wondered if there was a viable food-in-the-bedroom option that wasn't in the sugary sweet category. After all, I can only enjoy so much sugar before it’s too rich. I’ll have come to the end of my road on the food while still having an appetite for my wife. [...]

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July 4th Fireworks

It’s Independence Day, a time when we Americans celebrate the founding of this great nation. Regardless of what it’s degenerating into, the United States has been [...]

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Healthy Truth #2 – Responsibility to Change

Truth #2 – Only I can change me; I can only change me. And only with God’s help. Note how Paul instructed the Romans in 12:2b (NIV): Be transformed by the renewing of [...]

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fields of lavender

One Date Changes Everything – Introduction

This isn’t really a story of mindless romance. It’s certainly not a sexual romp. And by no means is it some saccharine utopian nonsense. This is a personal story. [...]

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The Bath, Summer Evening, by Félix Vallotton 1892

The Novelty of Nudity

When I became a parent, I determined I would not raise children who would be ashamed of their bodies. Modesty, privacy, and self-respect were qualities I wanted to pass on to [...]

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Exercise Together

Assuming a husband and wife both routinely exercise — and that’s a big assumption in modern America — there’s something highly valuable about exercising [...]

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Adam and Eve by Antonio Molinari

Misogyny and Malarkey – Creation

The common tradition often holds the Creation story in Genesis as a historical, scriptural precedent for the built-in superiority of man over woman. That's misogyny and malarkey. Typically, Genesis 3:16 is the go-to verse for substantiation of this idea that men were created superior. [...]

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Surprise Video Chat

Imagine I’m being a typical worker bee at the office, typing away at some droll report or reading an email from a client when an instant message from my wife pops up. [...]

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