Letting People Off the Hook

Letting People Off the Hook

What is forgiveness? Simply stated, it is giving up my right to hurt someone else for having hurt me. Forgiveness, like the law of gravity, is one of the foundational principles God has woven into the fabric of our universe. We can choose not to forgive, just as we...

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How to Find Encouragement

How to Find Encouragement

Encourage yourself in the Lord. In 1 Samuel 30:6, we read that although David was greatly distressed, he encouraged himself in the Lord. Let me ask you this: Who says we must depend upon each other for encouragement? The world around us is totally co-dependent; it...

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A Loving Father

A Loving Father

What was your first memory of your father? Was he a good, kind, loving father, or was he cold, unloving, and abusive? My father was away from home a lot, and when home, he was all too often in a drunken rage. When I was a small child, we moved into the Projects,...

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Resurrection Power

Resurrection Power

When Carolyn and I started out our life and ministry together almost 50 years ago, we lived in a tiny mobile home that God gave us. We were so thrilled to have it. But the ceilings were six feet high, and I'm 6 feet, 6 inches tall.  I called that trailer the world...

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Breaking Generational Curses

Breaking Generational Curses

Jesus said, “It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). God can make your past life up to you. King David declared, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psalm 68:5). David was rejected by his...

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The Good Father

The Good Father

My childhood was a nightmare. I honestly did not expect to live to even reach 20 years of age. In fact, at one point, I told a teacher that reaching 20 was my main goal in life! My father horribly abused me, beating me at the slightest provocation. Twice he almost...

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