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There’s Hope for This Hopeless World

“You may run from sorrow as we have. Sorrow will find you.” – August Nicholson, The Village It is not hard to feel that the world in which we live is entirely hopeless. Who could blame someone for coming to such a conclusion? Life does not just include sorrow; it seems to be filled with it. […]

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Way to Go, Monty Williams!

By now you have probably seen the moving video of NBA coach and former player Monty Williams giving a eulogy at his wife Ingrid’s celebration of life ceremony, after she died tragically in a car accident, leaving behind 5 children. If not, it’s a worthwhile few minutes of your time: The powerful message of hope […]

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“Everything Happens for a Reason” – True or False?

People are divided about whether or not “everything happens for a reason”, including Christians. Some see every moment of life as part of God’s divine plan, others see much of life as random happenings. Further still, some understand life to not only be part of a plan from God but also with a specific purpose […]

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When Hurting People Speak Wind

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to disciple teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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The Gift of Suffering

The Bible is jam-packed with stuff that makes absolutely no sense the first time you read it. Such was the case when I sat down with my Bible this morning, opened up to Philippians 1. [27] Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and […]

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School Shooting in Newtown: Where was God?

On December 14, 2012 a heavily armed, 20-year old entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and gunned down 20 children and 6 adults. The media firestorm that followed this horrific act was gigantic, and so has been the response through social media. People are trying to make sense of it all. The main […]

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