Pure Heart

In the depths of my addiction to pornography, I saw myself as a pervert. Webster' 1828 Dictionary defines pervert as a verb as follows: Pervert', verb transitive [Latin perverto; per and verto, to turn.] 1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to …

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Purpose in New Life in Christ

Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an …

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Jesus is Our Sacrificial Lamb Without Blemish!

I know – you are most likely thinking what a strange way to start a Christmas greeting. Well, let me explain. “And Mary brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 (KJV) What exactly …

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God Determines My Steps

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Recently, I traveled from Kearney, Nebraska to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a "Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers and Teachers - Next Level" workshop. But my travel plans did not go the way I had hoped. As I arrived at the Grand …

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God’s Green Lights!

Early on in my recovery God encouraged me to give my testimony for the very first time to a group of people being trained to facilitate small group discussions in a recovery ministry. The idea of doing so petrified me. God had his work cut out for him as I was very resistant and full …

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God’s Grace – A gift that gives many gifts

God's grace can be very difficult to grasp because it doesn't always make sense and seems intangible. I know it involves His love and His sacrificing His only son, Jesus, just as John 3:16 reminds us. Yet, God's grace is so much more. I've spent the past few years attempting to better understand God's grace …

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