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A case for shorter sermons
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The most celebrated speech in American history was less than three minutes. President Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg was only 269 words, but it captured the history, pain, and aspirations of the nation with soaring eloquence and inspiring imagery. Many forget that Lincoln's speech was not the keynote at the ceremony that day. The featured speaker
Eight women Christian men should never marry
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
After my column “10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry” went viral, I received numerous requests to share similar guidelines for men who are looking for wives. Since I am mentoring several young men right now and have seen a few of them marry successfully during the past few years, it wasn’t difficult to draft this list. These are the
10 men Christian women should never marry
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
My wife and I raised four daughters — without shotguns in the house! — and three of them have already married. We love our sons-in-law, and it’s obvious God handpicked each of them to match our daughters’ temperaments and personality. I have always believed God is in the matchmaking business. If He can do it for my daughters, He can
Marriage power struggles are exhausting
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I watched yet again as a couple attending a marriage intensive here at The Marriage Recovery Center clawed and fought for what they wanted from each other, all the while becoming more and more exhausted and discouraged. “Do you notice what is happening here?” I asked. Jill had tears in her eyes as her husband, Ted, stared at her angrily.
Blessings are all about you
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Let me know if you ever feel this way. The whole idea about blessings is becoming more and more clear to me every day. I don’t know if it’s age or not, but life’s experiences do bring perspective to one’s outlook regarding the notion of being blessed. I mean haven’t we all been taught that it’s better to give than to
Pastor practices what he preaches
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
NASHVILLE – For 17 years, Pastor Breonus Mitchell has preached to his congregation at Greater Grace Temple Community Church that they need to rely on faith in God to get them through the pain and suffering of life. Now, the Baptist pastor is choosing to put into practice what he has preached for so long. On June 29, Mitchell's wife of 17 years,

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Private school vouchers unconstitutional

RALEIGH – A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who

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St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

Danielle Williams will soon need to rent a truck to hold all her awards. The former Johnson C.