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I talk and write often about our battle being not against flesh and blood. Our battle is not against the person standing in front of us, or against the antagonist “shouting” at us through the computer monitor. We battle against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. We are physical participants in a…

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Last week, we took a dive into defining what it means to be a spiritual man or woman. This week we continue that examination. You will recall that we looked at three classifications, or categories of persons: 1) The Spiritual – This is the Christ-follower who has the mind of Christ, discerns all things, but who…

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I was reading Psalm 43 this morning. It is a brief, five-verse psalm, and in the middle, verse three says this: “Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” (Psalm 43:3 – ESV) As I pondered that, I began thinking about…

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I write fairly often about Mr. Bear, my cat. More accurately, he is my wife’s cat, but he’s such a cool cat that I claim him. He teaches me a lot, so much so that I’m contemplating writing a book titled, “Lessons I Learned From My Cat,” or something along that line. Mr. Bear was…

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The Dunning-Kruger effect, so named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, describes a mentality wherein someone rates their knowledge or skill as being well beyond what it actually is. Think of it as the self-assessment that drives men and women completely lacking in musical skill to audition for American Idol, and then…

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I love my morning coffee, and I enjoy drinking it out of my favorite cup. Somehow, the coffee tastes better out of that cup than any other cup. Many years ago, I had a different favorite cup. It was clear glass, and I used it all morning, every morning. I noticed that as I finished…

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