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I was recently treated to a brief video clip of a very animated preacher confronting a man in the pews who was nodding off. Rather than ignore the man’s offense and give attention to keeping everyone else awake, the preacher became indignant and publically confronted the man before the congregation, and now via video, before…

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The showing of proper respect is a lost art in western society. Examples abound of both active disrespect and passive failure to show respect where it is due. The sad reality is, I believe those failing to show respect do not even know that they are failing to do so. So prevalent is this behavioral…

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I have a strange habit of standing up while I eat breakfast each morning. I don’t know why I do it, and it really doesn’t make a lot of sense to do so, because we have plenty of places for me to sit while I eat. Instead, I stand in the kitchen leaning against the…

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There is much to capture our attention around the world right now. The Boston bombings are still being investigated, while Benghazi remains uninvestigated. Syria has crossed the “red line” by using chemical weapons against rebel forces. Guantanamo Bay detainees have mounted a hunger strike. Tension between Israel and neighboring states continues to grow. Despite all…

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Jesus taught that we should pray by going into our inner room, closing the door, and praying to the unseen Father. The Father then, who sees what is done in secret will reward us. Jesus also taught that our giving should be done such that left hand does not know what our right hand is…

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