Category Archives: Identity

True followers of Christ

Consider how eight blessings (which we call beatitudes) present in a logical, interrelated sequence the character qualities of normal Christianity.  Continue reading

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8 Identity Markers

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do?Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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Hello, My Name is..

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The dignity and worth of human beings

Viktor Frankl endured three years of anguish in the Auschwitz concentration camp. After his rescue, he became a professor of Psychiatry and Neurology in the University of Vienna. Frankl recounted his horrific experiences and some lessons to be learned in his book, … Continue reading

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Freedom from your past

 My grandfather was an alcoholic for most of his adult life. Like many alcoholics, he was functional during the day and drunk at night. My mother recently told me that she never had a meaningful conversation with her father. As … Continue reading

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Do you know who you are?

Who are you? Your answer to this question affects your life in profound ways. If we build our identity on the wrong foundation, we hurt ourselves and those in close relationships with us. Built on truth, we are set free … Continue reading

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14 Spiritual Disciplines for developing a heart for God

There is no easy path to spiritual maturity but the rewards of giving yourself wholeheartedly to it are deeply satisfying. Practice the seven Disciplines of Abstinence— Letting go: (I Peter 2:11- putting off) and seven Disciplines of Activity—Engagement– (Romans 13:12-14; Ephesians 6:10-12– Putting on). Continue reading

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