Category Archives: Unbelief

What rules your heart?

Many of us look over the fence every day at someone else and wish we were more like them because we think they’ve found life. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, and no matter your gender … Continue reading

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Idols of the Heart

It’s idolatry when we desire something more than God. Even a good thing can become a “god” thing. We are asking idols to do for us what only God can do. We crave things like comfort, control, glory, power, self-gratification, … Continue reading

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Giving Hope – 1 Cor. 10:13

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Experiencing God in our Troubles

One of the problems of living in a fallen world is that we tend to focus more on our troubles than on Christ.  Our problems become bigger than God.  We place too much faith in things or people and not … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap

By:  Rick Thomas Have you ever wondered how it is possible to believe the right things, but yet do the wrong things? It happens all the time–at least to me. I’m daily put in situations where I have the opportunity … Continue reading

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How to Help an Angry Person

By:  Rick Thomas   We Don’t Do Well Being God The angry man is a sad man. The angry man is a reckless man. Did you know the angry man is a scared man too? Anger is most often born out … Continue reading

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How to love, care for, and help the “professional victim”

By:  Rick Thomas Let’s call her Amie. It really doesn’t matter who she is. I’m not writing about any specific person. I suppose I’m writing about all of us. It’s so easy for us to play the victim card.[1] Let … Continue reading

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