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Life of Purpose

March 6, 2017 Haman rose to power as the king’s right hand man over the Persian Empire. Mordecai, a servant at the king’s gate and a follower of God, refused to bow down and pay Haman respect like the other servants so he wouldn’t dishonor God. Haman grew angry at this perceived disrespect – so…

Fleeing from Temptation

February 27, 2017 Joseph found himself in dire straits. His own brothers had sold him into slavery, whereupon he was immediately carted off to Egypt to work for his new employer, Potiphar. He may have felt alone in a new culture and a new land where he didn’t know anyone, but he was not forgotten….

Unalienable Rights

February 20, 2017 “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This week we celebrate the birthdays of two men who upheld these unalienable rights for the American people, one at our country’s inception, and the other at a time when our country faced permanent division. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were the backbone and glue…

Blind Belief

February 13, 2017 Recently at a junior high student ministry where I volunteer, we played a game in which we divided into teams of three. Each team was given an objective: to reach a certain location in the room. One person was blindfolded while the other two stood on either side giving directions for how…

The Red Flag

February 6, 2017 Oops! I did it again. I made another mistake. I wasn’t even thinking when I did it. And now it’s out there for people to see. I hope no one takes offense to it. It was thoughtless – I realize that now – but I didn’t mean for it to be! How…