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Christian Sportsmanship

Christian Sportsmanship

It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall. Proverbs 24:17 A well-played game is one that ends well. A well-ended game is determined by how its players handle winning or losing. Sulking is unsportsmanlike. So is...
Pray Without Pressure

Pray Without Pressure

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV) Some call it “pressure of speech.” My family calls it “verbal diarrhea.” An inelegant but accurate description....
Calling Out God’s Character

Calling Out God’s Character

It was completely out of character. Surely my husband would never talk to me that way. Or treat me like that. Stunned and devastated, I couldn’t even recognize the man beside me, let alone communicate with him. It was a tearful, emotional night, but eventually we...
Casting My (List of) Burdens on the Lord

Casting My (List of) Burdens on the Lord

It was one of those weeks. Weighed down with worry, I was so tired and discouraged I could hardly move. It was all I could do to drag myself from one day to the next. Finally I decided to list all my concerns on paper. I hoped if I wrote them down, perhaps I could put...
Why Two (or More) Are Better Than One

Why Two (or More) Are Better Than One

When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there. Matthew 18:20 (The Message) part·ner ˈpärt-nər 1. One...