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What’s Your Season?

As I pulled into the parking lot at the Durham Campus this week, I was grateful to see the leaves on the trees beginning to change. Like most of you, and for obvious reasons, it excites me greatly to know Fall is right around the...

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!

In the midst of this summer heat, we find ourselves on the cusp of what some consider to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, I am talking about football season. ☺️ There is really nothing quite like it. From tailgating to rivalries...

How much does God love us?

There is a window of time in the morning that you want to arrive at the YMCA to drop off your kids. Counselors are standing outside on the sidewalk to greet your kids and walk them indoors. If you arrive before or after that window,...

How’s your journey?

  As a small child the idea of tithing didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me – if God owned everything, then why did He need my money? Was He a bit short this month? And how did the ushers get the money to...

Are You Living Big?

Years ago, I had the privilege of teaching in the public school system in Mooresville, North Carolina; fifth graders to be exact. Now, if you want to exhaust yourself of EVERY fruit of the spirit on a daily basis, please … please … go teach...

Is there a price to being rich?

Have you ever spent time in or driven through a desert? I remember hearing about a ‘mirage’ in a book or two and hearing that word sprinkled into a conversation occasionally, but until I was in the desert and witnessed it myself I would have...

Was it the lack of Chick-fil-A?! 🐣

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Comfort or obedience?

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Jesus, the Great Defender!

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

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