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“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 NIV)

“The most important one (commandment),” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”(Mark 12:30-31 NIV)

These verses of scripture were taken and applied to what we know as the Golden Rule. It commands us to treat everyone the way we want to be treated by loving our neighbors as we would ourselves. The part I enjoy about these scriptures is the assumption we know how to love ourselves and therefore we know how to love others. It…

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Lies Will Come

If you're anything like me, you may think you're too strong, too wise, too rooted in Christ for the devil to get into your head with lies. But, the truth is, no matter what height we think we’ve reached in Christ, the devil will always be a liar who is trying to destroy us at... Continue Reading →

Inevitable Trials

One thing this life guarantees us is trials. No matter our age, social class or race, trials will impact and connect us. Tragedy and hardships are written in the plan for us. But, so is perseverance. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that... Continue Reading →

The Necessity of Forgiveness

A few years ago, I settled in my heart to forgive someone I hated for about ten years. After years of thinking I had finally forgiven, I soon realized I still harbored hate for a person who was and is one of the most important people in my life. Unforgiveness proved to be a terrible... Continue Reading →

God’s Law: Crucial or Trivial?

There is a divide between the rule spewing and the young, wild and free Christians. It seems this disconnect happens as some leave God's law behind, making a new set of laws based on what pleases the flesh, while others cling to every word of the law. The problem in the battle of rules vs.... Continue Reading →

Time Well Spent

Every morning I open my eyes to start the day, I am faced with two options: go right to the bathroom to start my morning routine or spend time with God. I would like to say that every day I choose the latter, however, sometimes sleepiness or laziness gets the best of me and I... Continue Reading →

Don’t Waste Your Singleness or Marriage

At one time, I was a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic and serial dater. I enjoyed all the romantic comedies, reading romance novels and going on dates that always ended abruptly. My hopeful eyes glimmered with the anticipation of a new husband prospect. But the heaviness in my heart told another story. This burden lifted when I... Continue Reading →

Prosperity’s Trap

The media has been saturated with how some well-known teachers only teach about a life of prosperity as children of God. John Piper calls it a formula that these teachers create for their listeners that include how fasting, praying and tithing will allow you to gain the prosperity hoped for.  However, what these teachers are... Continue Reading →

The Woman at the Well

I remember when God revealed to me that I was the woman at the well. I didn’t know how to feel and all these emotions crashed down on me at once. One moment I wanted to cry, the next it felt as if the air had gotten knocked out of my stomach. But, I always... Continue Reading →

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