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“CULTURE TRUMPS VISION!”

  I teach at EPIC Bible College and Graduate School which is located in Sacramento, California and the Academic Dean, Greg Hartley PhD, referred me to read a great book concerning Church Culture because he knew I have been assisting … Continue reading

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Galatians 3:1: Stupid is What Stupid Does!

Just finished reading today’s SOAP verses and I thought struck me from the words of that great Philosopher, “Forrest Gump.” Remember his statement: “Stupid is What Stupid Does!” I think the Apostle Paul may agree this statement because in Galatians chapter three verse … Continue reading

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Why Stay Stuck with Seagulls when you can Soar with Eagles?: Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude! Part 1 of 2

              Where I live in Lincoln, California has in the past week experienced some very strange weather. For instance, this past week temperatures soared to well over a 110 degrees and then two days … Continue reading

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“God’s Answer for Victim Thinking” – Part 2 of 2

The Bible is full of passages which describe the attributes of God, but that doesn’t mean that it is a simple matter to understand how God works in every specific situation. Perhaps the sovereignty of God is the most difficult for the individual battling a victim mentality. “Does He really know what He’s doing?” they ask, and, “If He does, why in the world does He let me hurt like this?” Continue reading

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God’s Answer for Victim Thinking – Part 1 of 2

If you combine the mindset of one who is addicted also being one who has been victimized the consequences of this type of thinking is devastating to the maintaining of healthy relationships. They become very self absorbed only using coercion and manipulation as a way to posture themselves in what they consider to be healthy relationships. They are angry and cling to an insistence of justice on their terms being served. Continue reading

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