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Oct 2017
“When Jesus is Not Enough”

“When Jesus is Not Enough” Two years in our marriage, my wife Nikki and I wanted to have a baby so badly, but couldn’t conceive. Somehow we had this unreal expectation that having a baby was as easy as 1-2-3. We thought all we had to do was decide to have a baby, try, and voilà, she gets pregnant! But obviously that wasn’t the case. The long wait, the little control that we had in our situation, the comparison with others, the unmet expectations, the constant inquiry “when are you going to......

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17
Oct 2017
Don’t Waste TIME – Put GOD First

Don’t Waste TIME – Put GOD First What would you do if you knew you only had 4 weeks to live? How do you keep time? Do you wear a wristwatch; do you carry a cell phone that gives you the time? Do you know what that’s called? It’s called two timing. Hehehe How do you keep time? Most you keep time by what we call the atomic time. You follow not just night and day but you live by seconds, minutes, and hours. Today I would like to recommend that you......

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12
Oct 2017
The Landmine of Anger

The Landmine of Anger Don’t you love customer service? Last week I did some crowd sourcing about things that irk my FB friends, and it was one of the topnotchers. I can surely relate. This morning we called our telco – again – asking when we could expect our phone to be fixed. For three weeks we have been without a landline (which we actually could live without) and Internet (which is essential in the Whelchel household). First we were asked for the reference number for our previous report (duh, it is......

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06
Sep 2017
Life's Two Most Important Questions

LIFE’S TWO MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Most people seek happiness. But the truth is, very few actually find it. We may be busy and preoccupied with a lot of activities, but if we fail to live for that which is most important, we will not find real hope and joy. I have learned that if we ask the wrong questions in life, we will live for the wrong things. To find the right direction, we must learn to ask the right questions. In Acts 22, the Apostle Paul encountered the Lord on his......

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23
Aug 2017
Expose and Eliminate the Dangerous Side of Blessings

Expose and Eliminate the Dangerous Side of Blessings All of us desire to receive blessings from God. It fills our prayer lists as we ask God for His favorable hand upon us. As children of God, we are promised that we already have all kinds the blessings (Ephesians 1:3). Blessings however, have the danger of giving us wrong perceptions about God, the world and ourselves. Our working definition of “blessing” is: a special favor or gift that God bestows upon us, which brings us happiness. It can be a blessing related to......

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17
Aug 2017
“I Know God Loves Me… But I Need Money.”

“I Know God Loves Me… But I Need Money.” To graduate from my entrepreneurial course in college we had to put up a business which earns a required minimum income and was sustainable for a certain period of time. Long story short, I put one up but it did not work out, and I ended up loaning a substantial amount to pay off debt. Payment was due sooner than I expected and I still had no idea where to get the money to pay the loan off. The night before it was......

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20
Jul 2017
"Fasting and Prayer"

“FASTING and PRAYER” The Bible mentions fasting more times than baptism, repentance, confession and even communion. Fasting is a Christian’s voluntary abstinence from food and/or drinks or other fleshly appetites for a specified period of time and for a spiritual purpose. The goal of prayer and fasting is to bring our natural, physical desires under the control of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of seeking God. When we refrain from regular activities that distract us, we’re better able to discern what the Lord is saying. It sharpens our minds and increases......

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22
Jun 2017
Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn't Marry a Christian

Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Marry a Christian If you are pursuing a relationship with a Christian or if you are currently in a relationship with a Christian, and you don’t plan on becoming a Christian, for your own sake STOP!!! If you are not yet married, get out now before its too late. If you are already engaged, call it off. Don’t have anything to do romantically with a Christian if you don’t want God and faith and church to be a regular part of your life. Still not convinced? Here......

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14
Jun 2017
A Father’s Day Story

A Father’s Day Story My father passed away a little over a year ago after a long battle with prostate cancer. He would have been 93 on June 1. And as Father’s Day approaches I miss him even more deeply – he was a wise mentor and great listener. But it has not always been that way. Before I came to know Christ our relationship was characterized by shouting contests. He had a volatile temper, and often exploded in anger at the least misstep by me or my sister – mostly me.......

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01
Jun 2017
Love in the Workplace

Can Love Exist in a Toxic Workplace? “Toxic” is the most common word I’ve heard to describe my friends’ work environments. Misunderstandings, differences in personalities and frustrations with co-workers lead to a less-than-ideal environment. It’s difficult enough that there are deadlines to meet and sales targets to pursue. I remember when our department was full of uncertainty due to a planned reorganization. People were worried about their future, they were easily irritated, selfish, and harder to deal with. Trust between people was low and, unsurprisingly, company productivity was down. Being a Christ-follower......

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