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When young men and women enter Marine Corps boot camp, they are not called “Marines.” They are simply called “recruits.” The title “Marine” can only be earned by going through the 13 weeks of basic training, culminating in a grueling 54-hour survival test called the “Crucible.”

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There is an old adage that says, “Just follow your heart; it’ll never lead you wrong.” While I certainly see the good in that phrase, if you truly stop to think about it, you’ll realize how dangerous it is.

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What is God’s big goal for your life? Have you ever considered it? What does God want to do in you and with you? Find the answer to this question and it will set the course of your life.

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It’s a scene often repeated in Christian homes. Due to soccer practice, ballet rehearsal and a meeting at work, supper is late. The family finally sits down together. Everybody is starving. Kids and dad start piling food on their plates.

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This week, my house received some much-needed floor repairs. The linoleum in the kitchen began lifting at the seams, causing unsightly tears, and our kids’ bathroom floor was “soft” right outside the tub. Not exactly what we were going for.

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Monday night at sunset, the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah begins the 10-day period of High Holy Days for Jews throughout the world.

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Most days, we wake up with two issues predominantly on our mind. No. 1, we’re thinking about the problems we’re hoping to overcome. No. 2, we’re thinking about the potential we’re hoping to walk into.

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In December 1630, Roger Williams, a Puritan pastor from England, boarded a ship called the Lyon and sailed to the New World. He and his wife, Mary, hoped to find peace from the persecution they had suffered as Puritans. They settled in the Massachusetts Colony and began serving a Puritan con…

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I want to begin this article by reminding you of a passage penned by the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. Toward the end of his second letter, he introduces us to a man who he will later identify as himself. He says that he had an out-of-body experience, (or what might have been an out…