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What is Your Soul Worth?

I was reading an article that gave the value of the minerals and chemicals in our bodies. The answer? Just over six dollars. The information was rather eye-opening considering a few years ago it was almost ten dollars. Talk about depreciation! In Mark 8:36, we read: “What good is it for someone to gain the…

The Path to Corruption

It seemed like a good idea at the time. We had spent the evening barhopping and partying with our classmates. Everyone was feeling “good” but now it was time to go back to our homes. Instead of listening to my own common sense by calling a taxi, all six of us crammed into a tiny…

Grace to Fight Temptation

I was again reminded this week of the importance of prayer. As Christians, it is easy to fall into the temptation of taking God for granted. This leads to letting our guards down and falling to the wiles of Satan. Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the…

Trying to Keep on Track

How many of us have ever gotten lost? Sometimes we forget to look at a map and other times we get distracted by the things going on in our days and life. There is a story from Greek mythology where a beautiful woman named Atalanta who was the prized beauty of her day. Everyone wanted…

What’s Stopping You?

As a fan of Star Trek, I loved watching their interactions with the Borg. For those who are not familiar with the Borg, they were a collective of species whose primary purpose was to assimilate technology for their own advancement. They would say, “resistance is futile” to their potential foes because they knew they confident…