Why do we have rules?

Sometimes people make rules as a power play—to make life more difficult for others. You have to do it because they said so. But there isn’t a significant advantage to following those regulations. It’s just one person’s policy others are required to follow.

Other times people and organizations make rules that are intended to protect others. You have to follow them because it benefits everyone—including yourself. Keeping your speed on the road under a safe limit is good for you and the other drivers. It’s a good rule.

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Be kind

Kindness seems to be more and more rare. Whether digitally or face-to-face, there’s a growing comfortability with being nasty and taking things in the worst possible way. To the point that some businesses actually adjust the cost of things like a cup of coffee based on how rudely or politely the customer placed the order….

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Being God’s Friend

Friendship is important. Studies reveal, though, that less and less people have friends. Real, close, there-for-you-when-you-need-them friends. If you don’t have a close friend, you need one. And there’s one you need most of all. He’s the friend who will always be there for you. The friend who cares when you’re hurting and laughs with…

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How to Determine Your Worth

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Using Evil

Are there things in this world that bother you? Things that are downright evil? God hates evil, too. Amazingly, he can use evil for good. He takes the things he never wanted, but knew would happen, and decides on a plan before it even happens to harness the bad and accomplish something better. Want proof?…

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My Heart’s Strength

The human heart is a powerful organ. It’s pumping blood and life through the body, beating some 60 to 100 times a minute. But hearts become weak. They eventually fail. They wear out over time or become broken from sorrow. What if your heart could beat forever? With God, it can. He sustains us for…

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What’s in a Name?

There are certain famous names (contemporary and from history) that carry a lot of meaning. Who they are, what they’ve said and done, and what they stand for. A name can mean an awful lot. How about God? What kind of meaning do his many names carry? They give us a better understanding of who…

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