In modern architecture, a cornerstone is a decorative and ceremonial building block placed to commemorate the dedication of the structure. These stones are often engraved with the date and an inscription. Sometimes this brick is hollowed out to serve as a time capsule filled with memorabilia.  The cornerstone in ancient architecture was different. Rather than being…

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The Prison of Regret

Inevitably loss is a part of life. Loss comes in all shapes and sizes, but whether great or small we feel the pain of regret. When left unresolved emotional heartache can grow. This leaves individuals feeling empty and vulnerable. Some withdraw from other people for fear of further disappointment and hurt.  However, we don’t have…

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This is our starting place. We must grasp the depth of meaning and come to know what faith really is. Only then can we take hold of what Jude has in mind so we contend for the right thing. In the New Testament, the same Greek word translated “faith” is used as both a noun…

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Regardless of the kind of work we do, you and I wear many different hats. Day-to-day and moment-to-moment, we find ourselves pulled in lots of different directions. Often these distractions keep us from the things we need to complete—only at the last minute do we cross them off our to-do-lists. Stop for a moment and…

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Foundational problems exist in unseen places beyond our homes and the building in our communities. Issues like these are found in how you and I build our lives. From time to time the foundational mindsets that shape us fail. You and I, as well as people we know and love, experience a breakdown and collapse.

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Fire is defined as “the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat.”1 A fire can be destructive or useful. A blaze can cause harm leaving scars, or bring comfort, warmth, and even new life. The flames of an inferno rage with ugly billows of dark smoke, while those in a campfire or fireplace…

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The abundant, happy life you desire is possible when you build upon a firm foundation. No matter what it is, everything will rise or fall upon its foundation—literally. Consider the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The foundation was laid in 1173. Just five years later the tower began to sink with the completion of the second…

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