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The Voice

The Voice

Season 16 of NBC’s hit TV series “The Voice” has just begun with the Blind Auditions. While I hope you all tune in (my wife swears she is boycotting this season though. We’ll see if she can resist!) what I’m really wondering is - how are you doing at tuning into the...

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Miracles, Faith in God, and Laying on of Hands

Miracles, Faith in God, and Laying on of Hands

by: Pastor Ron Lewis I’ll never forget the day Giovanni and his girlfriend showed up at our church office to share some gut-wrenching news. Ydira, only 32 years old, had been diagnosed with stage five cancer and according to the oncologist was likely going to die. The...

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The Name Game

The Name Game

OK Bible nerds, let's play a quick round of Bible trivia. 4 questions, speed round: What’s the shortest verse in the Bible? Which one of the 12 disciples was not from Galilee? Which 2 men recorded in the Bible never died? Who is the oldest person listed in the Bible?...

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Hit the Delete Button

Hit the Delete Button

As I sat down to write this blog I was brought back to when I first started teaching. I remembered as I prepared for it, I used to write it all out. If something didn’t quite line up I would either scratch it out or erase it. The problem was, it was still there:...

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Get Your Hopes Up

Get Your Hopes Up

What comes to mind when I say the word, “HOPE”? Have you ever met a person that was downright delusional in what they wished for and yet they called it hope? Or are you inclined to be like my wife and I, who tend to be afraid of disappointment so can at times forbid...

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Does Life Have a Purpose?

Does Life Have a Purpose?

by Pastor Rollan Fisher of Every Nation: Second City Church, Chicago Most of us do not spend a lot of time thinking about our purpose, at least on a cosmic scale. But the times we do can be pretty troubling, especially if we suspect that there is no purpose. On the...

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Stressed Out

Stressed Out

Author and researcher Malcom Gladwell goes to great lengths to show how your greatest weakness could be your greatest advantage. In his book “David and Goliath”, he reasons that David’s small stature was not a disadvantage to defeating the Giant, but an advantage. He...

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Heaven Bound

Heaven Bound

My blog this month is a tribute to my mom, Betty, who this month went home to be with the Lord. Although my heart is breaking in two, my mind is filled with memories I will always treasure. Memories of a mom who showed me the closest thing I had known to unconditional...

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Cross Training

Cross Training

The Apostle Paul gives us some amazing advice on how to fulfill our purpose and destiny as followers of Christ:  Philippians 3:12–14 (ESV):  “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made...

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WHEN A SONG IS NOT ENOUGH

WHEN A SONG IS NOT ENOUGH

By: Justin Gray of Every Nation Music It’s a dark day in American society, and I’m not talking about the solar eclipse. Ethnic tensions have risen to levels that we have not seen in several decades. Stories of protests, rioting, brawls, and gun violence fill our news...

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FLIP OR FLOP, YOU CHOOSE

FLIP OR FLOP, YOU CHOOSE

Our cable TV provider gives us access to roughly 150 different channels. Why we have so many is beyond me, we only watch 2: HGTV and ESPN [don’t worry, the rest of my time is spent praying and reading the Bible! Lol] Did you ever notice all the HGTV programming is...

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BIGGEST LOSER

BIGGEST LOSER

We live in a time where reality shows have flooded the airways -- everything from New Jersey Housewives to Dance Moms. So we shouldn’t be surprised when one was called The Biggest Loser. This show features overweight contestants competing to win a cash prize by losing...

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WHY I BELIEVE IN USING P.E.D.’s

WHY I BELIEVE IN USING P.E.D.’s

I started using P.E.D’s about 2 yrs ago. The results have been astounding: I feel strength in areas that have historically been weak and I’ve made gains in areas I never dreamed possible. P.E.D.’s. Or “PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DECLARATIONS” (What did you think I meant?)...

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Power in the Pause

Power in the Pause

In this day and age we live busy lives and it is good to remember there is Power in the Pause. What I want to stress today is that if your life is not supernatural, it is superficial. The supernatural realm simply put means above the natural realm. It’s  where Heaven...

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LOVING TO THE VERY END

LOVING TO THE VERY END

By: Pastor Paolo Punzalan of Every Nation: Victory Fort Do you have people in your life that are easy to love – that you enjoy being with and have no problems helping if they need assistance? We all do. But do you also have people in your life that you are not so...

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“WHY I HATE MY JOB…….”

“WHY I HATE MY JOB…….”

“WHY I HATE MY JOB…….” That was a ‘click-bait’ title……..did I get ya?! For the record, I love doing what I do, but there have been seasons in my life when work was difficult and exhausting and I fantasized about selling everything, moving to northern Canada, and...

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Fulfilling God’s Mission

Fulfilling God’s Mission

By: Pastor Carlo Ratilla of Every Nation: Victory Church Being Called to the Mission Field It was around October of 1984 when I knew in my heart that God was calling me to be a missionary. I was a new Christian when I was filled with so much love from God and the...

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