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Do You Know How to Speak the Truth in Love?

I once knew a woman from the south who told me a person could get away with saying anything so long as they added “Bless their heart” to the end of it. She was right too. As if by some magical power, those three words could hide any rude comment in the trappings of polite …

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Teach the Real ‘Personal Relationship with Jesus’

One of the greatest benefits I received from my youth pastor and Young Life leaders in high school was the critical observation that Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. Having grown up in the 1980s and 1990s American South, where church attendance was often a compulsory cultural behavior, this delineation needed to be clear. …

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My Date With a Prostitute

While in Malaysia in November, I had a weekend to rest and explore the city. I headed out without a plan, other than the goal to take pictures around the city and river. After winding through huge markets and different areas of the city, I had finally made it to the river. Spotting a nearby …

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