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Prioritizing Your Soul Over Material Goals
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Prioritizing Your Soul Over Material Goals

Have you ever had thoughts something to the effect that you’d be farther along by this point in your life? Have you set some sort of goal and you found yourself wondering after all of this hard work, you hadn’t gotten to where you thought you’d be by now?  I know this possibility exists because

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Sharing in Suffering: Being with People in the Midst of Pain

There are undoubtedly many ways in which we could discuss life’s curveballs that move us into difficult days of disillusionment and disorientation with the world around us. We could sit here and talk about how to make sense of pain, suffering, evil, and heartache from a philosophical, theological, psychological, or biblical perspective, but my hunch

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Pensive man comparing different possibilities and questions
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The Most Important Question: Jesus & Hope

There is no doubt that we live in a chaotic cultural climate. It seems like every day we are made aware of another political controversy, another sex scandal, another tragic shooting, another corrupted leader, etc.  People are looking for answers, but let us begin by asking the right question.

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holding you back standing in the way
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What’s Holding You Back?

We don’t often think about it as much as we should, but we are all building legacies, relationships, reputations, and the like. We can be incredibly focused on our work as we build these parts of our lives, and we can also be neglectful. What habits and behaviors are holding you back from shaping the life you desire?

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Vexation, Virtues, and our Search for Value » Blog by Cody Whittington » Shepherd's Heart Ministries
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Vexation, Virtues, and our Search for Value

In our world, there is the vexation of having everything only to realize that you still have nothing. But there is the opposite end of the spectrum as well – those who experience failure in this world. Where success produces vexation, failure produces despair. How & where can we find lasting virtue and value?

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Your Conversion Factor » Living With Purpose » Wisdom for Life » Blog » Shepherd's Heart Ministries
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Your Conversion Factor

After years of being involved in a manufacturing industry, I’ve always been intrigued by the “conversion factor” of raw materials. » Are you living a life of purpose, integrity, impact, legacy, and multiplication? Allow God to partner with you to have a larger-than-life conversion factor.

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Living by Conviction by Doug Hartzheim
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Living by Conviction

Conviction – this is a word that gets our attention.  It jumps out at us. Anything to do with the word “conviction” causes us to stop and think.  When asked about our deepest convictions, any responsible citizen immediately looks inward toward the things that make us tick. When we read or hear a word on

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The Discipline of Public Confession of Sin
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The Lost Art of Public Confession

Recently while reading the story of Jesus I was struck by something related to John the Baptist’s ministry: people were publicly confessing their sins. And it was normal in the early church. Where are we now?

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Growing in Grace

  The disciple Peter has a spotty leadership record. He was rebuked by Jesus as Satan; tried to kill a guy (no one aims for the ear); denied that he knew Jesus when it mattered most; and even after receiving the Holy Spirit and participating in launching the Church, he still struggled with racial prejudice.

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