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    What to do When You’re Headed the Wrong Way

    The first step in making positive changes in your life begins with a decision to stop doing the things that are leading you in the wrong direction. While that may sound overly simplified, the power of denial is amazing. We all deal with this. You are not alone. As we begin the new year, what are some things you are trying to improve in your life? Maybe you need to: Get a handle on your finances. Become more fit and lead a healthy lifestyle. Work on strengthening your marriage and family life. Deal with recurring spiritual weakness and temptation. What decisions do you make on a daily basis that enhance…

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    Mercy, Not Judgment

    If you had known me twenty years ago, I often came across as a brash and confident young man who saw matters mostly in black and white. As a young preacher, I spent a year training with a mature and experienced preacher who was presented with and willingly accepted the great challenge of molding and shaping me. He tried hard and planted some seeds, but after I started out on my own in my early years I would often revert back to my old self. And, I got myself into trouble in a few situations because of my tendency to render judgment first in situations where a good dose of…