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TEEN SUICIDE: MENTAL ILLNESS OR SOMETHING MORE?

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Consider these shocking facts: •Annual number teen/youth suicide each year (ages 10-24).  4600 •Average number of suicides per day.    12 •Average number of teen suicide attempts per year. 575,000 •Percent of high school students surveyed who said they have “seriously considered suicide”   20% Percent of suicide deaths that are males.   81%                  ...

ASHAMED OF WHOM?

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You may say what you want about Donald Trump but he is the first President, in my recent memory, who actually pronounced publicly that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior!  At first this may seem like no big deal when in fact it is monumental.  The name that is above every name (Philippians 2:9) is ...

STUMPED FOR ANSWERS?

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I love the holidays, especially Christmas. It is time for rejoicing and the gathering of family. Surprisingly I have heard person after person tell me how they dread getting together with relatives, especially those who are skeptical about our faith in Jesus. They say their biggest fear is being asked questions about the Bible, about ...

Don’t Forget Jesus!

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If you only tune into the Hallmark Channel this time of you just might believe they have the ultimate definition of Christmas.   With over twenty new TV Christmas movies this year it has been a Hallmark bonanza at our house. It is amazing to realize that when you have discovered the plot to one Hallmark ...

NEVERTHELESS

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While there are many true stories in the Bible, which I love, I must admit that the encounter between Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and the three Jewish young men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is one of my favorites. Their response to the King’s demand that they bow before his image is both inspiring and insightful as ...

Are You Here By Chance?

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There is nothing sadder or more heart rendering than to watch a partisan political spokesperson, for a liberal cause, literally turn him or herself inside out to escape answering the obvious question or to avoid answering logically at all. Recently I watched a progressive spokesman stumble over this question: “Isn’t the baby in the womb ...

THE DESTRUCTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING TWO FACED!

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Today Minnesota Senator Al Franken has resigned after six women have accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. His lifestyle, and that of many other congressmen, TV and radio personalities, Hollywood, and sometimes you and me are often the opposite of what we want to portray. This two-faced behavior violates the very things that make life ...

HANDLE WITH CARE

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Imagine for a moment that your peers at work, at the gym, at school consistently made fun or your spouses name, used his or her name in a derogatory manner, devalued who he or she is and what they do? I’m sure most of us would hit the fan or cut those people completely out ...

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