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BRAD BATES [LIVE]

Guided by a Resurrection and a Dose of Insurrection

What if There is Another Way?

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A current trend in the Church that should be viewed as an area of growth is what some may consider being an out of control exodus of its members; persons that have come to be identified as “nones.” Whereas a number of church leaders may designate the men and women leaving the Church as never having actually been committed Christians in the first place, there may indeed be another explanation. Continue Reading

7 Encouraging Bible Verses About Prayer

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Prayer is a special, yet personal way to connect with God. Prayer is a time in which we set aside our worries, fears, and anxieties and declare our hopes, visions, and dreams, as well as present our requests of healing for those we care about, and if we are doing it right, pray about those we may not so much care about. Continue Reading

Marriage is Made in the Trenches

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Over two decades ago I got down on one knee and asked a woman I had met at a bar just three days earlier if she would marry me. We were young and thought we were in love, and three months later, to the chagrin of her family and friends, we were married. It was a whirlwind romance and quite frankly I would not recommend it to anyone!

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20 Lessons in Appreciation

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No complaints. No excuses.

A life well-lived is demanding, and exhausting, and tiring.

Don’t let others project onto you what they think you should be feeling.

Always ask yourself what is the good in this? What is the best I can take from this? Continue Reading