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    In remembrance of Billy Graham

    I remember being a kid, and having Billy Graham on the television in his earlier days. My family was not a Christian family, at least not a devoted one. But something about Billy Graham attracted even the non-believer. His message was very distinct – The Gospel of Jesus Christ & His love and redeeming power. Billy Graham counselled many leaders of our day, and even bailed Martin Luther King Jr out of jail! He was a man of faith, a man of God, and just overall a widely respected man. Both Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and they didn’t give up on their dreams. Both…

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    How to Overcome Depression

     Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 For many years in my life I had struggled with depression. I was always able to manage it by blocking out feelings, or keeping myself busy, or engaging in all of the wrong things to try and cope. I realized very quickly over the years that avoiding or masking  feelings because they are too hard, is a very unhealthy thing. When I came to God in 2007 I was still…

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    Hit me with your best shot!

    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky is famously known in the world of Hockey. He was nicknamed “The Great One” and known as the best player ever. From his humble beginnings in Brantford, Ontario, shooting pucks in his backyard and honing his skills, he turned into the most accomplished player in NHL history. He took a single shot, and it paved his way to victory! What would have happened if Wayne never worked toward his goal? What if he became fearful and never became more than a backyard hockey player wanna be? Well, not much other than we would miss out on the…

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    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    It is said that you can tell a lot about a person by the type of shoes they wear. I guess the same could be said about clothing, but according to research there is something scientific about the choice of shoe we wear. Which makes sense; shoes, from their humble practical beginnings, are now made for more than comfort in travel, but to create a fashion statement. But, is our life more than the clothing we wear? (Matthew 6:25-34) The bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I watched the move “Wonder.” It was about a boy that had a deformed face and went through many struggles personally and socially,…