Author: Kevin Carson

9 Things You Need to Know about the POWER of FRIENDSHIPS

A friend or companion is a person walking down the road of life with you. One of the many reasons friends or your companions are important to you is that they inherently bring so much potential. There is power in friendships. There are 9 things you need to know about the power of friendships. 1. Companions help us live life with joy and endurance (Ecclesiastes 3:22-4:12). The Bible points out the obvious – although we sometimes miss this: life is better when you travel the journey with a partner. You have someone with whom to share everything. You have...

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Two Mistakes to Avoid for a More Vibrant Spiritual Life

We all make mistakes. Some are harmless. Others really cost us. I can just begin to think back on some mistakes and immediately begin to sweat. In other cases, my mistakes have just created a big laugh. That’s all well and good until it comes to your spiritual life. When we begin to talk about our relationship with God, we can afford fewer mistakes. Yet, we all tend to make them. It could be mistakes that lead to poor or unwise choices. Even worse, it could be mistakes that lead to sin. Do you want to increasingly enjoy your...

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Why is the Reformation Important for Daily Living?

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I have heard people ask, “Why is this important to us?” The five main doctrines around which the Reformers united stem from the very gospel that impacts daily living. In the midst of turmoil with the Roman Catholic Church, many Christians chose to die for the sake of the gospel rather than to accept the false teaching of Roman Catholicism. Five hundred years later, these same doctrines impact us as well. Sola Gratia (By Grace Alone) Grace alone is at the heart of the Christian life. It occupies a fundament...

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Nine Reasons You Should Fight for Your Marriage

Should you fight for your marriage? Is it worth the trouble? Simply, yes. Here are nine reasons why you should fight for your marriage. God owns your marriage. Jesus said, “What God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:9). When at the alter you say “I do” to each other and make a marriage covenant together, you uncover God’s design for your life. In every wedding ceremony, the officiant asks if you will make a promise to live together in marriage. The vows may be worded a bit differently for each person, but in every case, you...

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Try Listening

There are many things you can do today to demonstrate care and concern for others, but few are as impactful as listening. I remember as a child once on a boat asking a question to my uncle. While he was in the middle of giving his answer, I asked another question. His response, “If you would be quiet and listen for a moment, you would learn something.” Although at the moment I did not perceive it as good advice, his statement has stuck with me for years. What he knew and I needed to learn: listening is foundational in...

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