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Christ Has Risen! What Does That Mean for Us?

This past Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrated the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the reality of Christ’s resurrection never loses its wonder because of what it means. We have a tendency to diminish our physical reality in favor of a non-physical reality, and we do it in …

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The Practice of Giving Thanks will Transform Your Prayer Life

Prayer is so important for us as believers, and it’s one of the most powerful experiences we have when talking to God. It can be mysterious to us as well if we admit it, because of the many ways we engage God in prayer. I’ve written about prayer  before, but …

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Celebrating Five Years of the K.I.N.G. Movement’s NYC Chapter

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 5th anniversary celebration of the K.I.N.G. Movement’s NYC chapter! K.I.N.G. is a national Christian men’s movement with the purpose and intent of strengthening men in their relationship with God, their brotherhood with each other, and the mission they’re called to in …

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God is Good, Even When Evil Surrounds Us

Recently, I read the book of Zephaniah after realizing I hadn’t read it in awhile. It was written by the prophet Zephaniah, where God proclaims the judgments that were coming to the nation of Israel, as well as Moab, Assyria and others. It’s a pretty short book with only three chapters, …

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Change Is a Process—Be Patient

Just like that, the first month of 2019 is over! By now, some of us are taking inventory on how much we’ve accomplished so far since we were off and running in the new year. As you take self-inventory, you may feel the pressure or frustration of failing to meet …

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Dr. MLK and the Revealing Power of Adversity

On January 15th, America observes the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as a result of the amazing work he did in the fight for civil rights, and the sacrifices that it cost him. However, while Martin was alive, he wasn’t the most liked in America. In fact, he …

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How to Deal with Uncertainty Going into 2019

Happy New Year from Grow The Heck Up! Since this is the time where we reflect on the prior year and get excited for the upcoming year. You’re going to see a lot of motivational pieces, along with other forms of advice from the popular sages of social media, but …

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Do We Really Understand the Power of Christ’s Birth?

As we come upon the annual celebration of Christmas, before you get ready to debate about the origins and validity of the Christmas celebration, I really want you to take some time and think about the first coming of Christ. Take the opportunity during this time to reflect on what …

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