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All I want for Christmas is peace.  How about you?

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Christmas is rapidly approaching.  There are gifts to buy and cookies to bake and gifts to buy and presents to wrap and gifts to buy and cards to send.  Just thinking about it makes one dizzy.  All I want for Christmas is peace.  How about you? The Challenge of Christmas I was giving the invocation…

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What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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Our first nationwide Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”  Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday during the civil war through a powerful proclamation. Thanksgiving has…

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What is your true purpose in life?

Life speeds by quickly. Too often we fail to stop and ask ourselves the most basic fundamental questions. And the most important one is why are you here? What is your true purpose in life? Is life about you? Who is at the center of your universe? Who or what matters most? For the first…

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And the winner of the most frightening costume is…

Halloween is coming.  Behind the fun of costumes and candy, lies real terrors for everyday people.  Imagine a contest for the real-life scary Halloween costume.  Here are three contenders we see too often. Our third place winner is… the scary Zombie Foreclosure This nightmare frightened millions from their homes at the height of the foreclosure…

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What is a Justice Perspective on Labor Day?

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Monday is Labor Day.  A holiday marked more by sales and the end of summer, than on its origins in labor.  A true justice perspective on Labor Day examines both the social and Biblical messages on labor. A social perspective on Labor Day Labor Day originated as a federal holiday in 1894.  The purpose was…

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What does it mean to be a Christian Lawyer?

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There are 327.2 million people in America.  1.3 million are lawyers.  Only .004% of the population – less than one half of one percent – have a law degree.  With 67% of Americans identifying as Catholic or Protestant, at best there are 870,000 Christian lawyers and we know the profession does not mirror the general…

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2 Startling Reports on the Lack of Access to Justice!

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Two major reports demonstrate the startling reality of a lack of access to justice.  While the trends are disturbing, the opportunity to expand help and hope is greater. Justice and the Poor: A study of the present denial of justice to the poor In July, Harvard released a significant report on the legal system and…

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What is the role of prayer in my business?

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  I spoke Wednesday at Christian Business Fellowship on the role of prayer in business.  The presentation arose from a discussion among business leaders.  Many lived in the divided world of choice A , others wrestled with the amount of overlap in choice B.  I said the answer was C.  Prayer is not part of…

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3 Ways the Heart of a Dad Beats for Justice!

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Happy father’s day.  Originally rooted in honoring St. Joseph, Jesus’s earthly father, in the 1500’s by the Catholic Church, an official recognition did not come in the United States until 1972 when signed into law by Richard Nixon.  Why celebrate?  I believe at the core of every man beats a heart for justice.  A heart…

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5 Powerful Reasons to RESTORE Yourself this Weekend!

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Do you want to be restored?  Our world is broken.  Injustice abounds.  Whether on the news, at work, in our family or among our friends we face challenges.  We want to restore you to face those challenges.  Here are 5 powerful reasons to restore yourself this weekend. Reason #1:  Lament – a call for justice…

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