We hate to wait

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How many of us love to wait? Not many.

Don’t you love it when someone says, “stay put?” I don’t think so. We love to go, go, go, and we hate to stay.

The American way is to go, “get er done,” and grind it out

Jesus commanded his disciples to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit and to stay in Jerusalem.

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with…


Tired of being tired

Are you tired of being tired?

Are you in the modern-day grind? There is a hack for the grind of life.

I have a friend that is grinding it out and he said, “every little thing feels like a chore. I am constantly tired.”

Tiredness is common in our time. I am not sure if it’s a part of the COVID-19 aftermath or something else.

It may be a part of the devil’s plan for limiting the effectiveness of the Christian.

Remember, living life in the natural is limiting

God said, “man will live by the sweat of his brow…


Will the church thrive or survive?

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Churches across America are in a dilemma.

The dilemma includes accepting or rejecting alarming data about the future of the church in America.

Some churches are thriving, but most are only surviving. Some data indicates three out of five churches will close in the next five years.

George Barna has published a report called The Future of Missions. It is very helpful to understand what is going on in the world of missions today. Dr. Paul Chitwood, President of IMB, wrote the preface.

He begins by clearly stating some grim facts.

Church attendance and the number of people who identify…


Change is here

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It’s a slow fade.

The church as we know it is fading, but the real question is why, and what can we do about it?

Do you remember the song by Casting Crowns?

Well, the American church is in a slow fade.

There is a lot of talk about hybrid models in the church world. We have already walked through 200 years of a hybrid model.

The American church was never the biblical model

Today’s church has prayer rooms and healing rooms. And that is OK and even great! …


Spiritual growth is a personal choice

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Growth is a natural progression of life.

Everything alive is growing.

And that includes people. God has given us life, and every day we have the opportunity to grow — physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Conforming to the image of Christ is a top priority. We have made Christianity about going to heaven and not going to hell. Those are the benefits of being in Christ.

Heaven and hell are not the primary reason that Christ saved you.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given…


A biblical response

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The hostility toward Christianity is on the rise.

We have witnessed the first administration in over 70 years who removed “God” from the National Day of Prayer Proclamation. There was no public prayer service held at the U.S. Capitol, as there has been in some years, but the day was observed.

The last few months have many believers in America alarmed.

We are surprised by the resistance and the hatred toward Christ-followers and Israel.

In my prayer chamber, I heard the Lord say,

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” …


Don’t talk trash to yourself

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Have you heard the saying talking trash?

Talking trash is a worldwide colloquialism when one person is insulting or badgering another individual. Talking trash happens regularly between athletes during a sporting event.

Talking trash is used to get inside someone’s head and throw their skills off. Yes, the devil talks trash to Christians.

Our self-talk can fall under the talking trash category.

This is what trash talk sounds like.

• God does not love you

• You are a sinner

• You know you fail every day

• People at that church don’t care about you. …


The value of minimum

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The minimalist lifestyle gives people the opportunity to buy less and enjoy more. The minimalist chooses to make less the better part of life.

Do we need five TV’s in our homes and five Direct TV junction boxes at 19.99 each? Really? No, we don’t.

There is a reward of watching less TV. You can discover reading, writing, walking, and relationships with our friends are better than watching a square box.

Or maybe we should prefer less is more when considering purchases.

Would you prefer an extra 100.00 in your bank or more food in your pantry?

Do we know…


Less is more

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There is a lot of talk about minimalism.

Minimalism is not just a fad. It is a real thing, and it is happening for a reason.

Many people are tired of the rat race and keeping up with the Jones’

Gen Z and Millennials discovered that having more was not the only recipe for happiness. Experts have determined that having more makes life more difficult. Even Christians struggle with the less or more dilemma.

Are Christians supposed to prosper? Some say yes. Others say no. The Bible shows both sides of the poor/prosperity question.

The Bible considers the soul as…

Thomas E. McDaniels

Aspiring writer and the guy behind https://thomasmcdaniels.com/ Twitter freak daily at https://twitter.com/ThomasMcDaniels. Social media nerd.

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