It Was for Freedom

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“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ” Galatians 5:1 If you plan on attending a sporting event or 4th of July festivities this summer, no doubt you will be asked to join in the singing of our national anthem….

Have Compassion

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It was 1996, and a few Christian Blue Pages staff members and I attended the Promise Keepers men’s conference in Indianapolis, which was held in the Hoosier Dome, which was, at the time, the 60,000 seat home of the Indianapolis Colts.  The Blue Pages had secured exhibit space for the event as well in the Indianapolis Convention Center, located adjacent …

Follow Me

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And He said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 These are two of the most simple, yet profound, words that Jesus Christ spoke during his life here on earth. He spoke them to twelve men he chose as his closest companions, the people that would take the message of God’s amazing grace and …

Righteousness vs. Compromise

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Over my 23 years the Christian Blue Pages, I’ve had the opportunity to observe Christians – in hundreds of situations – taking a stand for righteousness in their businesses. In situations where compromising one’s values might be expedient and beneficial to the “bottom line”, or unnoticeable to a watching world, it is critical that we as Christians in business do what’s …

Bloom Where You are Planted

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I love sports, and earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Ohio State in order to direct that passion towards my ultimate goal — to be a sports anchor for a major network by 1999. But after two years working at a TV station at night and selling advertising for the Christian Blue Pages during the day, I was offered the …

Transform Our Life into Worship

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Years ago, my pastor at the time often reminded our church that, in following Jesus and living the Christian life, our goal was to continually “transform our life into worship”. I have been inspired and challenged by those words over the years. Transformation in our lives requires an intentional effort to enact change – and that change starts when we …

Keep Christ in Christmas

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While our culture seems to be progressively removing any mention of Christ from the Christmas season, I encourage you to make a personal commitment to “keep Christ in Christmas” this year. One great and fun way to do this is to gather your family, friends, or employees together and go caroling in a neighborhood or nursing home near you, sharing …

Overflowing Thankfulness

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“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted  and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”  Colossians 2:6-7 NIV When was the last time you were overflowing with thankfulness? It often takes a life threatening event flashing before our eyes before thanks …