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The Doctor's Office

Over the past few years, I've been to the doctor's office more times than I would like to count. I don't like seeing the doctor, because it's a reminder that my health is out of my control. But there's another reason I don't like seeing the doctor - the dreaded waiting room. I don't know about you, but I like to be very productive and efficient with my schedule. Few things in life annoy me more than wasted time. And in the doctor's dreaded waiting room, wasted... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon
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Two Words You Will Never Hear

It is such a comfort to me, such a source of hope and strength and daily joy. It gives me reason to get up in the morning and to press on even when I am discouraged and weak and lonely and afraid. It gives me reason to face with courage the struggles within and the difficulties without. It reminds me that I can stand before You as I am, completely unafraid and ask of You what I have asked before and will ask again: Your forgiveness and Your help. What gives me... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Keep Reading Your Bible

I'm sure by now that you've received emails, Facebook ads, or push notifications encouraging you to start (or continue) a Bible reading plan for 2018. I love how technology has evolved to place the Word of God in front of us all the time! But, if you're anything like me - easily distracted with a fickle heart - reading the Bible this year consistently will be a challenge. So today, I want to give you five motivational reasons to open the Bible when you don't feel like it.... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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How To Make 2018 Great

The calendar has flipped from 2017 to 2018, which means many people are three days into their New Year's resolution. (Many people have also lost their desire to keep going!) Is change important? Is commitment essential? Of course! But the reality is that few individuals have made immediate and significant life changes because of a New Year's resolution. Biblical Christianity, which has the gospel of Jesus Christ at the center, simply doesn't rest its hope in big moments of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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A Pleasurable Christmas

Did you have a pleasurable Christmas? I love Christmas. I love Christmas because it reminds me of the life-changing spiritual implications of the birth of Christ, and I also love Christmas because of created pleasures that accompany it! (Cookies, decorations, meals, spending time with family) I want to close out this season of Advent devotionals by reminding you that the birth of Christ is deeply connected to pleasure in the heart of God. There's one verse in Isaiah 53 that says it... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Two Life-Changing Announcements

It was the most important event ever, accompanied by the most important song ever, containing the most important announcement ever. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!" (Luke 2:14) This very familiar, one-sentence hymn defines our need, and in defining our need, defines the mission of that baby in the manger. There are two words I want you to meditate on this Christmas: glory and peace. Advent Announces Glory Imagine... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Hoping For A Christmas Gift

What's on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you're hoping to receive? As you prepare for the gift-giving season, let's take the opportunity to remember the greatest Gift of all and our reason for hope. There are 3 reminders in Isaiah 59 that we should meditate on: 1. The Gift Of Hope Needs To Solve The Problem Why do we hope for certain Christmas gifts? Because we think that what we currently have doesn't solve our problem, or... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Advent Is For Lovers

If there was a vote to select the most devastating passage in the Bible, Genesis 6:5-6 needs to be a leading candidate: "The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart." Could you get more graphic, more specific, more all-inclusive words than these? Perhaps even more shocking is the deeply... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Can You Really Just Do It?

If you want to live productively in this fallen world, it's absolutely critical that you humbly admit your limits as a human being, and then proceed to live within them. You won't get much encouragement from the surrounding culture. In fact, think about all the branded slogans, advertising campaigns, or inspirational Instagram quotes that encourage you to deny or even ignore your limits: Just Do It I Will If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It Be All You Can Be ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Give Thanks For More This Year

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for beauty. God has filled his world with such magnificent beauty, and more amazingly, has given us - undeserving rebels that we are - the ability to sense and delight in his beautiful creation. I am thankful for my ability to see beauty: the blooming bouquet the spotted leopard the multi-hued sunset the pillowy cloud the golden sun the crystal display of a starry night. I am thankful for my ability to hear beauty: the crash of the wave the... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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