Discerning the Voice of God

Voice of God

What does the insanity plea in a court of law have to do with hearing the voice of God? Consider the following story. The Origins of the Insanity Plea On June 20th, 1843, a man wearing a top hat and tails exited the front door of 10 Downing Street in London. Unbeknownst to him, he…

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What God Says in the Scriptures About Your Money

The Bible says a lot about money. In today’s world, the topic is something that many people have on their mind constantly. Here’s what God says in the scriptures about money. God Owns It All One of the primary lessons the Bible teaches about money is that Gods owns everything. Anything that we claim as…

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Independent Author Spotlight: David Ramos

Independent Author David Ramos

This new book is about to hit the marketplace tomorrow! Keep reading and we will give a preview of it. The book is called What the Bible Says About Purpose by David Ramos. David is a good friend of this blog. I was able to get an advance copy and read it. If you are…

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Awesome Power: The Source of a Christian’s Strength

Christian's power

Samson lost his strength when Delilah passed the secret of his strength to his enemies. They cut his hair and were able to subdue him. Before this, his enemies could not overcome his power. Is there a source of strength for the Christian? Where does a Christian’s power come from? How do we as Christians…

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Deep Community: Loving and Building Relationships with Others

Building Community

Rugged individualism is fine if you’re taming a wild frontier, but has no place for building community. There are no “lone ranger” Christians. If you are a believer, God has not called you to go it alone. He has ordered our world so we can work in a community.

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Independent Author Spotlight: Rachel Larkin

Independent Christian Author

Being an independent Christian author myself, I know the struggle to get someone to notice my books. Independent authors do not have a large advertising budget like the big publishers have. We don’t have connections just a phone call away at the literary magazines or the Sunday book review section in a major newspaper. So,…

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Radical Stewardship: Managing Our Finances, Time, and Health

Stewardship is manageent

The term stewardship is one of those “churchy” words you usually only hear on Sunday mornings. We seldom apply it to anything but money or finances. However, I don’t think it only applies to this area of life. It certainly includes finances. However, I believe the way I use the term, is more in keeping…

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Growing on Purpose: Spiritual Growth through God-given Pursuits

Small tree symboling spiritual growth and purpose

    At Ordinary Believer, we believe that God has a specific purpose for everyone. He has given each person special skills, talents, and abilities. We believe these are spiritual gifts, given to edify (that is, to build up) the church. That is quite a thesis statement; don’t you think? Some of you reading this…

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Are Financial Calamities God’s Will?

Financial Calamities and God's Will

In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus prayed that God’s will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” – Mat 6:10 NKJV  God’s Will on Earth? This implies that God’s will is not always done on Earth. There are things that…

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Book Review: Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk

Martin Luther

How much influence does your wife have over you? If you are like me, the answer is, “A lot!” Apparently, we are in good company. In Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk, Michelle DeRusha addresses this issue. Martin Luther had a tender and loving relationship with…

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