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    Jesse Barnett

    Author, Transform Your Tomorrow:
    10 Daily Habits for Living the Good Life

I teach the Bible to an amazing group of people each week at LifePoint Christian Church in Longwood, Florida.

I write to help people build their faith by connecting them to God through the mystery and relevance of the Bible.

Since 2003 I have voiced Zach, the host of Down Gilead Lane, Beyond Gilead, Red Rock Mysteries, and Keys for Kids!

Recent Posts

How To Forgive Other People

By Phil Ayres | January 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A while ago my family took a trip to an indoor amusement park. While we were there, we jumped onto the bumper cars and spent the next 5 minutes bashing into one another, laughing and trying to cram each other's cars into the corner of the ride. It was a ton of fun. Life is …

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4 Facts About The Devil You Should Know

By Phil Ayres | January 14, 2019 | 4 Comments

The other day I was talking with a friend when he told me he was being “messed with” by the Devil. I told him that was impossible and that Satan (the Devil), probably didn't even know who he was. This led us into a fascinating conversation about the spiritual realm and supernatural phenomena. What stuck …

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4 Ideas To Make Prayer Meaningful and Fun

By Phil Ayres | January 7, 2019 | 6 Comments

I will admit it. Praying isn't that fun—I'm just being honest. Perhaps you don't agree with me, but I would guess you don't look forward to praying, at least not in the same way you look forward to things like movies, sporting events, or hanging out with close friends. It's okay, I'm the same way. …

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4 Simple Suggestions To Help You Find Time to Read Your Bible

By Phil Ayres | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last week I wrote a post called 3 Simple Suggestions to Help You Start Reading Your Bible and my goal was to encourage people who feel the Bible is intimidating. I received great feedback on that post, but several people told me they had trouble finding time to read their Bible. I certainly understand that …

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What Jesus Wants For His Birthday

By Phil Ayres | December 23, 2018 | 3 Comments

When my kids were younger, we encouraged them to make up a Christmas list each year. They would get pencil and paper out and pour through toy store catalogs, listing all of the things they wanted. One year my son asked me, “How come on my birthday you buy me presents, and on Jesus's birthday, …

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3 Simple Suggestions to Help You Start Reading Your Bible

By Phil Ayres | December 19, 2018 | 6 Comments

Recently, I read the amazing story of Mary Jones, a young girl who wanted nothing more than to have a Bible of her own. Born in 1864, the Welsh girl saved money for six years until she had enough money to purchase a Bible. Then at age 16, she walked 50 miles roundtrip and barefoot …

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3 More Terrible Reasons To Leave Your Church

By Phil Ayres | December 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

A while back I wrote a post entitled, “3 Terrible Reasons To Leave Your Church.” No, I didn't write it because hundreds of people were leaving my church. I wrote it because in my experience people frequently leave churches for the wrong reasons. Yes, there are reasons to leave a church. I wrote about that …

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Antidote To Anxiety: 3 Ways The Bible Can Help You Deal with Stress

By Phil Ayres | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2013 I had a full nervous breakdown. I guess they don’t call it that anymore, but that’s what it was. It was a Saturday and my wife and I were driving around frantically trying to find some items to use at during our church service the next day. I’m a pastor of a small …

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New Focus Makes For A Great Thanksgiving

By Phil Ayres | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the fourth Thursday of November, millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with family, carving a turkey, and enjoying pumpkin pie. Some will even watch football! But for many, the upcoming season is full of additional pressure. Family squabbles, extra financial expectations, and the busyness of the holidays make for so much stress …

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Use Notion To Manage Your 3 Blog Buckets

By Phil Ayres | November 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

Three Buckets? Since the time I began the Intentional Blog course by Jeff Goins, I have been looking for a simple and sustainable way to work within the “3-Bucket System.” The 3-Bucket System is a simple but brilliant way to channel blog ideas into blog posts. Here's how it works: You take all of your …

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