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Clean & Sober 2.16.19

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 21.5 million adults in America struggle with substance abuse or addiction. Others are addicted to gambling, pornography, or stealing. Still others may experience addictions that seem harmless on the surface, but have negative consequences when not managed: addictions to eating, shopping, exercise, and more. The only way for any of us to be freed from our addictions is not to just get sober — but also to get clean. Jesus is the only One who can truly clean a person’s life up, and so He waits for each of us patiently, asking, “Do you want to be made well?”

Richard Ellis

RICHARD ELLIS

AUTHENTIC / GENUINE / SINCERE

Richard is the real deal. He loves God. He loves his family. He loves people. He loves his job. He loves Texas BBQ. And he loves the Dallas Cowboys (but don't hold that against him!).

Mission Statement: Richard Ellis Talks exists to communicate to all people the good news of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, making disciples of all people.

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This Week's Verse

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

- 1 John 3:1
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Blogs from Richard

The Big Picture

Have you ever looked closely at mosaic art? The kind where a bunch of smaller images make up one big picture? I have a friend who created a photo mosaic poster as a birthday gift to her brother. She labored over it for months. When it was done, the final poster – a photo of… Read more »

‘Nowhere’ vs. ‘Now Here’

Cue the January winter blues. The holiday decorations have been packed away for another year. The radio stations won’t play 24/7 Christmas songs again for another 11 months (this is a good thing!). The kids are back in school (again, a good thing!). And most of all: you’ve written the wrong year enough times over… Read more »

Make Room

Even if you didn’t grow up in church, you’re most likely familiar with at least a few characters in the Bible’s Christmas story. There’s Mary, the teenage virgin who was told by an angel that she was going to give birth to the Son of God, the One who would redeem humanity now and for… Read more »

Thanks-GETTING

This time of the year revolves around tradition. We dig out familiar decorations, play familiar songs, and cook (delicious, nap-inducing) familiar foods! There’s something comforting about these predictable rituals. One of the best-known Thanksgiving customs is that moment on Thanksgiving Day when everyone goes around the table and shares what they’re thankful for. Family, friends,… Read more »

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