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My friends, recently we hosted a parenting panel forum at our church.  We invited our elders and their wives to share advice on several aspects of parenting. Each of them has raised their children to know and follow Christ and... Continue Reading →

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Relationships are not efficient

I recently returned from a missions trip to Hamburg, Germany.  What a marvelous trip; it is remarkable (though not surprising) to witness first hand and participate in what God is doing through the hamburgprojekt, a young church there.  With a... Continue Reading →

Why can we not endure our lives?

The longer I live and serve God’s people, the more I witness how we have come to love formulas and quick fixes for life’s issues.  We probably aren’t any different from people of other ages.  Yet, for us, the good... Continue Reading →

The boy…fights against temptation

Recently, I was in a meeting with a group of men and we were talking about how Christ resisted temptation when He was walking the earth. "Resist temptation" how often do we put those words together!?  We were reading Hebrews... Continue Reading →

“Am I one of those people?”

This post is for my beloved friends who have recently suffered unexpected tragedy. Recently, I found myself between two worlds.  In one, I sit in our den, a fire in the fire place with a cup of coffee and an... Continue Reading →

The Boy is…kind to his mother

We have all seen him.  Today, he has most of his hair hanging down crossways over his face draping over him like a valance as he leans against the wall.  He has developed an involuntary twitch that tosses that hair... Continue Reading →

Unequaled Greatness

I don't make it habit to embed things in this space.  I really don't do that with sermons.  This, however, is a short (8 min.) talk about the greatness of Christ and why we cannot turn from Him.

The boy is…thankful

Thanksgiving!  Thank God!  It is a simple blessing of God that He would ensure a season of giving thanks remains in our otherwise spiritually-neutered and exhausting annual calendars.  Although the calendar around this time is really busy in my circles,... Continue Reading →

The boy doesn’t…pay back evil for evil

Who is good enough for my daughter?  Parents regularly say that only those "good enough" can date or marry our children, right?  I wonder if most of us have figured out what that means before it's too late (e.g., bubba... Continue Reading →

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