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I’m Tired (of Social Media)

In our modern era of social media, we love to post pics of our family, vacations, the food we ate, parties we went to, the games we played or watched, links to funny videos, and so much more. It’s a great way to share a part of our lives with our family and friends. Those […]

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Wasted Wisdom

Why do really smart people do really dumb things? With regularity, we’re shocked to hear of great men and women who have thrown away their lives with foolish actions or words. Sure, younger people can do some pretty stupid things like I did when I was in my teens. But,  how is it that some […]

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Defenseless

Unborn babies are living human beings created and loved by God and deserving, though defenseless, of our love and protection.

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Resolving Conflict

As we gather together this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, we begin the Holiday season that provides significant time with family and friends. For many, however, the extra time with people is not a time of celebration, but of significant stress because of unresolved conflict — maybe even many years of it. The easy thing, the […]

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church fights

It has been said that “church fights are the worst fights,” perhaps because they break out among people who profess to believe in unity and love. You name it, Christians fight over it. Sometimes the disagreements are over trivial matters, but often they are serious conflicts from different viewpoints. Many Christians have been so hurt […]

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Honesty

Sometimes truth is harder to find than love. There is often an inherent lack of complete honesty even in the closest of relationships. Billy Joel sang about it, If you search for tenderness It isn’t hard to find You can have the love you need to live But if you look for truthfulness You might […]

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Family Grace Parenting

Raising Kids

“Train up a child in the way he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 This verse about parenting, like many of the Proverbs, is a general principle, not a guaranteed promise. Raising kids, like any relationship, can’t be reduced to a rigid recipe. It requires […]

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Christmas Family Living

Jesus is so… yesterday.

I remember it was last August, in the heat of summer with 100+ temperatures in Texas, I saw my first glimpse of preparations for Christmas. The store where I was shopping had already cleared out the seasonal section to begin the merchandising build up for Christmas shoppers. Since then, we have had weeks of anticipation […]

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God planned it for good

Two boys were walking along a street when they encountered a large dog blocking the sidewalk. “Don’t be afraid,” one of the boys told his more timid friend. “Look at his tail, how it wags. When a dog wags his tail he won’t bite you.” “That may be,” admitted the other, “but look at that […]

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Forgiving Others

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” For over 20 years, Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride, 1987) was in the revenge business. His father was a great sword-maker who worked for the king. When a six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword, Inigo’s father took the job. He […]