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Caught Off Guard

Falls can happen so quickly; rarely are we prepared for, or expecting them. One day you’re just minding your own business, watching marshmallow races in the moat, trusting that all is right with the world, and then something happens.

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It doesn’t have to be an earth shattering event, but something causes a subtle shift, and your footing begins to slip. continue here

The Truth About Self Love

I’ve recently heard of a focus among many Christians that has been described as both a “new movement” and “a forgotten way” – something mystical that will enhance our Christian walk. New? Old? Which is it? And what are we missing out on that is simultaneously newly discovered, and recovered? Continue here

The State of the Union

Tonight most of us will watch as the President delivers the State of the Union address to congress. What will we hear? Will we be encouraged or discouraged? Placated or enraged? Will we feel frustration or accomplishment? Will we hear truth or untruth? What is the state of our union?

I suspect that tonight we will hear a continue here

In the Valley of the Shadow

On Saturday, my 25-year-old nephew attended his 7th or 8th funeral (he’s lost count) of friends or acquaintances who have died due to overdose or effects of heroin.

The complete tally of funerals he’s attended don’t include continue here

Happy Valentine’s Day?

blog248pic1I just had lunch with a sweet friend who is recently divorced after seven years of marriage. She tried everything she could to stay married; but when the person you are married to no longer wants to be married it is a hard battle to continue here

Flawed?

post235pic1Isn’t this a pretty house? Brian and I watched as this house was being built. We were excited to see what stone had been selected and when it was the beautiful white Texas stone, we commented that it looked like a church… and then…

You see it don’t you? find more here

Lights On for The Crucible

blog229pic2_edited-1Listen up, Christians, there are some things we need to learn about preparing our children, our leaders, and ourselves for the spiritual battles we will inevitably face and the United States Marine Corps is a really good teacher!

You may recall that I wrote about my sister’s son, Zach, leaving for boot camp last summer. Well, the next big event on his agenda is The Crucible. After watching a WGN video depicting the final events of The Crucible (watch it here) I have to say, I am praying for my nephew, and his parents, like never before!

Behind the dark sleep-deprived eyes of these young Marines one can see continue here

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