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Teaching Practical Coping Skills

Our adolescents need practical coping skills. These survival…

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The Next Generation

Did you ever have something you read in print jump off the…

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The Key to Your Child’s Heart

You’ve read all the parenting books. You’ve…

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The Long Summer Stretch Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad Time

School is out! Summer is here, and the typical parent is…

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The Nell Syndrome

“Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full…

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The Dating Dilemma

It seems like just yesterday when your eight-year-old…

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Teenage Parties Keeping Your Child Safe

There is no easy answer to the dilemma of teen parties.…

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The 6 A’s of Good Parenting

Parenting is all about relating. The better our relationship…

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The Adopted Child

“She gave birth yesterday, and you’re the…

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Nothing like a Baby

When I first told my husband I was pregnant he asked me to…

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Never Too Early

“It is never too early to hand off the baton in the…

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Getting Good at Gratitude

Thanksgiving will be here soon and I’m looking forward to…

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Sexual Depravity and a Servant of God

One ancient purpose of this passage is to depict the…

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Different Perspectives

What we see sometimes depends on the lens through which we…

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Challenging sexual double standards: Judah vs. Joseph

Judah’s voluntary sexual misbehavior contrasts starkly with…

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Discrimination and Intolerance

When I first converted from atheism to Christianity, some…

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Encouragement

Do you need encouragement? My friend Pastor Jerry Beebe…

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Confessions of an Overpacker

I was never a Boy Scout (or even a Girl Scout) but “be…

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Why I Love Other People’s Prayers

Sure… prayer is, for the most part, a personal thing.…

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Dark Safety

I can still picture it clearly, though I was probably about…

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Overcoming Prejudice: The Roman Centurion

The Gentile mission was at most peripheral to Jesus’ earthly…

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When Most Prophets are Wrong

When God gives a promise, we are right to believe it with…

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Wake up, for the Day is near!

In some circles, we think of “revival” or “awakening” as…

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Not Just What God Saved Us From

What usually gets our attention is that God delivers us out…

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The Point of Speaking in Tongues in Acts 2

Pentecost (Acts 2:1) was a significant festival in the…

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Paul, Apostle of Christ—the Movie

Here are my first impressions of Paul: Apostle of Christ,…

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Believe Whatever you Want, but—what if it’s Wrong?

I might sound like a grumpy sourpuss in this post, but…

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Spiritual Hypochondriacs

I must confess that I have often been a hypochondriac. I…

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The Zealot

The other day I was laughing while recounting to my wife…

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Knowing the Shepherd

Today as we seek to walk intimately with our Lord, we can…

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Is It All Right to Call God Allah?

Some people today debate whether it is all right for…

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A Mother’s Courage

Moses’s mother was courageous to hide him for three months…

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God Does Miracles Only When We Need Them

Matthew 14:13-21 The miracle of the “feeding of the five…

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You Smile, I Smile…

There is just something about my grandson, Lukis, that is…

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Why Making Your Bed Matters

Every morning, as a kid, I made my bed. Why? My mom told me…

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When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, do you go with them? A group of us are…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Shortly after returning home from World War II, a fellow…

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Too Soon to Quit

Two years ago I sat on the edge of a hospital bed and talked…

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Seek the common good

Sometimes religious people, like some other people, have…

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Do You Feel Alienated from Church?

Some people don’t attend church because they were hurt by…

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The “Un”happy Meal

Lukis, my first grandson, has a beautiful baby sister named…

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The Power of “As If”

There is a school of behavior therapy that encourages a…

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The Ordinary Extraordinary Life

When you read or hear the word “ordinary”, how do you…

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Noise Cancellation

A couple of years ago, my son Levi and I embarked on a…

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

While in college, I lived in an older home with a bunch of…

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Margin

I know of a lead pastor who was given a summer sabbatical.…

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Invisible Jim

Back in 2001 a toy was made in the United States and…

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If You Can’t Follow, You Shouldn’t Lead

Dr. Russell Jeung, author of At Home in Exile and leading…

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Habits

The townspeople were in total despair. A fire, which started…

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Got Growth?

This might be a tough statement for some of us to hear:…