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Disappointments

“The paper is late again!” I told my husband…

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Did You Hear?

“Did you hear what she said?” “I have a…

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Devotional Lives for Busy People

Do you ever wish you had a clone of yourself that you could…

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Desensitized to the Word of God

Do you sit in church and only half-listen to the…

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Criticism

A few years ago in the State of New York on the Thruway…

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Crabby People

In one of my favorite “Peanuts” comic strips,…

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Connected to Jesus

Angie shuffled through a pile of fall leaves that had blown…

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Closed Doors

After a particularly challenging week, my wife and I looked…

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Christmas Tree – Right or Wrong?

Christmas traditions are a concern to many people. Is…

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Changes

If you have ever lost a job at the worst possible time due…

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Change of Seasons

According to a study of America’s 300 largest cities,…

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But It’s Not Fair!

“I just don’t understand how you can welcome…

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Bridges or Boulders?

When it comes to our relationship with unbelievers and…

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Break the Grip of Fear

Fear has many faces and none of them are good. We all…

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Blackberries and Bitter Roots

For a number of years, I’ve been engaged in a war with…

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Behind the Scenes

A handful of people at every church event are seldom seen…

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Be Still, Take a Quiet Time Break

Matthew 11:28-30 “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me,…

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Banana-Nut Bread

Many years had passed since the two friends had been…

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Bacon Choices

In Africa we shopped for groceries in three small stores,…

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Am I Enough?

I feel like a snow cone without ice, a bride without a…

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Alienated by Fear

Annie reached over and grabbed her purse. The pastor had…

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Winning the War Within

Matt LaBranche, a 40-year old former Army sergeant who…

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What the Church Needs to Know About Suicide

The call came late one evening. The ringing phone jolted me…

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The Church Response to Mental Illness

Sarah was recently laid off her job of twelve years. Her…

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Suicide Prevention: To Do When You Get the Call

Over the past several weeks of conducting Suicide Prevention…

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Hurt to Heal

I cried, “Lord, use me!” He answered,…

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So What Do I Say?

You just found out that a relative, a friend, or an…

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I am not God!

I just heard and read the disturbing news concerning the…

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Death of a Loved One

Weeping at Lazarus Tomb  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the…

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Dealing with Devastation

February 7th is a “red-letter” day for me. Each…

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A Cracked What?

I was driving home from my daily walk at our local mall when…

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A Barrier to Trusting God

Mandy struggled with trusting the Lord when her children…

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Walking Works Wonders!

As I headed out for my usual morning trek around the…

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Tom Landry

Tom Landry was one of the most easily recognized men in the…

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The Secret of a Transformed Life

Eric Metaxes relates in his book, Everything You Always…

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The Greatest Pitch – Interview with John Smoltz

It is fitting that as a Major League Baseball pitcher John…

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The Autumn of Life

Since God designed the seasons of the year, it is easy to…

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Tangles

“Come over in a bit, and we’ll share a pot of…

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Shine!

Driving along Lake St. Claire’s Michigan shoreline, we…

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Revival

I have revival on my mind during this Easter season, the…

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Pursuing the Light

Cats are crazy. We love ours, of course, but sometimes he is…

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Mercy Me!

“Mercy!” Mama used to exclaim when she was…

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Life – A Priceless Gift

Mother’s eyes closed and her thin arms went limp in…

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Let’s Laugh!

Recently, someone emailed a series of ink drawings to me of…

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Just One More Night

Exodus 8:9-10 “what time shall I entreat for thee, and…

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I Hate Change!

“So you’re taking my grandchildren away from…

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Healing at Tannalu Village, Vanuatu

When Shirley and I were missionaries in Vanuatu, a small…

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God Provided the Lifeline

On the evening shift in the Labor and Delivery ward, quiet…

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Divine Direction in God’s Time

In 1979, Shirley and I had the opportunity to start a church…

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A Cheerful Word

People love Christmas because it’s a cheerful time…