What’s Love Got to Do with It?

As I think back now, I am disgusted by the hypocrisy that has drenched my past. During my teen years a normal day for me would consist of: laughing and smiling as the “straight-​​​​A-​​​​president of the student body,” singing my heart out as the […]

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The First “I Love You”

“We love because he first loved us.” —John 4:19 I remember the day my dad first told me that he loved me. He sat in the worn recliner, crying. His father was dying. At eighteen, I didn't know what to say so […]

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Filled to the Brim

Shortly after Jesus was baptized, he attended a wedding reception in the town of Cana, in Galilee. Apparently Jesus felt very comfortable at such a party, and I imagine Him laughing, mingling, and having a good old time with His friends. On day three of the […]

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Middle C Doesn’t Change

Madeline has a piano recital in a couple of weeks. She wanted to play her piece for me. It was a beautiful start. Somewhere in the middle it took a shift. She checked the key signature and the timing — both on target. She was using […]

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Are Poisonous Snakes Biting Your Ankles?

Have you ever been bitten by a poisonous snake and felt its lethal venom coursing through your veins? I have. No, I never have been snagged by the fangs of a rattlesnake, but I been attacked by other kinds of snakes that inject their poison […]

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Training Up Your Teen

Is it too late to train up your teen? One thing that we've been doing in our home lately is training our new dog, Toby, a one year old golden retriever. I knew this process was going to require a sacrifice of time, but […]

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