Fleeting Fame

For the past month, they were celebrated. People dressed them up, told stories around them, prayed near them, lit them up and hung precious family keepsakes on them. They stood tall, beautiful and lush. Soon, they will be in a pile, stacked up, […]

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Reactive or Effective: How to Keep Your Cool

I threw a spoon across the kitchen the other day. It felt good for about two seconds and then regret sank in. My girls had been screaming and picking on each other all afternoon and I had reached my limit. “She's looking […]

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Living in the Moment

My mom was happy to see me. It had been months since we were together We live on opposite sides of the continental USA. Mom has severe dementia and I’m never sure if she will know who I am when I fly in […]

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A Faith That Never Fails

“If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.” —2 Timothy 2:13 Unshakable Faith vs. Hanging by a Thread Faith Over the summer my family was invited to enjoy a day of water sports and boating on the lake with […]

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Your View of God vs. How You Parent

Your view of God will determine what type of parent you are. For those who view God as an angry tyrant and judge visiting wrathful vengeance on all who cross him, you will mirror that image. Your parenting will be demanding […]

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Surprised by Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) Recently, my two little grandsons, Charlie and Tyler […]

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