When You Can’t See God at Work

While my children were growing up, our house was the one where all the kids gathered (the swimming pool and home theater might have helped!) but I always wanted our home to be a place where my children’s friends could come and […]

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Daddy’s Girl

Ever view a talk show featuring parent-​​​​child reunions? The audience is offered a front row seat to the first smiles of two people who had for various reasons been separated from one another. Clapping through tears, the host wraps up the episode […]

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Making Good on the Promise to Pray

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…” —Colossians 1:9 Every day I receive requests for prayer. On Facebook, over email, via text message or phone call. A friend lost his job. Another was in […]

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Learning to Trust God

This weekend we packed up and moved several loads from our rental home to our new home. As we packed, moved, loaded, and prepared, our dog Buddy was getting nervous. He kept watching us pack things up and walk out […]

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Seeing Nineveh

“But the LORD said, 'You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell […]

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Love Covers All

A regular brouhaha erupted in the backyard. My three little ones, two six year olds and one seven year old, sounding like a 2 a.m. bar brawl. She isn’t sharing! He’s being mean to me! You’re not my friend anymore! Head throbbing and […]

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