Heart Condition

In general, do you think people find it tempting to judge a person’s holiness or spirituality based on their physical attributes or the activities they take part in? Attending church, reading your Bible, dressing in fine clothes, participating in ‘moral’ activities are […]

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Trusting God with Your Tomorrows

On the far side of a desert, high upon the mountain of God, a voice called out to Moses from within a curious, fiery bush. He had been tending the sheep of his father-in-law’s flock, minding his own business, going about his normal […]

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Pull of Position

I thought the war over riding shotgun would end when my boys left elementary school. Unfortunately, no. My boys are now 15, 18, and 20 years old. Two are old enough to vote and be tried as an adult. The youngest […]

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Obstacles in the Road

Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. (Hebrews 11:1 NCV) A number of years ago, our family was traveling through West Virginia. It was late […]

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Choosing to Influence

“Let’s play car. You drive, okay?” Three-​​​​year-​​​​old Bella handed me the plastic keys, and I revved up our “couch car” engine. She climbed into the “passenger seat” next to me, pulled an invisible seatbelt across her lap, and firmly buckled it. After we […]

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Before We Respond

Sweet friend, let’s chat. About “those” emails. “Those” comments. “Those” hurtful words that make our smiles fall, our pulses rise, our throats tighten. Yes, “those.” Harsh comments seem so unnecessary to me. I honestly can’t find any sort of justification in Scripture […]

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