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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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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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Deal with Peer Pressure

“Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool;
you’ll only look foolish yourself.” —Proverbs 26:4 (MSG)  Peer pressure is nothing new but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested it is something teenagers need in order “to become adults.” 1. Make sure they […]

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