Easy Does It?

I love the premise of the Staple’s “easy” button. When things ever appear to be difficult or overwhelming they are made easy with just a click of the button. Although it may appear great in theory, we all know that reality does not afford such a “quick fix” to life’s

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Speak Up! Radio Interview

Thanks to Scott McCausey with Christian Devotions SPEAK UP for including me in one of their recent interview shows.Scott asked great, thoughtful questions – no fluff here! You can listen to it here (my part starts around the 15:00 mark).            

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Time to Take Out the Trash

Thursdays are trash days at our house. Throughout the week we collect trash, you know those things that are no longer useful or promoting of a healthy home environment. On Thursday mornings we take the cart of deposited trash to the street curb to be picked up–never to return again.

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Q&A: How Can I Disciple My Children?

Question: How can I disciple my children, training them to accept God as He reveals more and more of Himself in their lives? I hammer home wisdom to my sons and we read Proverbs every night with the hope that when they are older, they will listen to godly advice and trust

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Watching Your Carbs?

If you read much about nutrition these days, you’re probably witnessing the continual debate over good versus bad carbohydrates and their effects on our physical wellness. I’ve learned that good carbs are natural, are not in processed foods, and have a high fiber content; where as bad carbs usually contain

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The Root of the Problem

Even though parents cannot examine a child’s inner motive, they can look at a child’s actions and behavior to determine whether or not the child’s motive is pleasing to God. As parents, it’s important to remember that God is always most interested in the condition of our hearts. Therefore, as parents desirous of raising godly children, we should choose to get to the “root issue” of those actions in our children that oppose the character of God and His Word.

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Keepsakes for His Kingdom’s Sake

It’s interesting what people will choose to save as a memento from a particular event or activity. For example, a person might save a ticket stub to remember a special date or a program from a favorite music concert. In Joshua Chapter 4 God instructed His people to collect mementos

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Greater Than Market Value

As I continue to hear words that reflect financial uncertainty such as recession, depression, and inflation, I wonder what a person’s investments are actually worth. Take our homes, for example. Even though there are experts that strive to accurately determine the current value of houses on the market, what determines

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Going Green

I consistently see and hear the buzz phrase “going green” as it is daily referenced by various media. One of the components of this vast campaign is to encourage people to waste less through the repurposing or recycling of items. Because God would never want His children to be wasteful,

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Keep On Celebrating!

For many of us, the weeks leading up to Easter provided opportunities to experience several different emotions: Grief over personal sin as well as Jesus’ death on the cross. Perhaps you sensed a renewed awareness of the necessity of the shed blood of Jesus as a perfect and permanent sacrifice

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