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Getting Ready To Say “I Do” (Walking The Path)

As we’ve gone through the past few weeks, everything has really been building toward a culmination of what this all leads to:  marriage.  Our years of singleness and our years of dating are (hopefully) preparing us for the years we…

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Passing On A Legacy (HOMEFIRES)

Wrapping up a series on marriage and the family, it may seem a little odd to spend some time talking about legacy.  After all, we’re getting into the practical nuts and bolts here right?  We’ve been all about the everyday…

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Doing Marriage God's Way (HOMEFIRES)

As we dive back into our discussion on the home, we need a reminder that we face a battle each day that is spiritual in nature.  The forces trying to take down the home, dismantle marriages, and break family bonds…

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HOMEFIRES - Introduction

As we started a new year, one of the areas I have blogged about in the past popped into my mind:  the home.  I wanted to do something fairly early on in 2021 about this topic.  I see the…

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Thankful in Everything…Even For 2020

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

We’re in a month that centers around “thankfulness” as we celebrate Thanksgiving…one of my favorite…

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Who Do You Influence The Most? (PRAYER POINTS)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

We’re just getting started in a 5-part series that is focused on prayer.  The title “Prayer Points” comes from the idea that we are intentional and specific about who and…

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Your Ceiling, Their Floor (Parenthood Series)

The fourth and final installment in this series is really about getting our kids to a place where they attain some level of spiritual maturity and depth in their own walk prior to leaving the nest.  There are two extreme…

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Parenting The Prodigal (PARENTHOOD SERIES)

In plotting out this series, I wanted to spend 4 weeks focusing on various aspects of raising kids in a Christ-like environment.  Three of the four weeks’ subjects came fairly readily.  But God impressed on my heart that one week…

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The Home Is A Battlefield (Parenthood Series)

Going further into our Parenthood series, I believe we need to pivot and look at the home with another perspective.  Last week was mission-focused.  We live our lives on purpose for Christ, always pointing little eyes and ears up to…

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The Best Summer Ever

There’s pressure to enjoy summer.  Right?  I’m from the Midwest.  It’s almost a panic.  “Go out there. Have fun. Winter’s coming to kill us.  Go!  Get skin cancer now!”  Cause there’s an expectation of fun during summer.  Jim Gaffigan (comedian) 

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Passing On A Legacy (Homefires Series)

Wrapping up a series on marriage and the family, it may seem a little odd to spend some time talking about legacy.  After all, we’re getting into the practical nuts and bolts here right?  We’ve been all about the everyday…

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Doing Marriage God’s Way (Homefires Series)

You know a message is being stirred in your gut when you start getting an onslaught of attacks of various shapes, forms, and sizes as you prepare.  As I’ve started to put my thoughts together for this Homefires series, I’ve…

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Homefires - An Introduction 

I had a conversation a few weeks ago with my wife.  She’s an integral part of this blog and often doesn’t get the credit due to her name.  Every time I write something, she is my sounding board.  She is…

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Faith Must Endure Despite Pain

(Originally posted 4-19-18, this blog was part of a 4-part series on "Faith")

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S.

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Lies About The Church (Dismantling Lies, Part 3)

(Originally posted 5-25-17)

If you are a husband, you obviously have a spouse and hopefully care deeply about her. You know her beauty; it’s probably what first drew you to her. You also recognize her devotion and love for… Read more