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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

True Identity (Conquering Giants, Part 2)

A real buzzword of today’s culture is the word identity. It seems today more than ever, we spend time talking about identity and being able to be who we truly are meant to be. Of course in a broken… Read more

The Investment Of Time

“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” Rick Warren   Of all the things we can offer another person in our lives, what is… Read more

Why Blend In?

I’ve only lived a few weeks now in the South but I’ve started to realize something.  I stick out like a sore thumb.   

I’ve spent most of my entire life in the Upper Midwest and considered states like North…

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If You Could Go Back...

Attached to this entry today is a photo that I share with some hesitation, but knowing it (hopefully) will serve a point.  What you see is a picture of a middle schooler.  Late 1980s.  Stonewashed jeans.  Pilot jacket.  Minnesota…

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He Is Their Help And Shield (Psalm 115)

Israel, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 

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15 Years And Counting!

Today is a special day.  It’s our anniversary:  my wife and I celebrate 15 years of marriage today!  At times, it’s really hard to believe it’s been 15 years already.  At other times, it definitely seems like it’s been…

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