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Book Review:  “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review: “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

“We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible...So we will do them anyway.” ~William Wilberforce. It's certainly interesting to wonder how many of the deeds of great men and women have been lost to the pages of history.  Some historians and authors consider it a sacred job to resurrect, if you will, … Continue reading Book Review: “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

The Glory IN You

The Glory IN You

Some days feel like a contest for who can tally up the most suffering; who can endure the most pain and loss.  And the onslaught, at times, is merciless. Please keep in mind that, while certainly true, pain and suffering aren’t the entire truth.  In fact, they’re only a very small piece of our eternal … Continue reading The Glory IN You

Book Review:  The Utter Relief of Holiness

Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man." The most important things in life are often the most simple.  At our center, we see and understand their simplicity. Hugging your little girl.  Throwing the ball with a grandson.  Playing with your puppy.  Marveling in the Lord's creation, especially during these … Continue reading Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Fathers, listen now to what’s important to your children.

Fathers, listen now to what’s important to your children.

Fathers, Listen to your children when they’re young. Be sure they know that you care deeply about what’s important to them: dolls, hair, toys, crafts, drawings, flowers, books.  Care about them today. If you don’t listen now, then don’t expect them to communicate with you when they’re teenagers. You won’t even be given the opportunity … Continue reading Fathers, listen now to what’s important to your children.

Book Review:  “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Remember reading a book and thinking, "I've never thought of it like that.  Amazing!"  Prepare for that kind of ride with John Eldredge's "Beautiful Outlaw." The gospel is "good news," providing a solution to our problem of sin.  The Son of God; come to this earth to live as one of us, without sin, and … Continue reading Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

“Be Strong & Courageous”:  Why Are We Still Afraid?

“Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?

Why are we still afraid? Every one of the more than 400 days I spent in combat, I wore a chain necklace with my dog tags and a small silver shield. On the back of the shield was inscribed the popular scripture from Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do … Continue reading “Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?

Guard your Heart!

Guard your Heart!

As a child, I often heard the phrase, "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil."  So many times, the lessons of our childhood ring with truth in our adult years. Solomon wrote, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." (Proverbs 4:23). As the center of our being, … Continue reading Guard your Heart!

Lifting the Veil: “Things are not as they seem”

Lifting the Veil: “Things are not as they seem”

I remember the truth spoken quietly, almost as a secret, from my wise grandmother:  "Things are not always as they seem." The veil lifts to expose reality, not hiding but not at first clear. What if the world around you, as it is presented, is not as it seems?  What are the implications of this … Continue reading Lifting the Veil: “Things are not as they seem”