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Friendship
August 20, 2018

Prodigals Still Come Home

Last Friday, I was plowing away on the to do list at work when at 10:38 my phone rang. It was not a number I recognized, and usually when that…

Christian Life
August 19, 2018

A Book as Old as Time

Did you know The Hunger Games was first published 10 years ago? That’s getting pretty old, but not as old as Twilight, that is celebrating 13 years in publication. Sure…

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Christian Life
August 15, 2018

Saying No to Cookies

It happened. I put on my “fat shorts” and they were too tight. When we rolled from winter to spring to summer, I thought since I was getting outside more…

Faith
August 14, 2018

We are the Light of the World

In Matthew 5, Jesus gives the legendary Sermon on the Mount. In verses 14-16, the Lord says something that I think would be helpful for us to think about today:…

Christian Life
August 13, 2018

When Doubt is a Good Thing

Recently, I’ve spent far too many hours in various airports painfully watching a departure time creep further and further into the night. Not only has this resulted in a lack…

Christian Life
August 12, 2018

To the One We Trust

Alexander MacLaren’s brief yet dense exposition of Psalm 37:4, 5, 7 offers the following sequence – delighting in God, trusting Him, giving him everything (Expositions of Holy Scripture, Maclaren). This…

Family Life
August 8, 2018

When Family Life is Chaotic

“Family”. The word conjures up all kinds of emotions in us. Some are sweet and sacred. Some are sour and scandalous. But blood is blood and we’re somewhat bound to…

Faith
August 8, 2018

Mortimer in the Elevator

Guest post by Allison Mullins During a particularly low point in life, the boys and I went to the beach.  “The boys” were my three dogs, Randolph and Mortimer (basset…

Faith
August 7, 2018

Saying Less

“When there is an abundance of words, transgression is never far away. But the wise restrain their lips.”  Proverbs 10:19 Lately I have felt convicted in my life to speak…

Christian Life
August 7, 2018

His Power is Made Perfect

This past week, my family had an awful experience. We went on vacation, and our house got robbed. Burglarized. Broken into and violated and stolen from. A horrid experience overall,…

Christian Life
August 6, 2018

Weeds

Weeds always manifest themselves. They never hide beneath the earth and destroy in secret. They wreak havoc on gardens and choke the life out of them, even while they often…