Category Archive: Blog

Jan 02

The Best Christmas Present Ever!

One of my greatest blessings this year at Christmas was the card my 15 year old son made me.  I was so touched by his words.  I didn’t have a father who I felt comfortable going to with anything.  My father was and is a Good man but he to was fathered by an imperfect …

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Dec 30

Are You A Thumb Sucker?

  I recently had the occasion to witness self-pity in an up close way.  The whole event picked me up and spun me around and I was grasping for truth.  I ended up journaling about it one morning, and wow I got 5 pages worth of stuff!  I won’t say I wrote down 5 pages …

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Dec 23

Fear, Worry, Anger and God’s Grace

Dan a friend of mine told me recently “I am reading The Shack, it is an awesome book.”  We read the book as a family about a year ago and it really impacted us as a family.  My thirteen year old son said “This is the best book we have ever read.”   There was something in …

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Dec 09

True Spiritual Growth

  I heard part of a teaching by James McDonald on the radio this afternoon and a couple of his statements really caught my attention.   I have transcribed the text below for your to read.  (you may also play it as well if you are viewing it from the web)   Spiritual maturity is related …

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Nov 23

Transparency With God

Quotes from Francis Chan’s book  “Crazy Love”      Before my wife and I got married I knew that I had to tell her everything about me, and the ways I’s messed up, all the things I’d done. She had to know what she was getting before she agreed to marry me.  That conversation was not …

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Nov 19

Perfection Is An Idol

  I was having a conversation with my daughter last night before going to bed.  Somewhere in the conversation I said something about “never being able to achieve perfection.”  Her reply back was pointed, she said “Trying to achieve perfection is dangerous.”  At first I wanted to argue with this in my mind.  Isn’t there …

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Oct 14

What is Faith?

  I heard this quote this morning: Faith is not getting from God just what you want (name it and claim it), it is accepting from God what he gives. It started me thinking.  We hear all this rumble in the christian community about “If you had enough faith you would get your healing, your …

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Oct 09

Are You Willing to Take The Bullet?

     Last Sunday evening Linda went on a long walk together, it gave us time to process some things together.  I had the opportunity to revisit some places where I had been hurtful and gain a bit more understanding of what blesses my wife and pulls here towards me in emotional intimacy. 

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Oct 02

Two Things

In talking with a friend recently he made a couple comments that really struck a chord with me.  The first was, “We as men tend to live in a pass/fail world, and when our wives point out to us areas of inconsistency we view ourselves as failures, what we really should be doing is seeing …

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Oct 01

Just For Laughs

Yesterday morning Linda and I were talking,  and I happened to remember a funny story I had read in Readers Digest.  I told it to her as I remembered it, and we had a good laugh.  She responded with a story form a few years back that happened in Bible Study Fellowship.  It was so …

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