Navigating Marriage

After 23 years of marriage, it is still a mystery to me. As we journey through life, we learn about the power of the Lord and the weakness of ourselves. Anything that is valuable must be invested in otherwise it devalues. Marriage is a personal investment. Many want a “quick...

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The Surprise Bride

Imagine this: a family wedding feast happens and it finishes with you being made the surprise bride. We read of just such a story in Genesis 29. Big sister Leah watched and toasted and enjoyed the celebration that was supposed to mark the giving of her younger sister, Rachel, as...

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Creator, Creature and Creation

Beginnings are important. The first impression we get when we open our Bibles is that God is Creator. It was He who made the heavens and the earth, declares the first verse of Genesis. He didn’t need to do this. In making these things, God did not seek to add...

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Made for War

The best defense is a good offense – or so I have heard it said by a number of sports coaches through the years. In fact, this is an ancient concept; really it’s one that’s as old as Creation. Follow this with me. Genesis opens by telling us that “the...

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