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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Awakened to God

Jacob was a man with a habit of making his own way. It started with his birth, which he helped to facilitate with his grasp on the ankle of twin brother Esau. He hitched a ride into the light and came out ready to angle for position and privilege. He...

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He Draws Rather than Demands

The Lord delights in our delight to do His Will, responding to His Love and not to fear of what might happen if we don't do what He asks! Therefore, although He has the right to demand the yielding of our lives to Him, He instead woos us into willingly,...

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Life Quips

I’ve dedicated 15 years of my adult life trying to discover “what makes us tick.” So what have I learned? God may remove a beautiful face to fix the bland “inner” face of a man or woman. A person is wholly who they are on the inside — a person...

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Blessed to Rest

Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy. This stands as the fourth commandment that we read in Exodus 20. God declared these commandments, 10 of them, to Moses. They were etched with the finger of the Lord on tablets of stone. They were given during a 40-day period when Moses...

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Commandments Done Right

The word “commandment” is a word that sounds so forceful, so prohibitive, and so hard to us. We imagine a policeman shouting, “STOP!” when we consider it. So it may come as something of a surprise to hear John write these words in one of his letters: “For this is...

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