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A Big Thank You

Last week Leah and I received a phone call asking us to take in twin siblings, a boy and a girl. We immediately said yes, cut our Thanksgiving trip short, and returned home to purchase a van so that our family – now of six – could all ride together. It was not until after…

Psalm 91

When my mom passed, my dad kept on reminding me to read this Psalm. I hope you find great comfort in it as I have. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my…

On a Leash

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” I have a big dog, and we must keep her on a leash when we go for a walk. On one occasion, of many, she got loose and ran away. She was stopping at…

Amazed not Amused

Matthew 24: 12-13 “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved.” (NASB) When people are dating, they tend to be amazed at everything the other person does. Everything they say, and everything they do, they are amazed…

Think to Thank Part 2

Maybe we should step back and think a little bit as we approach Thanksgiving Day. There are a lot of problems with our nation, but there is also a lot of good. Our Founders knew what they were doing to protect our democracy by the Constitution they gave to us.  We would do well to…

Think To Thank

We have to think to become thankful. We have to think to be aware of the things done for us; the cost and sacrifice involved in the doing of those things. We have to think to become appreciative and grateful. We have to think to express our appreciation and gratitude. That’s why the story of…

Wanting God More Than Comfort

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and strangers, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God…

Pop Quiz

When I was in school, there is nothing I hated worse than a pop quiz! Although I may have been keeping up with the required assignments, required reading, and preparing for the expected tests, the unexpected tests had the potential to wreck your overall average in the class. In our teen class last Wednesday night,…

Love Jesus

John 15: 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he…

Garbage In Garbage Out

It never ceases to amaze me when I stop and think just how much our daily lives have changed in the high school setting over the past 30 years. Students used to have to get all of their information and knowledge either from books, TV, or the adults in their lives. This is not the…