Hard to Love People

Are there any people in your life that are difficult to get along with or hard to love? I’m sure a few may have already popped into mind. Overly critical parents, mean in-laws, an unforgiving […]

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Training 101

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3 (NLT) Since I posted my last blog, my granddaughter celebrated her first birthday. A few weeks before her big celebration, […]

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A Better Way

I am guessing, that if I were to ask you to think about one person in your life, be it a co-worker, family member, or friend, who drives you absolutely crazy, someone’s name or face […]

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Beloved Sleep

I am tired today.  It has been a whirlwind of meetings and back to school functions for the past few weeks since we got back from Christmas break.  I am actually looking forward to going […]

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Jesus in a bar in Osaka

This past New Year’s weekend, we skirted through one dimly lit back alley to another.  This was after a 40-minute commuter train ride, my daughter escorting us to her international church in the heart of […]

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A Call to Love Like Jesus

Somewhere along the way I came to believe that I deserve to be treated a certain way because if God is for me who can be against me and surely he is on MY side, […]

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Healthy Things Grow and Change

As I am again in a season of change, I wanted to share a past blog of mine which I felt was relevant. Years ago, an older pastor shared with our pastoral staff that, “Healthy […]

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What’s Your Plan?

The start of a new year is often a time of restoration for many people. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the past and approach the coming year with renewed enthusiasm. We set goals, make […]

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Ready for the “Just In Case”

Here it is again … the start of another New Year. Where does the time go? It seems as though just yesterday we were all freaking out about Y2k. How is it possible that nearly […]

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