welcome

Whatever!

That word may be the least favorite word heard by the parents of many teenagers. It usually comes with a certain sarcastic inflection, rolled eyes, and a turned back. There may not be a single word that causes more feelings of disrespect and anger. Those feelings are very understandable though they often cause an overreaction …

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Mama Bear

We as a family recently had our matriarch (my Mom) transition to hospice after a hospital stay. This hospital stay was not her first but appears to now be her last. Due to HIPAA and the fact she still has enough strength to give me her famous backhand I won’t list all of the ailments …

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dug squirrel

Squirrel!

I’m easily distracted…for those familiar with the movie Up…I am Dug – “Squirrel!”  In those very rare moments where I seem to have been forced to settle in and be still (Psalm 46:10) I am very thankful that God speaks to me (prayer, music, creation and most of all His Word).  I’ll admit that I …

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NOT “Goodbye”

The object of the Christian faith is the glory of GOD (Isaiah 43:6-7). That means absolutely nothing to an unbelieving world. I’m writing this the day after the largest mass shooting in the history of Texas and as of now the death toll stands at 26 lives that were taken…in a church. Predictably there is …

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Soldier’s lament

  [Takes helmet off, drops shield and falls down on ground] Oh man-oh-man…where to start…warning – this is scattered. Sorry. I’m trying to work things out in life (Phil 2:12) and I just keep coming back to this overwhelming feeling of regret and sense of having failed on so many fronts (Rom 7:15). First and …

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Empty cup…empty tomb

I live for Easter…and because of it. Every year this season becomes more and more precious to me for what it represents. If you’ve visited here before you know that we’re big Ray Vanderlaan fans (RVL). We were blessed by an incredible message he delivered on the 5th cup (God’s wrath) as we prepare to …

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