A Love Given, not Earned

A Love Given, not Earned

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My life has felt hectic the last few weeks. Flu, strep, and a tummy bug have all made their slow, painful way through our little family of five. I’ve been coping with the discomforts of early pregnancy (16 weeks, woot!). My sister’s wedding is quickly approaching, and...
Image of God, Image of Adam – Which is it?

Image of God, Image of Adam – Which is it?

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Let me begin by putting two verses of Scripture next to each other: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (emphasis added) When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own...
Happy Old Year!

Happy Old Year!

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I’m a fan of New Year’s celebrations and resolutions.  One of my family’s favorite traditions is to use New Year’s Eve to look back and look forward.  The New Year is a great time to recalibrate rhythm, pace, and priorities of life.  But… How do we go beyond the...
The Biggest Story of All

The Biggest Story of All

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I love a good story.  It doesn’t even have to be told well, which explains why I can enjoy bad movies so long as they have a good story. It also helps if they have cool special effects.  Anyway, because I love good stories, I have thought a lot about what makes a good...
PSST…Mighty Warrior…

PSST…Mighty Warrior…

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During my most formative years from 5 – 15, I grew up in primarily rural settings.  With two older brothers, and a scad of other boys in the community, one of our favorite things to play was some form of war game.  Sometimes we would pretend we were soldiers in the...