My New Years Wish: A Heart Like That

The fruit of her commitment to a relationship with God was strikingly evident. Almost overnight, the child who used to bolt and run in stores, tantrum wherever, and was full of sass turned into an easy, conscientious child who exhibited an uncanny measure of self-control and is a hard worker. Choices that had previously been driven by self-will were replaced by choices directed by God’s will. That is what happens when God removes our hard hearts and gives us His heart.

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Gaining Ground: The Post I Didn’t Want to Publish

This topic has been burdening my heart for some time. I wrote this post, but then put it aside thinking that it may be too harsh and I’m “preaching to the choir.” Yet, in the midst of my decision to put this idea down, I seem to have lost my writing creativity. And everywhere I […]

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They Won’t Remember Me

I pray for them now… our generations. I observe the godlessness in our culture, and listen to missionaries in communist countries tell how the church is persecuted while our own America is coveted by socialists in blue, and I ask God to keep us all diligent to teach every generation the faithfulness of God and […]

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Armor Up, Ephesians 6:10-20

I once had a dream about a whole bunch of foam bullet balls all huddled inside a sheep pen. I heard the Lord say that some Christians need to “armor up.” It was a strange image to see these little bullets, penned like sheep, but my sons have a set of these air guns, and […]

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God’s Pattern for Parenting; Ephesians 6:1-4

I think of cutting sugar cookies. “See,” I tell my kids, “this is how. Copy me. Roll the dough like this. Just use some firm pressure to cut through the dough, and then scoop the shapes onto the pan.” I try not to make more work than necessary. I cut the cookies close to each […]

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