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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Why My Teenagers Don’t Date (until they are at LEAST 18)

I was listening to a Christian radio program while I drove. The speaker was talking about the importance of keeping communication open with our kids, and encouraging them to ask question to help them traverse the field of dating. Sounds good, right? Until the example he used was one involving the typical 13 year old […]

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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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Thanking You for Your Prayers and a Praise Update

Two years ago in August, I wrote a post called “The Measure of a Good Father,” where I shared how we can’t use our earthly fathers to anticipate the goodness of God, but rather, God himself is the measure for what a good father is. I shared about the rift in my relationship with my […]

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Camping on Goodness; Praising Before Breakthrough

Where has God led you this past week? He led me to sit with an old friend. Separated by different seasons of life, we hadn’t visited for too long. I stopped to say hi and thought I’d only be a minute. Instead I was at least an hour, sitting in her living room, taking time […]

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