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Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?

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Blessing # 7—Teaching Us to Love Church

Can you imagine this isolation without modern advances in technology? This week, I watched the livestream of our church’s worship service, complete with multiple…

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Blessing #3—Teaching Us Family Discipleship

Until the coronavirus hit, I couldn’t recall a time that my family ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together for an entire week. Neither could…

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Speak God’s truth no matter what

Our world is a mess. People are born disconnected from their Maker. They are ignorant of the Savior, Jesus Christ. And until they come…

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Appreciate your workers

Company managers will often say things like, “Our employees are our greatest assets,” but the rank and file don’t always feel the love. An…

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I feel so lonely

The logo for a nonprofit agency that advocates for children with autism is a puzzle piece. It’s a quiet and sweet way to promote…

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Bless the next generation

“He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation…

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Make a difference

On September 25, 2000, Kevin Hines paced the Golden Gate Bridge, ready to kill himself but hoping for something else. “I said to myself,…

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Leaders take care of God’s house

You can tell a lot about a congregation by the appearance of its property. Mown grass, trimmed shrubbery, immaculate rest rooms, and an adequate…

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Expressing love

Our lasting impression of love is formed by our earliest experiences at home. Home is where we discover a thing called love and how…

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Love stinks

Love stinks. No kidding; it really does. Victorian sweethearts worked this to their advantage. A love-struck lad would peel an apple and cup it…

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Making friends

I still think friending people best occurs in the wide open spaces of the here and now. I know people can start relationships online….

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God help me assume the best and speak no ill

“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…