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Terms and conditions no longer apply

A while back I bought airplane tickets to speak at an event later this spring. I would fly in one day, speak that evening…

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Listen to Jesus’ voice

Last summer my wife and I adopted a puppy named Huckleberry. Since bringing her home, the one thing that’s stood out to me the…

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The only filter you need

On Facebook, one of my friends shared one of the best quotes I’ve ever seen attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Don’t believe everything you read…

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No longer stinky

My son is 18 months old, and while I love him dearly and he can be painfully adorable sometimes, other times—he drives me a…

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Away . . . to be near

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head; The stars in the sky look…

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Jesus’ love makes life sweet

Have you ever tried to make a cake with small children? While it’s fun, it’s also a messy endeavor, and there’s no guaranteeing your…

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Naked & no shame

It is the kind of verse that makes children snicker. Or it makes groomsmen giggle. Maturity doesn’t always accompany age. “Adam and his wife…

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Wanted: Dead (to be made alive)

There was a baptism at our church recently. Cute little girl in a fancy little dress. She had a bow in her hair. She…

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A hole and the whole

Recently, our 16-year-old son got his first phone. (Yes, we lean slightly toward the old-school way of life. . . . We also still…

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Let’s make heaven crowded!

Recently, every member of my family got sick. It was an awful, helpless feeling watching my kids burning with fevers and coughing so hard…

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Uncertain certainty

I dragged my feet about jumping on to the listening-to-podcasts bandwagon. (That’s an understatement.) Friends convinced me to check some out, and while I’m…

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Our forever home

The word home has got to be one of the most emotionally charged words in the English language, especially around the holidays. It is…