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Just four things

One of my favorite memes was based on a tweet from 2018: My 3yo said she wanted to be an astronaut, and I said…

Living My Faith

The victory is ours now

Friends of Jesus in every generation, the victory is ours right now. We don’t have to wait to be thrilled by the spectacular events…

Life’s Challenges

Someone hold my hand

This may not seem very manly, but sometimes I just need someone to hold my hand. I need affection. That’s what I love about…

Life’s Challenges

You’ve got a different view (Part 1)

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the window seat of an airplane. The woman in the middle seat has been looking out the…

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Kindness

It’s not so hard to be nice to the nice. It’s not so hard to dish back at people who give you guff. It’s…

Life’s Challenges

SLOPPY!

My light almost went out in first grade. For some reason, I never went to kindergarten. If you read Robert Fulghum’s poem “All I…

Living My Faith

Shut your mouth, holy man (or woman)!

I sort of wish I had someone there to stop me every time I start saying something unkind or unnecessary or in a scathing…

Friends & Family

Being human

When my youngest daughter was born, she came out crying. The doctor said, “It’s a girl!” but my daughter just cried at the sound…

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Living My Faith

More roots, more fruit

The other day I read an article called “Tree Roots: Facts & Fallacies.” (Sounds interesting, I know.) The author wrote, “If a large portion…

Living My Faith

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Life’s Challenges

Stop a quarrel before it starts

I bet you know how to accelerate a disagreement into a full-blown fight. I bet you know the buttons that you can push on…