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Build me up

I tell my kids that people are like building blocks. Our words can build them up or knock them down. When conversations with a…

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Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

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Let there be lights

A few years back, our family took a tour through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. At one point in a deep, open part of the…

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Bless others!

Did you know that you can bless other people? Look at this extravagant blessing that the writer of Psalm 20 extends to another person. …

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No greater love

The heart-wrenching attack on Ukraine by Russia is a clear demonstration of the worst of humanity. Yet amidst the destructive cruelty we’ve seen play…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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My temper

I can sure tell when other people are losing their tempers. I hear the pitch of their voices rise. I note the sharpness of…