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Chores for God’s children

Since my bride is a beautifully organized woman, she has created a color-coordinated chore chart for our children. Every morning our daughters see the…

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Ordinary isn’t bad

Nothing about me in high school screamed “popular.” I mean, you only have to look at pictures of my hair and ask about my…

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Dearly loved children

When the students of the area Christian high school in my city head out to their cars each afternoon, a Bible passage catches their…

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All believers have a priestly ministry

For a long time there has been some confusion around the word ministry. It is generally reserved to describe the job that pastors have….

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Preapproved

A short tour through my house reveals how carefree life is for me. Pretreated fabrics on my living room furniture resist stains without me…

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I don’t have to tell you to tell someone about Jesus

It scared children. It panicked parents. Other than the atomic bomb, it was the number-one fear of the time. Every summer, this stealer of…

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Life’s Challenges

Counterculture

When you talk to baby boomers about their high school and college days, they may get a dreamy look in their eyes as they…

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Today

“The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today” (Isaiah 38:19). Today you will take about 23,040 breaths, and you don’t even…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

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Rediscovering virtue

Virtue is having high moral standards. Like yeast, it can work its way into everything. Virtue is also elusive. Goodness isn’t picked like seashells…