Beans & Cornbread

“So Pa, what is your favorite meal of all time?” I asked my 82-year-old grandfather after his retirement party, trying to get him excited for his big trip south to live near all of us. “Funny you ask Darling,” he began as he cocked his head and focused past me with a gentle smile on … Continued

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Choose To Trust

“Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.” (2 Samuel 6:16) Here we see King David’s wife Michal giving every married person a great example of … Continued

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Don’t Focus on the Futile

1 Samuel 12:21 – “And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.” Samuel the priest was giving the Israelites poignant advice that we still need to this day – “make sure you don’t turn aside from following the Lord because if … Continued

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Come Apart

“When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida…”(Luke 9:10) After coming back from a wildly successful short-term missions trip Jesus encouraged His disciples to come apart and rest so that they could recharge their batteries. … Continued

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Oneness over Likeness

“You don’t think good of me!” I burst out into tears and felt them pour down my little face. How I remember that ancient moment so effortlessly yet have to work hard to keep my kid’s names straight, I can’t tell you! I couldn’t have been more than seven years old and I have no … Continued

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What’s Your Jericho?

The other day I was struck by two verses that have rocked my world. Read them both… Joshua 6:26 – “Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, ‘Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his youngest … Continued

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Pilate’s Wife

Pilate should have listened to his wife! God was speaking to Pilate but He delivered the message through his wife. God does the same today. When God wants to get to the heart of a man often times He’ll do it through the wife. Listen to her guys! God could have given Pilate the dream, … Continued

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The Power of a Smooch!

Our son Jake is an affectionate little guy. Physical touch is by far his top love language. Rarely a week goes by where we don’t hear Jake say at least once, “Dad, give mom a smooch!” When we do he just sits there and smiles. Seeing us be affectionate with each other seems to fill … Continued

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Look Up

As married couples it’s often difficult to keep our focus where it needs to be. When the stuff of life hits we’ve got to remember to keep our focus on God and not ourselves or our spouse. Focusing on “self” will cause you to react in one of two ways – you will end pridefully … Continued

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The Gift of Appreciation

I had a conversation with my mom on the phone a while back that really struck me. Dad was out on their back deck and I was sitting on our front porch, a distance of less than 50 yards between the two (yes, we’re neighbors and Jason is cool with it!). I could hear dad … Continued

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