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Encouraging Words

Have you ever doubted yourself as God’s servant?  Am I being faithful?  Are my efforts worthwhile?  Does anyone care?  I’ve certainly had doubts and fears along the way with the efforts that Heather and I have been making to build up marriages and all relationships in God’s way.  I keep telling myself that my doubts are just Satan trying to stop something that he knows is really good.  But, the doubts still arise....

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Godly Desire in Marriage

I enjoy reading the “Meyer Minute,” a blog by Rev. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.  His blog for Feb. 11, 2015 is a great follow-up to my last blog entry.  I’m including it below for your benefit.  Let’s hear it for godly desire in marriage … as opposed to the shallow desires of the flesh that bring so much pain to so many.  Happy Valentine’s Day!   The Meyer Minute –...

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NO Shades of Grey

NO Shades of Grey

The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” topped the best-seller list.  Now, the movie by the same name, is set for release on Feb. 13, just in time for Valentines Day.  Even “upstanding” couples are taking interest in this movie as they’ve heard it will stimulate a more exciting sex life.  Unfortunately, the means to such excitement is to delve into some not so upstanding realms such as sadism, masochism and other...

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Honoring Dad

What’s the best way to honor a parent?  Pay back all the money you “borrowed” over the years?  Engrave a special tribute on a paver brick?  Give a gift to a favorite charity in his name?  All of these might be appropriate.   But, I took advantage of the opportunity God gave me yesterday.  I was invited to share the principles of Life in God’s Way with a group of pastors and other church workers in Nebraska.  ...

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What’s God Blessing?

So often I get an idea in my head and I just KNOW it’s the right thing. But, for some reason, things just don’t go the way I want them to. Then I might resort to praying for a while. Surely God will make it work out the way I want. No go. That’s not the way it works when it comes to life in God’s way. I need to start in a different place. I can’t start by asking God to bless what I want to do (putting ME on top). I need to start by...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview