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THUMBS UP for Holy Week

Throughout my adult life I’ve considered Holy Week to be my favorite week of the year.  Christmas was tops as a kid.  Food, fun, presents.  But, worldly distractions stole the delight the older I got.  Plus, the more I pondered the meaning of Christmas, the more the Spirit used it to point my eyes where Christmas was leading … to the cross.  In the week before Easter, we can practice proper prioritization by giving Jesus a bold...

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Voting for What’s RIGHT

The following appeared in an article in the Huffington Post yesterday, March 17th, 2015 … “The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A).  Following years of debate and introspection, America’s largest Presbyterian denomination has announced a change to its constitution that allows for a more inclusive definition of marriage.  Officially called...

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Last night my dear wife showed her love to me by joining me to watch an action thriller movie.  Even though it’s not her first choice for entertainment, she indulges me every now and then … out of love.  For that, I thank God. I also thank God for the hope he gives us on a daily basis.  The story line of the movie we watched involved a plot by a foreign power to take down the U.S. using a combination of a cyber financial attack...

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Big & Cheap Weddings

Dave Boehi of Family Life ministries had this to say in his March 2 Marriage Memo, “Here’s a paradox: Recent studies show that married couples who had weddings with a large number of guests are more likely to stay married.  At the same time, couples with expensive weddings are at a greater risk for divorce.”  SEE the full blog here. I certainly can support these finding based on experience.  Those couples that are more...

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Peru Mission Trip

Heather and I have been invited to share training on Life in God’s Way with couples in Peru, South America.  This trip stems from our trip to Panama earlier this year.  That trip was coordinated by Edilberto Mendez Mora, the director of Lutheran Hour Ministries (Cristo para Todas las Naciones) in Panama.  While there we led several seminars on marriage and all relationships in God’s way.  Our material was so well received that...

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Life in God’s Way

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