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We Can Work It Out

In an April 13, 2015 post by Shaunti Feldhahn on the Family Life Marriage Memo blog, she shared a wonderful insight she received from a man attending one of her lectures.  She said he gave her 2 sentences that summarized everything she had to say that day … There are two types of couples in this world. Those who want to work everything out before they commit, and those who want to commit to working everything out.   These are profoundly...

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Timeless Words from Screwtape

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis is filled with profound wisdom.  I first read it long ago and just listened to it again this week while on a family outing.  The book is written as a collection of fictitious letters from a chief demon by the name of Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood.  Wormwood is seeking advice on how to guide his human “patient” down a path that will end in the destruction of hell.  I was struck by the...

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Freedom of Religion

Jesus rose from the dead to set us free from sin, death and hell.  Our freedom is a DONE DEAL!  It’s guaranteed by what Jesus did.  It’s ours by the work of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and God’s Word.  We ARE free … forever! There’s a lot of concern in our nation about legislation that either limit’s or ensures the freedom of religion.  Many Christians are very worried about where things are headed. I say,...

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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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Life in God’s Way

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