Posts Tagged "character"

Hannah’s Reflections on Turning Sixteen

This week, it’s my pleasure to hand this space over to my newly-turned-16-year-old daughter, Hannah.  She has some very insightful thoughts as she now sits on this side of her birthday.  Perhaps they’ll bless you … WHATEVER your age. Blessed in HIS Way, Pastor Biermann I’ve been thinking allot lately. I’ve been thinking about what it would be like when I turned sixteen; how I would feel, if I would act...

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Motherhood

Mothers Open Their Hearts Eagerly Receiving HIS Overflowing Of Delight   Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV) Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree     planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,     and its...

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Giving Jesus a Bad Name

This week I was struck by several examples of boys acting badly.  I’m not talking about little children who have an excuse.  I’m talking about married men who are choosing to act like little boys.  They’re refusing to uphold the commitment they made when they married.  Instead, they want to behave like selfish little boys.  What frustrates me so much is the way this hurts EVERYONE!  It hurts their wives who are denied the...

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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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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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Life in God’s Way

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