Archives: December 2011


December 30, 2011 - Serious Struggles

“Lord, whoever is in this service tonight that will discover cancer this year, I pray that you would show them your mercy, your grace, your compassion, and your touch on their lives. Be with them every step of the...

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Tornados Don’t Hit Trees

December 28, 2011 - Parenting

When my kids were little, I sometimes wondered how I would ever raise them. What would I do when the questions came up like, where does lightning come from? But I discovered that it was not really an issue...

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GPS To God

December 26, 2011 - Serious Struggles

More than once in my life I have wondered which direction I was travelling. I thought I had everything figured out, only to discover that God had other plans. What does that mean? Was I on the wrong path...

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Bad News?

December 22, 2011 - Serious Struggles

In an instant—life changes. It seems to make no sense and happens without warning. Whether it’s the loss of a husband, wife, or even a child, the reality cuts into us and our spirits crumble. For a moment our...

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What Motivates You?

December 21, 2011 - Radical Hope

It’s a fair question—one that we need to ask ourselves on a regular basis. Is it sports? Money? Travel? Career? Possessions? Don’t get me wrong—these are not bad things in themselves. In fact we are so blessed in this...

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Sitting With You Under Our Christmas Tree

December 18, 2011 - Miscellaneous

“I love sitting with you under our Christmas tree—it’s beautiful, Don. The model train and village look perfect. Thank you for doing that for me. I’m snuggled in my husband’s arms all warm and cozy, with only the glow...

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The Secret About Women—Part One

December 15, 2011 - Men Only

Gentlemen, I have a secret—I know what women want from us! Even though the question surrounding this has been asked for as long as anyone can remember, the truth is at hand. It is so simple, so basic—it defies...

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For Adults Only

December 13, 2011 - Marriage, Romance

On November 10th in my blog Love is … , I mentioned that there are ten things in marriage that are extremely important. I described the first one that day—Kindness. The next day, the blog Is Romance For Everyone?  looked...

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A Gorilla In The Closet?

December 6, 2011 - Miscellaneous

I feel the need to share something … rather strange. One night during Gwen’s illness, she turned to me and said, “Tell me—is there a Gorilla in your closet?” Now, she wasn’t delirious—she was trying to make me smile...

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Sheep … Or Goat?

December 5, 2011 - God

At face value (no pun intended) neither of those descriptions sounds great, but one actually is. We know from scripture that sheep are symbolic of those who faithfully follow Christ and trust Him. Even in Psalm 23, we are...

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