Archives: July 2014

THE FINAL JOURNEY HOME

July 17, 2014 - Serious Struggles

I posted this in my journal six years ago today, July 17th, 2008 at 10:53pm.   The night was fairly quiet with several urgent pain injections to get through.

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WHAT ARE CHRISTIAN RIGHTS?

July 16, 2014 - Radical Hope

Gwen and I had planned a trip for months. It was a dream vacation to Maui, something we had hoped to do for years. The morning we were to leave for the airport, our alarm didn’t go off and...

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PERSEVERANCE

July 15, 2014 - Radical Hope

Perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds is the mark of a man of success. Perseverance without guilt is the mark of a man of integrity. Perseverance without fear is the mark of a man of God. 

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THE DEADLY SUMMER PREDATOR OF OUR CHILDREN

July 14, 2014 - Eminent Dangers, Parenting

I am reposting this blog because it is extremely important, lifesaving information. It doesn’t seem like it should be a problem this time of year, but it is. Summertime fills our medical offices with sports injuries, weekend warrior wounds,...

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THE MEANING OF LIFE

July 11, 2014 - Global Impact

Most people equate the term, Medical Missions with organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Samaritan’s Purse, and other groups dedicated to alleviating suffering in poverty-stricken third world countries. And although countless individuals devote their lives to making the world a better place...

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THE REWARD COMES FROM GOD

July 10, 2014 - God

There are many volunteers when the work is fun or the payoff exciting. But when seeds are sown without witnessing the harvest, it is a greater deed, for the reward comes directly from God. 

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THE SECRET TO GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN

July 9, 2014 - God

Several times the little guy tried to climb the hill, but just couldn’t seem to make it. Mom stood close by, and even though she could easily have pushed her baby elephant up the slope, she seemed to be...

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WHEN IT’S HARD TO MOVE ON

July 8, 2014 - God

There are times when it’s hard to move on. You may be the strongest Christian with faith that others admire. Perhaps you’re the person they trust, or follow, or love. But in the midst of it, a mountain looms...

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THE CHURCH DOESN’T NEED MILLENNIALS — MILLENNIALS NEED THE CHURCH

July 7, 2014 - God

We know that millennials are leaving the Church, but there is something more important about which to be concerned. First let me say that some of the most incredible, God-fearing people I know are millennials, including my children and...

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HOW TO BUILD A THRIVING MARRIAGE FROM A WASTELAND

July 4, 2014 - Marriage

My father once said that kindness was the most important trait missing in marriages that fail. At first, I thought he might be off base—it would have been the first time. Then I discovered something I never expected. Kindness...

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