The Person My Dog Thinks I am

May 16, 2017 - Miscellaneous

I saw a bumper sticker that had the words of the title of today’s blog, and immediately identified with it. If you have a dog, you know it’s true. No matter what, our dogs love to be near us,...

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God’s Road

February 20, 2017 - Global Impact, God

An old Irish proverb states, “It is a long road that has no turning.” I am not a huge fan of most Irish proverbs since they often have to do with drinking, but this one embodies a truth we have...

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The Secret of Being a Good Dad

January 10, 2017 - Miscellaneous, Parenting

As men, we make decisions every day that affect our family’s wellbeing. Child rearing can be a daunting task. Balancing work with family, romance, and support of the kid’s various events without borrowing time from another day is a...

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Your Best Life Now Has Nothing To Do With Joel Osteen

December 29, 2016 - God

Sometimes denial is easier than reality. The first Christmas after Gwen’s death I recall telling friends and family that I was fine whenever they asked how I was doing. Then I’d offer a reassuring smile. I even told myself...

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The Person My Dog Thinks I Am

December 27, 2016 - God

We’ve all heard the saying, “God, help me be the person my dog thinks I am,” and immediately identified with it. If you have a dog, you know it’s true. No matter what, they love to be near us,...

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Christmas During Difficult Times

November 30, 2016 - Marriage, Romance, Serious Struggles

I want everyone to believe that I have it together—we all do, don’t we? That’s important to most of us—for others to see us as strong and courageous in every situation? The problem is that those who see us...

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Is God Calling?

October 28, 2016 - Global Impact

The countryside is beautiful. The rolling hills and deep valleys shadowed by a lush green mountain range seem to go on forever. It is a picture of paradise—a Garden of Eden, but there’s something missing in this backdrop of...

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How Do We Make A Difference?

October 23, 2016 - Global Impact

As I sit in this airport on the way home, I can’t help but ask the question: If the simple life in America means we live with less—what does it mean for them? Living with less where we have been for...

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Tremble For Our Country

September 29, 2016 - Miscellaneous

Do you tremble for your country? The world has always been full of unrest, at least somewhere. But with the Middle East heating up, nuclear weapons being made where the situation is hostile and volatile, terrorism erupting in every...

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What To Do About Africa

September 27, 2016 - Global Impact

As we left Sudan, our hearts were heavy—not for us, but for the people, for the friends we’d made–the friends we were leaving. Living there even for a week had been harsh and extremely difficult, but we left families...

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