Category Archives: Family

The Darkness Around Christmas

There is a Child within a manger Whose love can reach the smallest heart, From kings to shepherds, To everyone of us whose dreams have been torn apart. And he was born for all the children Who watch the snow and … Continue reading

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“I love you, Jody!”

How often have you heard God say that to you? How often does a father tell his child “I love you”? Once in a lifetime? Every year? Every month? Every week? Every day? [Jesus said,] “Is there anyone among you … Continue reading

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Will I stop missing you … in time? Will I stop seeing you in the distance … in time? Will time become more or less meaningful … in time? I guess time will tell. At first time had no meaning. … Continue reading

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Young Adults: The Church Owes Them More Than Pizza!

What does your fellowship group offer children and young adults? What do you as parents expect your fellowship to do? What does God expect you to do? I have been editing a book this week, Parent-Driven Discipleship by Michael Kennedy, … Continue reading

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One Solitary Life

Two weeks ago now, a man died. I had never met him personally. I had only met him in the pages of a book. I met him through a pastor of a small church in West Virginia. She took the … Continue reading

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South Carolina Horror: Let’s Make a Difference TODAY!

Like many people today, my heart is aching today for the families of nine people and a fellow church congregation in South Carolina. First let me say that the only media commentary that I have actually read or listened to … Continue reading

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Father’s Day – Get Through It or Celebrate

There have been years that Father’s Day was a difficult day for me to “celebrate,” as in planning a party and embracing it with much laughter and all good memories. I tried very hard when I became a mother to … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid to be a Disciple

How well God must like you – you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re … Continue reading

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Be Still AND Know

God is our refuge an strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam, Let the mountains tremble as … Continue reading

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“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus. No Turning Back.”

Then Jesus began to tell them that the Son of Man must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but three days later he … Continue reading

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