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genesis 24: what matters

As he neared the end of his life, there were two things that Abraham knew for sure:  First, Isaac could not go back. The faithfulness of God would move Isaac forward to the promised land, not back to a former homeland. {The faithfulness of God will move you forward, toward promised land, not back to… Continue reading genesis 24: what matters

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marriage is subtraction

I was thinking about marriage the other day, as I was getting ready for work. It took a hot minute for me to realize God was present, directing the entire conversation I was having with myself.  I pondered my young, selfish view of marriage so many years ago, and then how many people I see… Continue reading marriage is subtraction

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the writing in the dust

Twenty-two years and seven months ago I surrendered my life to Christ. I was an emotional wreck, my marriage was a mess, I had a 3 year old daughter and was 9 months pregnant with my son. I was in crisis and, for the next twenty years or so, I remained in crisis. My marriage… Continue reading the writing in the dust

In the Word, Marriage

next time, i’ll just go ahead and die

It happened again. I lived when I should have died. And the livin' got ugly, let me tell you. Everything I've learned about marriage ran screaming from the room. Ok, maybe that was me running and screaming. Either way, I am still suffering the repercussions of a dynamic marital explosion between two people who should… Continue reading next time, i’ll just go ahead and die

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what did i expect?

Blind people see. Lame people walk. The unclean are now clean. Deaf people hear. Dead people are now alive. And the lost are being found. Blessed is the one who doesn't walk away because he was expecting something else. That was Jesus' answer to John the Baptist's inquiry from prison:  "Are you the one who… Continue reading what did i expect?