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Let me do it.

I have been dealing with some health issues with my youngest child lately. I hate when my children suffer. As we work our way through doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, referrals, and tests, I have thought about why this is so … Continue reading

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See no evil?

We love free will when it means that we can do anything we want. Don’t we hate it when it means that we have to suffer the consequences when we or someone else choose the wrong thing? It’s the perennial … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

  I’ve been thinking about the Holy Spirit recently. We have a picture of God as Father, and one of Jesus as Son and Savior, but the Holy Spirit doesn’t get a lot of press outside of looking like a … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Any parent knows that sacrifices are an almost daily event as you raise your children. You sacrifice sleep as your little one crawls into your bed with a nightmare. You sacrifice that book you were going to read when your … Continue reading

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Give me your only, beloved son

  Jesse Tree Day 5: The story of the sacrifice of Isaac is a challenge for many people. It is hard to reconcile a God who would demand child-sacrifice with the God of love that we hear about in church. We … Continue reading

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School Days

May my instruction soak in like the rain, and my discourse permeate like the dew, like a downpour upon the grass, like a shower upon the crops (Deuteronomy 32:2) I always loved the first day of school. Beginnings are a … Continue reading

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Life Changes

When you have a baby, your life changes dramatically. Sleep is never the same, going to a movie is a rarity, and dinner becomes a sport. Before you have children, you wonder why someone would willingly go into that mess, … Continue reading

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Older Siblings

I think all older siblings have a strong understanding of justice. So, I always have to laugh at the story of the Prodigal Son, which we heard this weekend. All the older siblings just hate this one, and side with … Continue reading

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Choices

As a parent, you learn that you can’t give a broad choice when you need your child to do something. If you have to go to the store, you ask something like, “Do you want to go to the store … Continue reading

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Prepare a Dwelling Place

This season is spent preparing for the arrival of a baby. We set up the manger, we empathize with Mary riding a donkey when she’s nine months pregnant, and wonder with her what all this could mean. But, last week, … Continue reading

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