A “Poor” Excuse for a Budget

A “Poor” Excuse for a Budget

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It’s Friday! So it is time for a marriage situation post. As always, Liz’s comments will be normal and Paul’s will be bolded.    Raise your hand if you and your spouse have ever disagreed over something financially related.  Raise your hand if you have ever read a finance book together. Raise your hand if you have ever tried to create…

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Being Heavenly Minded Does Us Earthly Good

Being Heavenly Minded Does Us Earthly Good

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Scripture is interestingly vague regarding what “being in heaven” will specifically entail. A cursory reading of the salient passages paints a brilliantly poetic (i.e. somewhat ambiguous, inexplicable, and metaphorical) picture. We will live for eternity in a city built by God’s own hand where sin, pain, and darkness are absent (Rev 22:1-5, Rev 21:4, I Cor 2:8-9) . Our bodies…

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Living by the Books II

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Liz and I wrote this together – just so you don’t give the post a cursory glance and assume that because you don’t see any bolded text that I was a bum all day and let Liz do the heavy lifting : )   So, the purpose of our post wasn’t to disparage marriage books. Please, don’t go and gather…

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Living by the Books

Living by the Books

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Tonight we are posting a situation that we faced early in our marriage. As usual, my comments will be normal and Paul’s will be bolded.   Prepping for marriage (Paul): I’m a researcher. You give me a problem and I’ll get to the bottom of it. I’ll present the problem, provide the solution, quote my sources to you and then…

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Give them Grace (2)

Give them Grace (2)

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Good morning! [Ok, so I realize it is 8:30 at night, but I did have every intention of posting this earlier! What can I say – I have two toddlers. Sometimes I wonder whether I should even make plans for my day : ) ] I am up to chapter four today in the book “Give Them Grace.” Here are the…

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Truth Not For Sale (Prov 23:23)

Truth Not For Sale (Prov 23:23)

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Two years ago (seriously), my pastor preached a mother’s day message that was really convicting. I was initially roused out of my “this-probably-isn’t-for-me-since-I’m-a-father” stupor when Pastor Tim went to Proverbs 23. Suddenly the message turned out to be for me and it’s been rattling around my life for the past two years. Here is the passage and some meditations: Proverbs…

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Living the Dream II

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Thank you for your patience. Hopefully this answer to our “Living the Dream” post will be encouraging to you! As always my comments will be bolded and Liz’s will be normal.   As a husband, God has given me the responsibility to provide for and protect her spiritually and physically so that God will be glorified. As a leader, my role…

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Give Them Grace

Give Them Grace

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I am re-reading a few of my favorite parenting books this fall. Sometimes the road through motherhood becomes a little foggy to me, and I take those times as an indication that I need to re-focus.  To make sure that I am heading in the biblical direction. Anyhow, I thought that as I read I would share some of the…

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Ahem…

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Dear Friends, So perhaps you’ve noticed that we neglected to put up a post this past Saturday. One of the things Liz and I have learned over our marriage is that God can change even the best of plans—even those meant to honor him. So when we got the opportunity on Friday to go out for free (yay for friends…

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

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It’s the end of the week and time for a “marriage situation” post.  We’ll post the situation today and its biblical solution tomorrow. As always  my comments will be normal shading and Paul’s will be bolded.   Liz was about to celebrate her first birthday since our wedding. Naturally, I felt the pressure to buy a truly astounding gift. Not astounding…

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