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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The Joy of Repentance

The Joy of Repentance

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I hope that there are very few of you who will ever see me right after I have committed a huge error. Whether I make them knowingly or by mistake, my errors inspire extreme defensiveness about the whole situation. It’s the way my mind works. I generate reasons that the action was not (solely) my fault. There were extenuating circumstances…

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The Love Fail Part II

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So how should I respond to Paul’s “love fail”? And how should I deal with Liz’s disappointment?   Liz: While a more sanctified person would gently smile and think “well, it is the thought that counts” I found that much harder to do while staring at a grease-stained dress. But realistically speaking, this type of situation will happen often within a…

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