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Keeping Bridezilla at Bay: Successful Wedding Planning with Your Daughter
Summer is fast approaching and my daughter—my beautiful, kind, generous, outgoing daughter—will soon become a Mrs. She met her beloved at the college youth group at church. He’s not exactly what her father and I had pictured for her.You know … Continue reading
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Generosity: The best of God’s spiritual fruit all rolled into one!
Generosity. The epitomy of godly character. It is, at once, love, kindness, faithfulness and selflessness—a spring bouquet of spiritual fruit. Generosity comes in many forms. For instance, there is the act of giving one’s time to help another human being … Continue reading
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Faith: What is it and How do I Obtain it?
I’ve ridden this spaceship called earth for quite a few rotations around the sun. (How did you like that colorful tactic for not telling you how old I am?) In that time, I’ve experienced great loss, family health crises, divorce, … Continue reading
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Devotion to God: What Does it Look Like?
Back in the 1970’s, Olivia Newton John sang a song called, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”. It was a song about the depths of devotion someone had for their love interest, even after their love had been spurned. Most of you … Continue reading
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Dealing with Discord in Your Extended Family
Family—can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. Living peacefully in a family without experiencing any drama, disagreement or discord is nearly impossible. Instead, just when you think things are moving along smoothly, an issue crops up with a family … Continue reading