If He Loves Me . . .

When life gets challenging, we all need understanding and support – especially from our spouse.  While we all agree with that, or at least we think we do, I would ask, “What are we talking about?”  You see when someone says “support” it is easy to think we all mean the same thing but oftentimes…

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What Does Spring Produce in You?

I recently read a quote, “Trust winter when the plant says nothing.”  While we probably don’t give our plants much thought in the winter, unless we are farmers, they are still there.  They may appear dead but concealed within them is the power for new life.  In the spring they will grow, produce, and blossom. …

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Are You an Idiot?

I love watching reruns of “Everybody Loves Raymond” in part because many of Ray and Debra’s interactions are so common to many marriages.  Ray has the propensity (as do many of us) to say and do ridiculous things, resulting in Debra often calling him an idiot.  Now while I don’t recommend calling your spouse an…

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Do Your Screens Have Purpose?

We frequently hear or read news reports indicating that too much screen time is bad for our kids as well as ourselves.  Therefore we may find ourselves nagging them, as well as chastising ourselves, to turn off the TV, quit starring at the phone, or shut down the computer.  And while too much time on…

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How to Get to Tomorrow

A few months ago my wife and I had the opportunity to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  The lyrics of one particular song towards the end of the show caught my attention.  The chorus said, “Sleep, don’t turn away.  You are the safest way into tomorrow.” Certainly after a hard day, sleep can be both welcoming as…

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Do You Protect Your Heart?

Normally when we think about protecting ourselves, especially our heart, we imagine that we are attempting to keep others from hurting us.  The idea of “protection” conjures up pictures of our being attacked or mistreated in some manner that cause us to erect defenses that will keep us safe.  And while those images are accurate,…

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Do You Know My Cousin?

While most of you would respond with, “No, I don’t know your cousin,” if you are fortunate, you know someone like her.  I wrote this about her in the dedication of my recent book, Diana “never ceases to amaze me with her determined faithfulness to overcome the challenging obstacles of this world in order to…

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