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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A Prayer

T.G.I.M.  Thank God It’s Monday because: Mondays Matter A Prayer A minister was attending a men’s breakfast.  He asked one of the older farmers there to pray the prayer that morning.  The farmer began, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.” The pastor opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going.  Then the farmer said,…

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What, Where, Why?

What?  Where?  When? Why? What is the meaning of life?  Where am I going?  When will it all make sense?  Why am I here?  These are the questions that have preoccupied the great thinkers and philosophers of the ages as well as millions of other people. I had a professor in graduate school who would…

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