Where Do You Sit?

Earlier this week I had the privilege of being interviewed by a radio station in Ohio.  As we discussed the challenges of marriage, we began to explore the details of relationships that have “gone cold.”  These may be couples who have not given needed attention to their relationship, resulting in a staleness or complacency.  On…

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Do You Have Earworms?

“That’s it!  I knew it.  My kids had ear infections or lice or something last week and I think they somehow gave it to my wife, and now I’ve got it!  I should have known!”  No, no, no.  This is not some kind of creepy crawling thing in your ear (even though it does sort…

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What Are You Feeding?

You come in from work exhausted to the smell of freshly baked bread.  Following the scent, you head for the kitchen but along with way you trip over a toy carelessly left in your path.  Immediately your blood begins to boil.  Arriving in the kitchen you find your spouse who is baking the bread along…

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The Best is Yet to Come!

It is your child’s birthday.  You have purchased a new bike that he has been talking and dreaming about non-stop.  But first you bring out his favorite cake with candles lit and ready for him to blow out.  He proclaims, “I love this kind of cake.  Thank you.  This is great!”  You respond with, “You’re…

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What’s the Value?

I learned an important lesson last week. We were cleaning out some things from our downstairs and had put in a pick-up call to Goodwill. As my wife was giving them a list regarding any larger items, which included two TVs, she discovered that they don’t accept TVs anymore. She assured them that they are…

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Is it Worth Clutching?

There is a tribe in South America that has discovered a creative way to catch monkeys. Taking a large gourd with a long narrow neck, they put fruit inside it and place it in an area frequented by monkeys.  When a monkey smells the fruit, they instinctively go the gourd, look inside and, seeing the…

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Foundations – Part Nine – Renew

I once read about a women’s conference where the speaker asked the women, “How many of you love your husband?”  Every one raised their hands.  Then she asked, “When the last time was that they had told your husband that they loved him?”  Some responded, “this morning,” others – “last week,” and still others –…

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