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Launching Your Children Out Into the World

Launching Your Children Out Into the World

By on April 28, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” […]

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Why Mothers Are So Important

Why Mothers Are So Important

Being a mother is both demanding and rewarding—it is equivalent to a professional pursuit.[1] Molding minds, healing spirits, nurturing bodies, and developing potential—this job can be amazingly productive and overwhelmingly rewarding. The results of competent mothering will be passed from generation to generation! For a mother, rearing her children is her mission, life’s work, the […]

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The Gospel, God’s Presence, and Your Kitchen Table

The Gospel, God’s Presence, and Your Kitchen Table

By on April 19, 2016 in Theology with 1 Comment

Have you ever conducted a biblical search on the word table? The first time the word table is used in the Bible is in Exodus 25. In this chapter, God gave Moses very detailed instructions about how the tabernacle was to be designed and furnished. After providing Moses with the blueprint for the ark of […]

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The Parable of the Lifesaving Station

By on April 14, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: The following story is from The Presbyterian Journal in 1941. I first heard this poignant parable in a chapel service here at Southwestern by Dr. Bailey Smith entitled, “5 Things in Hell Every Church Needs.” (Click here to listen.) It is a striking and convicting picture of so many churches in America today. I […]

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“490 Times? You Must Be Kidding!”

“490 Times? You Must Be Kidding!”

By on April 12, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Aunt Joan isn’t attending the family reunion this summer because, last year, she was offended by a remark John made about her “famous deviled eggs.”   After moving to her son-in-law and daughter’s home and funding the construction of her own granny flat, Ellen moved out four years later.  The root cause of both scenarios? […]

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Checking the Motivation of Our Hearts

Checking the Motivation of Our Hearts

By on April 7, 2016 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

Colossians 3:23-24 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”   My husband and I want our kids to learn at an early age to do their very best […]

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He Is Our Peace

By on April 5, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

The fundamental blessing of salvation is peace. From it flows all God’s richer blessings of love, joy and glory. It is not only the foundation-stone of the Christian life, ‘the peace of God, which passes all understanding’ (Phil 4:7), but also the top stone, ‘the peace of God [which] rules in our hearts’ (Col. 3:15 […]

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Adultery, Divorce, and The Believer

Adultery, Divorce, and The Believer

By on March 31, 2016 in Marriage with 3 Comments

She sat in my office and tearfully told me she was leaving seminary to go fight for her marriage. This promising student, let’s call her Shari, had discovered her husband was the epitome of unfaithfulness. The details are not important other than to say it involved adultery, deceit, an unplanned pregnancy, and a wounding that […]

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Courage and Conviction: Anne Askew

By on March 29, 2016 in Faith with 0 Comments

The life and court of King Henry VIII is a great source for novels and movies.  The stories, plots, and intrigues surrounding Henry’s six wives are more than a novelist would dare to invent, showing history is indeed more fascinating than fiction.  Though ignored by the film and novelistic depiction of Henry VIII’s court, some […]

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“How did Mother Teresa go about loving her neighbors, and why did she love them so richly?”

By on March 24, 2016 in Ministry with 1 Comment

When I was invited to be the speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., in 2012, I immediately thought of Mother Teresa, whose speech there in 1994 was the only one many people seemed to remember. It wasn’t until I had to write my own speech that I watched hers online. Mother Teresa […]

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