The thing that’s lower than your ‘low’

Have you ever done the limbo and tried to see how low you can go? During junior high roller skating outings my friends and I used to limbo on roller skates, testing our coordination and risking injury as we contorted our way below the ever-lowering limbo bar. How about in life? Have painful life circumstances […]

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Love, not answers

I am a “fixer” are you? My nature in nearly every situation is to try to help people “fix” whatever problem they’re facing. Perhaps it’s because I’m a dad or a pastor, or it might be from all of my years coaching various sports teams. Regardless of its origin, it is part of my nature […]

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Will you be my Valentine?

Do you remember asking the question, often with an accompanying small, awkwardly sized card and a box of tasteless, sugar hearts? “Will you be my Valentine?” It’s a pretty vulnerable question to ask when you are in grade school and your heart is on your sleeve (I still remember the 4th grade when Dalene Whitney […]

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Poised

Are you a poised individual? Would anyone use the word poise to describe your mien and air, your manner and your bearing? Poise is a word that refers to elegance and grace in a person’s carriage. It is the state of composure that allows one to remain centered and upright in any given situation. Older […]

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Triple-kept by triune love

Shade, shelter, stronghold…buckler, shield, and bulwark. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are triple protected by triune love. I think you will love the following sentences from a Celtic devotional that I have recently been pondering: “God the Father is the shield beneath which we hide our fragile souls. He comes both generous […]

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