Love built this

There are two things happening in and through your life, whether you realize it or not: you are becoming what you love, and you are building what you love. It is an undeniable fact of life that we humans begin to resemble what we love. If we love kindness and honor and courage, we begin […]

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Room for a Blue Christmas

Now that we are deep into the holiday season, you have no doubt heard Elvis Presley crooning about a Blue Christmas more times than you can count. The song has become standard Christmas music fare, and Starbucks has been playing it for over a month now. It’s catchy and sexy, and it is also very […]

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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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Teachers, watch your words

“If you your lips would keep from slips, five things observe with care: Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, and how, and when, and where.” This clever little rhyme, along with myriads of other pithy statements, underscores the need for us to carefully guard the words that come out of our mouths. In […]

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