Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Importance of Patience

If we knew how important patience is we would be much more proactive in confronting impatience in our lives.   When we are impatient we are unloving (I Corinthians 13:4).   There are two motivating reasons why patience is important.  First, it … Continue reading

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Cultivating Patience

Since patience is the first characteristic of love, how is it cultivated in one’s life?   Most people think it is the result of self-will and sheer determination.   However, patience is not natural, but supernatural.  It is something that God has … Continue reading

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Patience is a Possibility

The first characteristic of genuine love is practical, but it is also convicting.    The Bible says that “charity suffereth long…”   (I Corinthians 13:4).   Love is patient.   To put it negatively, love is not impatient.  Where can we learn to love … Continue reading

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Love is Patient

I often heard older couples say that when they got married they didn’t understand love and as they have grown older that they understood more fully what it meant to love each other.   I would agree with them.    Paula and … Continue reading

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When Someone You Love Finally Comes Home

I love stories and movies with good endings.    The parable (short story) that Jesus gave about a son leaving and returning home has both a warm, happy ending and one that is sad (Luke 15:11-32). When the rebellious son finally … Continue reading

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How to Return Home to People You Have Hurt

When returning to a relationship that has been hurt by your sin it is crucial that you do so in a correct manner.    There is much more to it than just saying, “I’m sorry” to those you have disappointed and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always Easy Coming Home

What is the major reason people cannot go home and enjoy time with their family  during special occasions?   One of the major causes is that of unresolved conflicts.   They can last a lifetime and they don’t just disappear with … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again

It is often said – “You can’t go home again”.    The idea is that things will never be the same at the old home place again.   Therefore, it is futile to try and replicate things as you remember them when … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Marriage

My parents were married on December 6, 1956.   We had a reception for them to honor them to honor them on their 50th wedding anniversary in December, 2006.   I’m so glad we were able to do it because my Dad … Continue reading

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Training Your Children

Parenting is a lot of work.   It is not the responsibility of the church, the government or the school to raise our kids.   We can delegate portions of our tasks, but we cannot delegate the responsibility of it to anyone. … Continue reading

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