Category Archives: Repentence

Things that Strengthened Our Marriage – Removing Pressure to Conform to My Schedule

When we had been married just over a year I learned a valuable lesson.   I was working at a church as a Youth Pastor and our home was about fifty yards away from the church.   Both of us were working … Continue reading

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Mistakes I Made in My Marriage – Being Slow to Initiate Reconciliation

I had ordered some material that was important to me and had waited for six weeks for it to arrive.    Finally it came in the mail and I placed it on the piano in the living room to go through … Continue reading

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Making Personal Changes for Your Family

In the first months after I was married I became irritated at Paula.    She was habitually late for appointments.   It centered around her getting ready; I had no idea how much of a process putting makeup on involved! Especially frustrating … Continue reading

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The Importance of Gratitude in Parenting

Last night after church I received a text message on my phone.   It was from my son-in-law, Bryan Webster.   A year ago he and Ashley moved to Houston to start his career as a firefighter.   We miss them terribly, but … Continue reading

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Love Says What is Right

When I was in Bible college I had a required course called homiletics.    The purpose of the class was to teach us how to prepare and deliver sermons.    Each semester every student in class had to preach to the class … Continue reading

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Focusing on My Needs Rather than Your Wrongs

A self-righteous person is not a loving person.   Yet, that is the normal attitude in all of our hearts apart from a work of God’s grace in us.    The place where we condemn others and excuse ourselves is in our … Continue reading

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Love isn’t Easily Offended

Most of the time when I speak at our church it is after special music by a soloist or a group.   Many years ago someone sang a song that I had never heard before.   I love music and it has … Continue reading

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Who Aggravates You?

I greatly enjoyed my years in college, but my third year (which was the last year I was in the dorm) was trying.   It wasn’t the classes, they were some of my best.   My challenge was a person.  We had … 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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