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Special Family Get Togethers

Last night I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner for my nephew and his soon-to-be-wife. I watched my sister, her husband, their twelve children along with dozens of their friends enjoying companionship, celebrating the wedding of a loved one and friend. … Continue reading

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Marriage Advice

Several years ago one of our pastors who teaches a Bible study for married couples asked me speak to them about some things I had learned in my marriage to Paula. (In June, 2016 we will be married for 37 … Continue reading

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Filters for Making Wise Choices

A farmer hired a man to work for him. He told him his first task would be to paint the barn and said it should take him about three days to complete. But the hired man was finished in one … Continue reading

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The Importance of Making Good Decisions

I was sitting in the stands behind the backstop watching my sons at baseball practice one Saturday morning and couldn’t help but notice a sad scene play out before me. There wasn’t much practice going on because the coach was … Continue reading

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Complaining

When I was a few weeks from my 40th birthday I began to reminisce about the influences on my life.   For some reason I got an idea to compile several lists of 40 items that had blessed and helped me … Continue reading

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Parenting that Leaves a Positive Influence

When I was a Youth Pastor in Virginia in the early 80’s I had two sharp young men in our ministry.   They were respectful, attentive, interested in spiritual matters, and were balanced in both academics and sports.   I was intrigued … Continue reading

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A Man and His Influence

One of the most important responsibilities I have as a pastor is pre-marital counseling.   It is time-consuming, but a task I take seriously.    Someone wisely said, “Most couples spend more time on the wedding than they do their marriage”.    When … Continue reading

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