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Best Friends Encourage One Another

Recently one of my dearest friends stopped by the house to visit.    We talked for a while, mostly about nothing significant.   I was blessed and strengthened by our conversation.   It was especially meaningful because of my physical condition.   I have … Continue reading

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Affectionate Greetings

One of the most devastating days in my life was September 4, 1971.   About 8:45 a.m. that Saturday morning my grandfather died unexpectedly.    He was my namesake and we were very close.   I was only thirteen years old. When I … Continue reading

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A Sacred Greeting

I received a call from one of my sons today and he was laughing so hard he could hardly talk.    He had recalled one of my funny sayings from years earlier and the sole purpose of his call was just … Continue reading

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Growing a Close Family

I married someone that is the polar opposite of myself.   Paula is engaging, expressive and enjoys meeting people.   I am reserved, less expressive, and tend to pull away from crowds.  Neither personality is wrong; it’s the way God wired us.    … Continue reading

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Kindness is Seen in Forgiveness

A practical expression of kindness is forgiving those that have hurt you.   The Bible associates kindness and forgiveness. “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”.   (Ephesians 4:32) … Continue reading

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Kindness is Seen in Showing Compassion

Kindness is practiced relationally and personally.    It is focused on individuals.    The Bible says, “…be ye kind one to another…” (Ephesians 4:32)     This is why kindness is so powerful – it is something anyone can do for another person.    … Continue reading

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Serving One Another

Where does lasting positive change occur most frequently?   There are a lot of possible answers to the question (and it is an important question), but I want to weigh in with my own perspective: I believe the primary place of … Continue reading

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How to Have a Close Family

One day I was counseling a couple that were having problems in their marriage and with their children.   One of the struggles they were facing (which was actually a symptom rather than the cause) was that they were growing distant … Continue reading

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