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Things That Strengthened our Marriage – An Open Heart

Today I walked inside a little church in a tiny town in Tennessee.   I served there in the fall of 1977, almost forty years ago.  I reminisced about precious people I met there. One special place was outdoors where I … Continue reading

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Mistakes I Made in My Marriage – Parsing Her Words

Years ago I was driving through Chattanooga, Tennessee listening to one of my favorite preachers, Adrian Rogers.   He was telling a story about him and his wife when they had a disagreement. In the middle of their “discussion” Joyce, his … 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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Complaining Church Members

As a boy that grew up attending church services regularly the area that hurt me the most was hearing harsh comments directed at our pastor in business meetings.   It didn’t happen every time, but it did occur too often. I … Continue reading

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Bitterness, a Prelude to other Troubles

Have you ever sat in a restaurant while waiting for your meal and taken note of those around you?    I’m especially fascinated by the dynamic of couples and how they tend to change as they grow older.   You see it … Continue reading

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The Power of a Personal Greeting

When I was fourteen years old we had a guest speaker at our church for a youth banquet.  I met him before the event and we talked briefly.   He was very friendly and gracious.   After it was over I told … 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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