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Musings on Jesus and the Six Negative Emotions

As I was reading in Matthew this morning, as is so often the case, something new jumped out at me. In Chapter 14 we read the story of John the Baptist being beheaded. I’ve read it countless times but never … Continue reading

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Freed from the Law-Excerpt from Living Lessons on Intimacy With Christ

The new devotional is nearing completion. (Now published-here)  It’s going to have beautiful illustrations by Jess Ellen May. Here is another excerpt: “But I say, ‘Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. … Continue reading

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A Delicate Balance: Unconditional Love and Good Shame Messages

Last week I was talking with my dear friend, Debbie, and she asked me to write about unconditional love and good shame messages.  Debbie wanted to hear more about how these two principles are not in conflict, although we often … Continue reading

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From A Friend’s Newsletter

Yesterday I received an email newsletter from my friend, Darrell Brazell, who is a pastor in Lawrence, Kansas.  I liked his sermon summary so well that I wanted to share it.  Since it didn’t have a link, the only way … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Instilling Maturity in Children

         Most conscientious parents desire to help their children grow into maturity. I would like to suggest some topics that may help parents see this issue more specifically. I will take a short compilation of ideas on maturity from … Continue reading

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