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Gather Around the Sacred Remains (Please remember, friends, that Memorial Day is NOT about hot dogs and relaxing.)

I’m about to head out the door to go and purchase our flowers and wreaths. When I return, the family will be awake and we will hang out flag. Then, in just a few hours, we will dress in red, white, and blue and head to a local cemetery to join in the remembrance and honoring of the men and …

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Right Side of Pain (HT: Jill Carattini)

I’ve been reading Jill Carattini for years and while I’ve admired and enjoyed her intellect, faith, and writing abilities, I never knew this about her: The Right Side of Pain Brilliant. As usual. Here’s a snippet to tempt you, but please do go back and read the entire essay. What a mind! What a heart! What a grace that she …

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Dunkirk Evacuation Saves 338,000+ Troops

I am obviously still quite ignorant of my WWII history (even though this is a topic that I do read on quite a lot) for I had no idea that 338,000+ allied troops were rescued during the Dunkirk Evacuation (“Operation Dynamo”). Reading the reports of the remembrance this year only solidified my commitment to introducing Sophia and Ella to every …

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Biblical Theologians (HT: Thabiti Anyabwile)

‘Members of Christian churches continue to think small thoughts of God and great thoughts of man. This state of affairs reveals that too many Christians have neglected their first great calling: to know their God. Every Christian is meant to be a theologian in the best and most intimate sense of the word.’ ‘To practical biblical theology is to know …

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Nothing Has Changed

“Your cancer is malignant.” “I’m leaving you and the kids. I want a divorce.” “You’re fired.” “I’m sorry. The baby is gone.” “There’s been an accident …” No matter the suffering, Ed Welch’s friend reminds us: Nothing Has Changed (Still, we weep.)

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Great Harm

“Sin causes us to be more concerned about our own welfare than anyone else’s. Such self-centeredness destroys relationships and does great harm.” How People Change (by Lane & Tripp)

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Swagger Wagon

For someone who doesn’t even like rap music, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this: Maybe it’s because we did actually once SIT IN a Toyota Sienna (when we were at the Toyota dealer having our very old truck repaired). 😉 Enjoy! (HT: MIS)

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Free Webinar with Chris Brauns THIS MORNING

Peacemaker Ministries is offering a free webinar with Chris Brauns (pastor and author of Unpacking Forgiveness and keynote speaker at the 2010 Peacemaker Conference—“Forgiveness”) this morning (9AM Mtn). You can read all of the details and click through to register here: Free Webinar on Forgiveness Fred met Pastor Brauns yesterday at the Peacemaker offices and had a fun time connecting …

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In all else …

“We trust the Lord with regards to what he has promised. In all else, he calls us to be responsible and to be wise.” VanDrunen (HT: Thomas Knox Myrick)

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All because of Fred …

By the way … The only reason why I could enjoy so much sweet time with a friend is because the love of my life made the way … Caring for baby Ella. Holding down the home front. Not only not complaining about me being gone so much … but happily ENCOURAGING me to be gone so much. Oh, Fred. …

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