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Auntie Samara & Scout & William Are Here!

We are enjoying a wonderful visit with Auntie Samara, Scout and William. Playtime at the park, matchy jammies & movie time, a zoo trip, and an Easter Egg Hunt. Exhaustingly fun!

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Hugging or Mugging — What does it matter?

If I were parenting a teenager (or if I was a teenager, especially one heading off to college in the fall), I would listen and re-listen to this sermon by Tim Keller: A Reason for Living My only complaint? He so thoroughly describes the problem (the crushing or convicting moment that most people come to when we have to figure …

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To Learn to be a Blessing, You Have to Learn to Serve

So much love! What a testimony this family has: And how glad I am that Fred encouraged me to watch this super fun video too: What a voice! To give Soph a sense of just how uniquely gifted this young man is, we scoured old three tenors videos to hear other men who can fill entire halls with walls of …

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Preschoolers know what to do when they are tired …

We’ve had a great day today. Co-op was particularly fun because we filled our Fine Art class with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue—and if you haven’t listened to that piece in awhile, I urge you to do so. Talk about lifting the spirits! That is some seriously wonderful music. (Can you believe we can just watch Bernstein perform it on YouTube …

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The Acts 15 Model for Redeeming Church Conflict as a Model of Progressive Continuity Consistent with All of Scripture

Just in case you’d like to learn some details about my next book (coauthored with Dave Edling), Dave has a killer post up at our RedeemingChurchConflicts website: The Acts 15 Model for Redeeming Church Conflict as a Model of Progressive Continuity Consistent with All of Scriptur

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Not Really Sure What She Meant …

I’m not sure if Ella was feeling particularly itchy in her eye or particularly convicted regarding some indwelling sin (I’m totally betting on the former), but she still cracked me up tonight when we were all cuddling in bed and she said: “Dad? I have a plank in my eye.”

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Head Crushing Physical Pain

As a sort-of PS to my previous post … I’m actually doing just fine emotionally/spiritually, so my tears today were only due to one cause: physical pain. For the first time in my life (after 1 million + frequent flyer miles), my ears will not equalize after my most recent flight. I know that sounds very simple and lacking in …

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One of the Two Recipes I Can Cook: Brown Sugar Chicken (Crockpot)

Since more than a few women this weekend asked for the recipes for the two meals I can ACTUALLY make,I thought I’d go ahead and post one of them since I have it on my laptop anyway. If I remember to do so when I get home, I’ll type up the second one for you. BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN (in the …

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How to Fire Your Pastor (Part 3 of 3)

Dave’s post today is definitely worth the read: How to Fire Your Pastor (Part 3 of 3) I particularly appreciated this excerpt: “Wise and mature pastors, leaders, and members will recognize that this pastoral change is part of God’s plan for producing holiness in His eternal children. They will respond with light—truth, healing, beauty, compassion, and care—because their life goal …

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May the Name of the God of Jacob Protect You

Our “Psalm of the Day” today: “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah May he grant you your heart’s …

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