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“There was a growing disparity between the public persona and the private man …”

An excellent read by Paul Tripp: The Fearful Pastor

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Plenty & Empty: A Healthy Cycle

This is, so far, my all-time favorite article re: a godly, wise, appropriate, healthy, happy attitude towards food: Urban Servant’s “Rice and Beans and Unmarked Meats” I aspire to Dorothy’s godliness in so many areas of life. Including this one. Just brilliant.

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Are you making your Memorial Day plans yet?

It’s that time of year again—we’re all probably feeling burned out by our end of the school year / graduation / etc. commitments. The weather is nice outdoors and we just want to relax and have fun. And I’m all for that! But first. Before you spend your Memorial Day prep time thinking only about what you are going to …

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What does it mean to believe in Christ?

Ella started Q61 of the Children’s Catechism last week: “What does it mean to believe in Christ?” The correct answer? “ To trust in Christ alone for my salvation.” But Ella kept saying variations on, “To trust in MYSELF ALONE for my salvation.” (Um. Nope.) “To trust in ELLA ALONE for my salvation.” (Wow. Not even close.) She eventually got …

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Love and Lust

This is definitely one of the best sermons I have ever heard on love and lust—but it’s application goes far beyond merely sexual relationships. List and enjoy! “Love and Lust” by Timothy Keller You can also read an excellent article on this topic by Tim Keller here.

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Instead of judging others critically, God commands us to judge charitably …

I was surprised to find myself taking a walk with Ken Sande this morning. OK. Not really—but his voice did accompany me on my walk as Pilgrim Radio provided me with the wonderful opportunity to listen to his teaching on charitable judgments. I wish I could share the audio with you, but all I was able to find was this printed …

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Oh, Heidi-O! This totally reminded me of your family’s “Grey Poupon” fun! I laughed so hard …

I laughed so hard at this video. What joy! What fun! Heidi-O? This TOTALLY reminded me of when you pulled our car up to your parents’ (and brothers’?) car in college, rolled down the window and said, “Pardon me? Would you have some Grey Poupon?” And they DID!! You guys handed MUSTARD to one another right there at the intersection. H.Y.S.T.E.R.I.C.A.L. I …

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Redeem Church Conflicts by Listening to LAWYERS? Really?

Who’d a thunk it? 🙂 Redeem Church Conflicts by Listening to LAWYERS? Really?

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Why You Should Not Listen to Me

A few of you have expressed your loving concern over my lack of blog posts. Thank you for that! It means a lot to me that you would reach out to me in real life and make sure I am OK. I think that is very kind. But please know that I am doing very, very well. God has graciously …

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Two Elements of Redeeming Church Conflict: Intentionality and Contentment

One of Dave’s best! Two Elements of Redeeming Church Conflict: Intentionality and Contentment

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