Help our Kids Believe that God Loves them

When a friend of singer-songwriter Rich Mullins asks if he will listen to a tape of a certain preacher while they are riding in Rich’s jeep, Rich is hesitant. His experience with traditional preachers has been less than favorable. His friend insists, saying to give it...

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We are so desperate for God

  I was at church recently, and I seemed to cry during every song and then during parts of the service. God was at work in my heart as I prayed and worshiped and asked Him to show me direction.  I feel so confused and frustrated and overwhelmed right now. I get this...

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Find the Dreamers

We watched Tomorrowland again. Our first time seeing the film I noticed the phrase in the film, "What if there's Everything?" The conversation went something like this: This little girl  looks at the stars in outer space, and tells her dad that she wants to go there...

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On the One-Year Anniversary of the Accident

It’s so easy to go back to a pattern, to take each day for granted, to think we have forever, to not think of our lives as a vapor, a few brief moments then puff, they are gone; we forget times like our accident, that remind us how brief our lives really are. That is why we celebrate the anniversary of our accident.

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So, we’ve been failing at Advent . . .

And, even with several readings in one night, we may not complete all 25 Advent readings. That is okay. We can read the stories after Christmas, too. And, so what if my kids snuck ahead in the Advent wreath and there is no more candy for the last couple of days before Christmas. Oh well. This is real life.

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Traditions create roots kids return to

Every year since our children were babies, we have packed up the kids the day after Thanksgiving and driven up to the Mount Hood National Forest to cut down our Christmas tree. It’s quite the effort especially a day after we have filled our bellies with turkey and...

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Cease Striving and know God is God

Today marks the 10-month anniversary of the accident that changed my life. I spent an hour of the day at vision therapy with all these gadgets and exercises to help my eyes track better together. My therapist says one of them is like a view-master, which I don't...

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Stop what you’re doing and say Hello to your kids

When I write on my computer, I am either sitting on the couch in our living room or at the dining room table, which is right next to the living room. It is one big great room on the sunny side of our house. It is bright and open and a place where I can see the rest of...

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