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a Good Friday thought…

Published on April 18th, 2014

He (Jesus) personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. 1 Peter 2:24 A man who gave who gave his life to help others… A man who touched the untouchable… A man who

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thankfulness

Published on November 30th, 2013

By definition, this word thankfulness means…gratefulness: warm friendly feelings of gratitude.  We just walked through yet another Thanksgiving holiday, and this is becoming one of my favorite days.  Beyond the food, the slower schedule, and the start of the holiday season, I enjoy it because of the people that surround me.  Each Thanksgiving, we pause

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Car Show, Hot Dogs, Trophies, and James 1:5

Published on June 19th, 2013

I had a great time on Father’s Day this year.  It involved everything you see in the title.  It’s a bit of an anomalous combo, but it works.  The car show at ValleyPoint Church was simply fantastic.  My favorite car happens to be the picture.  Station wagons are beautiful.  Restored stations wagons…no words!  It didn’t

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New Year…New Stuff

Published on December 31st, 2012

I get to start the new year with new carmex.  Love it!  There’s nothing like a new tube of carmex.  It’s simply…fantastic.  A new year is also fantastic.  It represents a fresh start with new possibilities.  New dreams.  New friends.  New calendars.  New resolutions.  New habits.  New books.  New goals.  New projects.  New challenges.  New

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Underserved Privilege

Published on December 31st, 2012

With God…I get undeserved privilege.  It’s something that is hard to understand.  It’s difficult to assimilate.  But, it’s true.  God has done something for me!  These thoughts are carrying me into a new year.   Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what

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common places…common people

Published on December 1st, 2012

The story of Advent is one that still captivates. It still delights. It still fascinates. It’s the ultimate narrative of God arriving at the right time to rescue people. And it all happened through a baby! An infant was unexpected, and not what people had in mind for a rescue plan. A baby is kind

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10 things…

Published on November 22nd, 2012

My Mom loves Thanksgiving. It’s her favorite holiday. I have wonderful memories of this day and how mirthful (what?!) it can be. I feel truly blessed…God has been good to me. So, here are 10 things that are making me smile on this Thanksgiving. > Children who laugh! > My wife Tonia. She’s absolutely incredible.

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10 things…

Published on November 22nd, 2012

My Mom loves Thanksgiving. It’s her favorite holiday. I have wonderful memories of this day and how mirthful (what?!) it can be. I feel truly blessed…God has been good to me. So, here are 10 things that are making me smile on this Thanksgiving. > Children who laugh! > My wife Tonia. She’s absolutely incredible.

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pumpkins

Published on October 31st, 2012

It’s Halloween.  I have six kids.  Six kids = six pumpkins.  Pumpkins aren’t my favorite thing.  They’re orange, filled with nastiness, and smell bad.  Does anyone else think this way?  I’m actually starting to enjoy them though.  Uniquely, pumpkins bring my family together.  There’s creativity, laughter, and cooperation.  At the end of the day, the

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Passion Week!

Published on April 2nd, 2012

As we enter Passion Week, consider reading some of the great passages in Scripture that share the final week in the life of Jesus.  It helps give perspective on an amazing individual.  Check out these reading plans from YouVersion.   They are simple plans that will really help you focus and discover exactly what Jesus did

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