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A Long Line of Love

Truly, there is no greater joy than knowing your children and their children are walking ...

My Thanksgiving Song

Do you underline things in your Bible? I do. I want the ones reading behind ...

A Swirl of Thoughts and Emotions

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There’s Always Room for More

Friends often fill the chambers of our hearts much like the Jews filled the Tabernacle. ...

Church Lepers

Desperation shoved her through the doors of the drug rehab facility. Counselors and teachers there ...

Saving Nicodemus

Whenever I feel the urge to splurge for dinner, my craving often shoves me toward ...

I Was … But God … And Now …

Yesterday, my doctor friend casually asked how old Ron and I were. I’m sure that ...
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A Letter to My Child

Dear Child of Mine, In times like these, maybe you could use a reminder of ...
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Perpetual Peace

Red flags whipped wildly in the leftover winds of Tropical Storm Ida. Orange Beach authorities ...
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Don’t Let the Golden Rule Rub You the Wrong Way

My elementary school pencil boxes were made exactly like my granddaddy’s cigar boxes. But rather ...
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Regrets, I Have a Few …

… but then again, too few to mention.” If you’re old enough to remember the ...
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Wishing and Hoping

Star light, star brightFirst star I see tonightI wish I mayI wish I mightHave the ...
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It’s Over!

Last week’s blog The Miracle of the Rescue highlighted Mary Magdalene’s deliverance from demon possession as portrayed ...
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The Miracle of the Rescue

Most likely, you’ve either seen or heard about The Chosen, a new series based on the ...
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What Jesus Means to Me

My fourteen-year-old grandson Camden has a passion for writing. Because his career goal is to ...
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What to Do with Careless Words

I had been teaching long enough to know better, but I said it anyway.  I’ve ...
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What Jesus Needed

Who are the friends you want beside you in a crisis? Who prays for you ...
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What Can One Person Do?

What can one person do to help change the direction of our country? I’ve struggled ...
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Take Me as I Am

The waitress poured us another cup of coffee. Not seeing the bottom of our cups ...
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What a Sweet, Sweet Spirit!

Does any of this sound familiar? Your emotions are pushing you in one direction, but ...
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Props for the Drooping

Street corners, window boxes, and yards are filled with beautiful flowers this season! Newest plants ...
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Keeping the Light On and Staying Out of the Darkness

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A Solid Lump of Burning Fire

Our house sits perched on the edge of Gunter Mountain. From our deck, you can ...
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Martha and Mary’s Hidden Gem

If you listen to playing children for very long, you’ll most likely hear the words, ...
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Reflections of You and Me

Mountains or beach? Most of us develop an intense preference for one or the other ...
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The One Jesus Loves

Happy Tuesday! I've taken the week off, but I'm happy to say that you have ...
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Sweat, Grass, and Sam Cooke

Last summer, the swelter of the hot southern day forced my skin to do more ...
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Can You Answer One Question?

The message for ladies struggling with drug and alcohol addiction rested quietly in my notebook. ...
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Catfish and Dead Bodies

It seemed like we were scuba diving in chocolate milk. My coworker John and I ...
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Your Life on the Big Screen

Whenever I get to linger with my grandchildren, one of them will usually pop out ...
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Unrequited Love

Whether it’s romance or friendship, nothing stings as sharply, nor as long, as unrequited love. ...
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Is There Fire in Your Bones?

When the Spirit wants to remind you of something, He often causes the oddest verses ...
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Dealing With A Slow Someday

John Fogerty’s song from the 70’s starts out, “First thing I remember was asking Papa, ...
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Just for Fun Today

Three years ago today my mother went to be with Jesus. However, I'm choosing to ...
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Who Would You Be If You Weren’t You?

Years ago, our youth minister plastered the youth group’s meeting place with teen photo mashups. ...
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The Best Thing to Teach the Kids in Your Life

Last Wednesday night, the leaders of our church's children's ministry allowed me to present my ...
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Letting Go of Sameness

Cooking breakfast used to be so simple. Back when my man went to work at ...
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Significantly Insignificant

The Samaritan woman didn’t know she was being set up by God. She woke up that ...
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Toddler Love

When an old dog needs to learn new tricks, sometimes it’s the puppies who lead ...
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The Look of Love

Valentine’s Day offers the opportunity for tokens of love to slip from even the shyest ...
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It’s a Process

Today's post appeared Sunday on Lean into Jesus Ministries' website. It's always an honor to ...
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Indescribable Joy

Do you recognize the name Peter Halajian? At 26, Peter moved to Naugatuck, Connecticut from ...
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Fear and Trembling

“What does fear and trembling mean to you in this verse?” That was the question ...
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When God Moves You to a Different Church

Have you ever seen a movie that began by dropping you right into the middle ...
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Learning from Messy Friendships

Relationships are messy, aren’t they?  Friendships help nurture us, but they can also be the ...
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A Word for 2021

A new year is like the brand-new box of crayons you opened on the first ...
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Baby Love

Have you ever wondered why God sent Jesus to earth as a baby? Before we ...
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A Different Kind of Christmas Message

The summer of 2014, while I peddled my latest book at a Christian conference vendor ...
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Does This Fig Leaf Make Me Look Fat?

Truth never changes.  Yet, the way we perceive, receive, and internalize truth should naturally change ...
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Nobodies to Somebodies

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Changing the Way We Think

In our desire for Finding More, you and I traveled with Saul on the road to ...
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Experiencing Grace

Ever tried to peel one of those tough onions? You know, the kind that takes ...
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Looking for Love

If you knew that an outrageously large sum of money sat in an unknown account ...
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It’s a New Day!

It’s been eight weeks, and Perfection Road finally has a fresh online presence. More importantly, ...
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Sweet, Sticky Grace

I shouldn’t have even tried it, but I did. No need to bother my grandmother ...
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We Need a New Song

I’m ready to sing a new song. How about you?  In a few weeks Perfection ...
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Chasing Sleep?

A few nights not so long ago, as sleep slipped slowly away in the soft ...
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Even Jesus Got Discouraged

“For we do not have a high priest [Jesus] who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, ...