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How To Stay Married

How To Stay Married

Today is our 26th wedding anniversary.   Even if you’re a plodding, a by-the-book, work-the-plan, no-surprises, same-thing-for-lunch every day couple, a lot can happen in 26 years.  If you’re kinda bent towards risk taking, delusional about changing the world, and non encumbured by things like a…

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Rolling on…

Rolling on…

I am more convinced than ever that what we are doing in regards to adoption work is not only important, but it is vital.  In a season when it feels like much of the church has been silenced by fear, the world needs to see…

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Conceptual Difficulties

Conceptual Difficulties

Few words can insure such a consistent response as the word “inconceivable.” Even reading that, some of you were prompted to mutter to yourself, “I do not think that means what you think it means…”, the iconic line from The Princess Bride.  It’s a cultural…

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We went out, not knowing.

We went out, not knowing.

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out ot a place that he was to receive as an inheritance.   And he went out, not knowing where he was going.   – Book of Hebrews, Chapter 11, Verse 8   Twenty six…

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Links and Resources that Matter

Links and Resources that Matter

My blogging has been lacking lately, but I’ve been on the look out for resources that matter and wanted to tip you off to a few.  These are things that have resonated with me for various reasons.   I hope they do with you as…

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Charting Our Course

Charting Our Course

Starting an adoption agency can be done different ways.  There is the traditional way, then there is our way. Kelsey and I have made it a major part of our ministry for the past eight years and are currently consumed with the launch of an adoption…

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Good Things Get Better

Good Things Get Better

Many of you know that six months ago, I was approached by a group that wanted to see an adoption agency with a pro life perspective – one that saw all life as precious. As described in a recent email, Zoe’s House Adoption Agency will…

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Washington’s Role in Race

Washington’s Role in Race

Hearts are heavy all across the nation today as we ponder the senseless violence that took place at a Wednesday night prayer meeting in Charleston.  Dylann Roof killed nine people because of the color of their skin, and social media errupted immediately with appeals for…

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Gee, Pinky….

Gee, Pinky….

The opening scene of Pinky and the Brain features the same routine in every episode.  Pinky asks “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” The Brain retorts “The same thing we do every night.  Try to take over the world!” It must be great…

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Aiming to win

Aiming to win

In the recent film American Sniper, a shooting instructor tells his student “‘aim small, miss small’ – if you aim for a button on a man’s shirt, you might miss by only two inches, but if you aim for the shirt, you might miss by two feet.” Aiming matters more…

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