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On Earth and in Heaven—Hooray for Fatherhood

On Earth and in Heaven—Hooray for Fatherhood

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 10, 2019) He’s been known to pull out a thick leather belt to warn misbehaving grandchildren. The kids, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, freeze in place for a…

Clinging to Faith: A Close-Up View of Suffering

Clinging to Faith: A Close-Up View of Suffering

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 28, 2019) She sounded worried on the phone, and no wonder, her husband faced a federal indictment in connection to a former employer’s wrongdoings. The trouble…

Raising Our Trust-in-God Quotient

Raising Our Trust-in-God Quotient

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 13, 2019) She was unstoppable and courageous. At least her pink shirt said so. But her sudden wailing revealed something else. She was rigid with fear…

Friendship, Two New Books, and God’s Love

Friendship, Two New Books, and God’s Love

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 12, 2019) I was smitten with someone’s writing several years ago. There was nothing intriguing about the topic of the manuscript that made its way around…

Embracing a More Costly Discipleship

Embracing a More Costly Discipleship

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 2, 2018) He was criticized by those who believe he threw his life away. The 26-year-old American, whether foolish, faithful, or some measure of both, lost…

Joining in the Esteem of Heaven

Joining in the Esteem of Heaven

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Dec. 16, 2018) I fancied myself an actress after starring in my eighth grade play, but high school became more competitive. A girl named Mary received the lead…

A Grateful Heart That Overflows

A Grateful Heart That Overflows

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 6, 2018) The Baptist preacher is well known in his circle and beyond. At retirement age, he’s transitioning to a new role with the North American…

Resolving Our Spiritual Disconnect

Resolving Our Spiritual Disconnect

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 28, 2018) You know you have a problem when Amazon can’t find your house.  But we were not surprised. Our new street address does not yet…

Discombobulated: When Your World Goes Awry

Discombobulated: When Your World Goes Awry

(ROCKWALL, TX – September 10, 2018) I always hoped to draw the “cozy cottage” card when playing The Game of Life. But now that I’m unpacking in a much smaller home…

The Gift of a Good and Perfect Word

The Gift of a Good and Perfect Word

“He sent forth his word and healed them…” –Psalm 107:20 (ROCKWALL, TX — June 27, 2018) I was growing discouraged about the welfare of my friend Luann. For several years…

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