Working it out

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“… continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Philippians 2:12-13 NIV). I’ve been trying to take better care of my health since turning 50. The last two years I’ve been pretty faithful in working… Read more »

Who’s your daddy?

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“You received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15 NIV). “Which daddy are you calling?” My son, Jonathan asked, a quirky smile tugging at the corner of his mouth. Robin had just called me to the table for Sunday dinner, when Jonathan decided that for matters of clarity, she… Read more »

Running on empty?

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“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders¬†labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.¬†In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves” (Psalm 127:1-2 NIV). Summer is here. School is out. Now what?… Read more »

When do we take off the training wheels?

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“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). “Jesus answered, “I am the way…” (John 14:6 NIV). When we first moved to North Carolina our children were ages five, two, and one. None of them could ride a bike… Read more »