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Tearing Down to Lay a Better Foundation

April 26, 2009 | family

In the TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, they always show us how bad the family situation is, then they get the community together to tear down the old house and build a brand new one from the foundation up. There’s wisdom in that. First, tear down the poorly built house, then build a new one on a better foundation.

There are some things in our families that need to be torn down, that need to be repented of and forgiven. Then, we can build our families on a new and better foundation… the foundation of the Word of God.

A family in crisis

April 17, 2009 | parenting, teenagers, american family, family

“People who don’t take care of their … own families, have given up their faith. They are worse than someone who doesn’t have faith in the Lord” (Timothy 5:8 CEV). “What am I going to do, Pastor Gary?” A woman cried as she burst into my office. “What’s wrong?” I asked while handing her a Kleenex… Read more »

Inviting the Kingdom to come

October 31, 2008 | kingdom, king, family, Christ

“Thy Kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10 KJV). “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air… Read more »

Turns out I’m a Momma’s boy

August 8, 2008 | mother, faith, family

“Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband–how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly… Read more »

Hotdogs, cupcakes, and koinonia

June 6, 2008 | picnic, summer, family, fellowship

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42 (NIV) We had our 16th annual “Hot – Diggity – Dog Schools Out” event last night. I still remember our first one in 1992. We thought we needed to get together to celebrate the start… Read more »

Vacation at Smith Mountain Lake… Combs Style!

July 9, 2007 | vacation, family

Ever feel like you need to take a break after you get back from vacation? That’s pretty much true for any Combs family vacation. We seem to have a real problem dialing it down a notch. But I guess that’s just our nature. We love adventure, excitement and risk. So, if we take a vacation… Read more »