Parenting: The Heart of the Matter

I often jokingly say that before I became a parent, I was the "perfect parent." Can anyone relate? At times I would criticize others and the way they parented their children, believing that I would have handled unpleasant situations rightly and that my child would never [insert random act of disobedience here]. Sadly, I assumed that snotty-nosed …

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Harvey: Thoughts After the Storm

Enduring Harvey these last few days has been surreal, to say the least. Before this week, I'd never had the number to the Coast Guard sitting on my kitchen counter, just in case my family may need to be rescued from high floodwater. The devastation is far-reaching, and efforts to rebuild will last for months …

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Where is Your Heart? – Reflections on Matthew 6:19-24

Think for a second about the things you crave. What do you do when you crave a certain type of food? Do you act on that desire and indulge, or do you refrain? What if you desire God the way you desire chocolate, Mexican food, or soft drinks? Our lives often reflect that which we …

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