I was a bully, but one event at Christmas changed that

I was a bully, but one event at Christmas changed that

“It was the best of times and the worst of times.” Dickens’ classic dichotomy has been used to describe many times and seasons of life. It comes to my mind most powerfully as I ponder my most memorable Christmas, for it truly was the best and the worst all wrapped up...

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Create a Balanced Approach with Controlled Exposure

Create a Balanced Approach with Controlled Exposure

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to...

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Before you leave . . .

Before you leave . . .

Dear Kids, The year is almost over. You will find this happens faster as you get older. I find that the end of a year is a natural time to reflect. I ask questions like: What have I done with this year of my life? What should I do moving forward? It occurs to me, as I...

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Are We Crazy Busy? And Does it Matter?

This creates a great pressure to overestimate our ability to shape our children’s future identity. While we are, no doubt, the greatest influencers in their lives, there is so much about the future that is out of our control. We will not determine the economic climate in which they grow up. We will not be the decisive factor in bringing about world peace. We will not control what sicknesses they experience.

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