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Are You Stupid?

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,but he who hates reproof is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 The New Living Translation states this verse as: “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” Proverbs 12:1 Imagine if you never learned from the corrections your parents and teachers tried to teach you when you were in …

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Sandals!

Our Inside Joke Our family has an “inside” joke. Anytime we’re supposed to be surprised at something we already know, we yell, “Sandals!” The genesis of this inside joke comes from a birthday party we held for our twins when they were just little tykes. When the twins’ birthday was getting close, my wife took …

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The Luthier

Before God spoke anything into existence, He selected a purpose of each of His children. Then God crafted His intent into us.

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An Improver

This rickety old tool has value only to me. But, when I want to see Dad’s hands, I reach for this folding ruler.

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Are You A Project Person?

God gave Nehemiah a project. For Nehemiah, it was a massive project, and one larger than he probably understood, at first.

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Thanksgiving

No, for most of my Christian life the best that conspicuous consumption could stir up against Thanksgiving was a turkey and pumpkin pie.

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Would You Get Me My Sweater?

It’s the laying down of our lives for small things that so easily trips us up.

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Gotta Serve Somebody

The first time I heard Dylan sing “Gotta Serve Somebody” I thought his verses were just throw-aways and his point was that we all have to serve somebody. But, over the years, I’ve developed an appreciation for those silly or, at least, eccentric verses.

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