The Destructiveness of Sin

Do you remember the Old Testament story of Amnon and Tamar? I figured. It is one of those often overlooked Bible stories even though it is intensely practical. Rather than summarizing the story for you, I thought I would give you the text from 2 Samuel 13:1-15: Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, […]

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A Letter to My Daughters

Over the last month or so, Elizabeth and Anna have had to play second fiddle to their baby brother, John. This is nothing new as most older siblings (especially toddlers) have a hard time adjusting when the new baby comes home from the hospital. My parents can vouch for the fact that I had an […]

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God’s Deliverance

“And Moses said to the people, Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14) Each time I read […]

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Longing for God

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk.” (1 Peter 2:2) So what exactly is “pure spiritual milk”?  The apostle Peter makes it clear that we are to have an intense longing for this milk, but we know he is not literally referring to the “milk” that we drink. The answer is, the Word […]

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He Gives and Takes Away

August 1st 2012 was a monumental day for our family. We welcomed little John David Daniel into the world – all 9 pounds 8 ounces of him. Truly, he is a precious gift from God. Less than 24 hours later (19 to be exact) our family said goodbye to our dear Grandmother, Theresa Solinger, who […]

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What is Spiritual Leadership?

According to Henry and Richard Blackaby, “Spiritual leadership is moving people on to God’s agenda.” Ok, what does that entail? 1. The spiritual leader’s task is to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be. “This is influence. Once spiritual leaders understand God’s will, they make every effort to move […]

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