Watching our children still makes us smile

- cold water, beautiful skies, and a classic beach fashion When Naomi, Craig, and the children headed for the Jersey shore last Friday we instantly missed them. But we were also thrilled the family had the opportunity for a fun week together at the beach. With cool water, lots of space to play, a house …

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diet, exercise, and so much more (living beyond half truths)

You make known to me the path of life;    you will fill me with joy in your presence,    with eternal pleasures at your right hand. - Psalm 16:11to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. - John 1:12"Give, and it will be given to you. A …

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Family update: from (all) our grandchildren to their great-grandparents

- Mr. T. watching one of the Dresden riverboats on the Elbe Jesus - "I am the Gateway. To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction. A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you …

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Three Dog Day (well, one dog, three times) – and “how fun can be more fun”

"I came so they (all of us) can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of..." - Jesus, John 10:10 - Max and Derek So I have to confess that my last post (Every Car We Have Ever Owned) was not exactly devotional in content. But it absolutely was …

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“Tell me about God” – listening to the children

Then Jesus called a little child over to sit among the disciples, and said, “I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven..." - Matthew 18:2-3 - author Derek Maul Every Sunday morning I enjoy the privilege of leading …

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Life, Prosperity & Abundance (A Conversation with Max)

So I was talking to my dog about a few things - as one does. You know, about life, and the Universe, and chasing rabbits, and just how glorious it is to walk through the park when it's 65-degrees and sunny. And I said something like, "Hey Max; you're pretty happy, aren't you?" And he …

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Real life – life that has substance, and authenticity, and meaning.

 Tell people who are rich at this time not to become egotistical and not to place their hope on their finances, which are uncertain. Instead, they need to hope in God, who richly provides everything for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things they do, to be generous, …

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Reminders of vibrant life: 4-photo-Friday

Okay, so I love "Photo Friday." Not only is it a fun way to review what pictures I have left out over the week, but it's generally a lighter post. And, when there is so much heaviness that demands my attention as a commentator from day to day, lighter is a breath of fresh air. …

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