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Emotionally Healthy Relationships by Pete Scazzero

I am close to completing my second 8-week journey through the Emotionally Healthy Relationships material. The material is helpful and convicting. My problem, turning the valuable EHR tools into a habit, tools like “climbing the ladder of integrity.” I climbed … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness in Mom’s Special Life

Psalm 23 tribute to Mom – read during Mom’s funeral (click here to watch funeral) My Brother, Sister and I want to thank you all for being with us in this room and on the livestream today March 1, 2021) … Continue reading

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Why Do I Get Defensive?

If you have spent time with me, you have seen me get defensive over both the trivial and the significant. It has only been the last few years that I have started to have self-awareness of my defensive nature, and … Continue reading

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Wearing a Mask Helps Me Rely on God

My decision to wear a mask indoors and outside, except when with my family, began earlier this year when my father-in-law and mother-in-law were hospitalized with COVID 19; they both ultimately passed. I have even learned things from wearing a … Continue reading

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Decreasing for His Purpose by Oswald Chambers

Several years ago, a friend explained to me his desire to increase God in his life and to decrease himself. My friend quoted John 3:30 (ESV) “He must increase, but I must decrease.” I posted this verse on this blog, mentioning my friend, … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:18, 22 & 25; 3:7-8

Recently, someone suggested that I read these five verses from Genesis, together. I am glad I did. Genesis 2:18, 22 & 25; 3:7-8 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I … Continue reading

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Everyone Has A Story by @BreneBrown

The facilitator of a men’s group I attend gave everyone a copy of this blog post by Brené Brown, “Everyone Has A Story.”  The post is a  response to the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The post starts out … Continue reading

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Weakness and Failure Will Build Your Faith by @vaneetharisner

This article by Vaneetha Risner “Weakness and Failure Will Build Your Faith” posted on DesiringGod.org spoke to me. There is a link to the article below, also a couple quotes I plan to refer to from time to time as … Continue reading

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Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

This last Summer, my wife and I listed to much of the audio version of Reviving Ophelia. Being published in 1996, the material is dated as far as social media and mobile device usage in 2017.  The depth and understanding … Continue reading

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All in one long drive: Accepting rejection, Changing habits and “Who needs God?”

Recently, on a long drive home after dropping my Son off at camp, I listened to several Ted Talk summaries on Ted Radio Hour, followed by a series of 6 Podcasts by Andy Stanley titled “Who needs God?” The “accepting … Continue reading

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