Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 29

Staring at the Greener Grass

What is it about the grass in the next pasture that always looks so much better to the animals? They will risk cuts and electrical shock to get some of the grass. But are we much different as humans? Amanda and Brooke are reading the book Sarah: Plain and Tall.  The setting is pioneer days …

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Mar 27

Old Contacts Just Keep Popping Up!

I have been out of Freed-Hardeman as an undergraduate for 16 years.  I loved my time at FHU, it was so much fun.  I learned so much, grew in my faith, and matured as a man.  I honestly don’t have many regrets from my time there. But there were lots of friends and contacts over …

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Mar 25

How to Get More People Involved in the Church

The work of the church is the greatest work on earth.  Its work is urgent and eternal in nature.  Yet, every church I know struggles with getting attendees and members involved in the work.  Our Lord taught us to pray for more workers, because the laborers are few (Mat. 9:36-38, 20:5-7) Everyone needs to be …

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Mar 21

Our Lives and the NCAA Tournament

So this is probably a notorious preacher’s post that takes an illustration too far, but I can’t help myself. Have fun with it and maybe learn something along the way. Here are some ways life is expressed in miniature through the NCAA tournament. Our lives don’t stay clean long!  Just like our brackets that start …

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Mar 20

What Do We Really Value?

“Ichabod” Now that is a name for you!  You likely thought of the character Ichabod Crane in the fictional classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” by Washington Irving.  He was a skinny schoolteacher who loved to gorge himself on food and was excessively superstitious. Yet the name is actually a Biblical name.  It is only …

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Mar 16

You Do Well When It is in your Heart!

Amanda heard a verse in ladies’ Bible class that encouraged her heart.  It was . . . “But the LORD said to David my father, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.”                 …

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Mar 13

How Christian Families Have Chosen to Handle Media and Children

This is the 2nd post on this topic, the previous post dealt with considerations for children and media. Our family is always considering how to manage media in our home with children between the ages of 1 and 9.  It seems that we are always saying “no,” especially in the winter and they are always …

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Mar 11

6 Considerations Regarding Your Children and Media Usage

With the advent of the touch-screen tablet and smart phones, computer and media usage for young children has soared.  It used to be that children needed to be at least 2 – 3 years of age to use a mouse, but now they can use touch-screens much earlier. These are often considered the “electronic baby-sitter” …

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Mar 09

What is it like to be the Preacher’s Kid?

“What is it like to be the preacher’s kid?” This is the question, Austin, my 9 year old, was asked in Bible class. I love his answer; which was, “I don’t know, it is just like being a normal kid.”  He had never even considered the question.  He didn’t feel different or special because he …

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Mar 06

Water: The Overlooked Blessing In America

When was the last time you paused to thank God for safe drinking water? When was the last time you considered the luxury of a hot shower? Most of us reading this post can get water by walking to our kitchen sink.  Many of us have bottled water in our refrigerator.  We have two or …

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