June 2016 archive

Jun 29

Farm Report # 8: Living at the Farm!

We moved to our new home on the farm in December.  Living at the farm has made it much easier to take care of the animals and land. Though, we have been surprised with how much mud, dirt, and dust there is when living on the farm!  I haven’t given a farm report since October, …

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Jun 26

A Lesson from an Auschwitz Survivor Who Was Not One!

Did you hear about the 91 year old man who had claimed for years he was an Auschwitz death camp survivor?  He confessed he made the story up this week.  You can read the news article here.  Joseph Hirt had lectured school groups and told his story for years.  He even had a prisoner number …

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Jun 24

How We Can Save Marriage!

Here are some things we are doing in the church today to save marriage. Marriage sermons Marriage classes Marriage seminars Marriage counseling Marriage mentoring Marriage small-gropus Pre-martial counseling Marriage books Marriage retreats We have tremendous resources available now to save marriage and build families.  There are great books that you can find to teach you …

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Jun 21

Seeking the Welfare of the People

We are in the midst of another political campaign.  Many Americans, especially Christians, are discouraged with the choices on the ballots.  The current political system seems to be fueled by greed and power. Nehemiah was a great political leader of God’s people in the Old Testament.  When he came to Jerusalem with the king’s authority …

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Jun 15

40 Reasons I am Thankful on my 40th!

I turn 40 today, June 15, 2016.  I am grateful and thankful on this occasion and I want to share 40 of these.  There is no certain order to this list. I am thankful for . . . Living to 40!  Life is never a right, but a blessing. Living in America with the wealth …

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Jun 08

Three Step Guide to Caring!

We have all heard the saying, “No one cares what you say, until they know you care.”  But how do people know we care?  We get so wrapped up in our busy lives that it is easy to not care enough about others. I was studying from Nehemiah and discovered three key things we can …

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Jun 07

100% Happy?

The hunger for happiness is a driving force for most Americans. We assess our happiness to determine our future choices and decisions.  We often feel guilty and depressed because we are not happy, like we think all of our friends are.  So . . . : People get divorced because they are not happy in their …

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Jun 01

How Transgender Bathroom Rules Are Flushing Our Youth

  {NOTE:  I wrote this article for an upcoming THINK magazine on Transgender issues.} On May 13, 2016, President Obama did what was considered unthinkable just a couple of years ago.  He, along with Education and Justice Department officials, issued a letter urging school officials to accommodate transgender students by allowing them to use the …

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