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  • Have You Ever Eaten Crow?

    Have you ever eaten crow? I have, many times, and it tastes terrible! No not the bird, but the humiliation you bring on yourself when you hold firm to your pride and stubbornness. The phrase, “eat crow” was birthed during the War of 1812 when a British officer gained control of the musket of an […]

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  • A Selfish Heart pt. 1

    Did you know that a selfish heart distorts our view of God and others? In the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15, the elder brother refuses to accept the invitation of his father to join him in a welcome home celebration. His anger reveals more of the true nature of his own heart. […]

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  • Pragmatic Practices

    I’ve read the following section of Scripture many times, but I don’t remember reading this: “And the women said, “When we made offerings to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands’ approval that we made cakes for her bearing her image and poured out drink offerings to her?” […]

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  • Pragmatic Practices

    I’ve read the following section of Scripture many times, but I don’t remember reading this: “And the women said, “When we made offerings to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands’ approval that we made cakes for her bearing her image and poured out drink offerings […]

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  • A Selfish Heart

    Part 1   Did you know that a selfish heart distorts our view of God and others?  In the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15, the elder brother refuses to accept the invitation of his father to join him in a welcome home celebration. His anger reveals more of the true nature of […]

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  • Unjust Punishment ~ Part Two

    Previously we shared how to deal with an out-of-control 13-year old who was over-reacting because of an unjust punishment. We shared how parents need to take the first step in the reconciliation process by admitting wrong and humbly asking for forgiveness. Again, this is not a justification for sinful behavior, nor does it disqualify the […]

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  • Unjust Punishment ~ Part One

    Once, an exasperated mom wrote to me about her enraged 13-year old. She shared how his temper is getting worse and worse, and she didn’t know what to do about it. The following is the dialogue that took place between us: Dear Mark, Recently my three children were arguing and name-calling while doing their chores, […]

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  • A Warrant for My Arrest

    Would you believe me if I told you that I once received a warrant for my arrest? When my daughter Jennifer was 19, my name was on her car registration. Because she did not pay a parking ticket a year prior, the penalty was incarceration–for the vehicle owners! As I read the warrant letter, it […]

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  • Christians in Public Schools – Part 3

    I realize that the topic of Christians attending the public schools is a very sensitive and controversial subject. I have heard plausible reasons pro and con. Some Christian parents view the public school as a training ground for evangelism. Some view public education as the best way to prepare their children to live within the […]

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  • Delegation or Disintegration?

    Whenever I hear the word delegation I am reminded of the notable example found in the Old Testament. Moses’ father-in-law encourages him to enlist others in order to relieve his burden. Later in the book of Numbers, Moses again becomes overloaded with pressure and cries out to God for help. So God directs Moses to […]

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