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  • The Epic Battle Between Wisdom and Folly – Part 5

    The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly – Part 5 Lessons 5-8Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thoughtful decision-makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is […]

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  • The Epic Battle Between Wisdom and Folly – Part 4

    The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly – Part 4 Lessons 5-8Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thoughtful decision-makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is […]

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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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