Friday , 23 February 2018
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Departures and Arrivals: God’s Heart of Love

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Separating from a loved one is a painful process, even if it is in God’s will. As my wife and I drove our youngest to her destination to say goodbye for a year, I felt my heart aching. “I don’t want her to go,” I thought to myself as the car got within minutes of departure time. Trying not to ... Read More »

Relationships: Counting the Days and Making Them Count

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Life is short. Life is fragile. Relationships in our lives will not always be what they are right now, will they? First day of kindergarten, driver’s licenses, graduations, the process of loosening and then cutting parental apron strings… there are so many seasons and transitions in life. The Bible uses word pictures including mist, vapor, shadow, wind, and flowers to ... Read More »

Shepherding Your Child: Spiritual Leadership in the Home (Video)


Parenting is one of the highest yet most challenging callings in life. No wonder Dr. James Dobson, years ago, wrote a book entitled “Parenting Isn’t For Cowards”! It is not uncommon for many of us to experience vocational success while not always having the same sense of success as parents. This seminar (filmed in April, 2015 at Regents School of ... Read More »

This Gift of Life: Be Thankful!


Lauren Hill is a current member of the Mount St. Joseph’s University women’s basketball team. The school is located in Ohio and competes at the NCAA Division III level. What makes Lauren’s presence on the team so amazing is that she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor about a year ago, at which time the doctors gave her only ... Read More »

Perspective on Failure

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A couple of weeks ago, a former student of mine was involved in a game-ending play that he “messed up,” which allowed the other team to secure their victory. Feeling like he had lost the game, along with the embarrassment, disappointment, and shame he felt afterwards, I wrote him this letter. Whether our perceived failure is in an athletic event ... Read More »

A Peek into a Camp Counselor’s Heart

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Summertime is in full swing, and camp’s gates are open for the 49th year of operation at Summer’s Best Two Weeks!  Once again this summer, we are blessed to have a wonderful counseling staff. These college-aged young men and women love God and have a strong desire to live for Him. They also enjoy working with kids in a competitive ... Read More »

Spiritual Leadership in the Home: Contentment (Part 1)

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Moms and Dads… how would it affect our families if we followed the Apostle Paul’s teaching about contentment?  Paul’s “Secret”: Contentment “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in ... Read More »

Spiritual Leadership in the Home: Consistent, Loving Discipline


Discipline is a parent’s necessary expression of love. Hebrews 12:6 tells us that “the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens every one He accepts as a son.” God has called parents to raise their children, and part of that process is training them to listen, cooperate, and obey. Obviously, this is not an easy process; however, the ... Read More »