Monthly Archives: April 2011

David and Bill

Earlier this week, pastor David Wilkerson passed away as the result of a car accident near Tyler, Texas.  He was 79 years old.  David Wilkerson was a pastor in rural Pennsylvania in 1958 when he followed God’s call to start … Continue reading

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Being There

You have probably heard it said, “You can accomplish a lot in life by just showing up.”  Now this isn’t an excuse for mediocrity once you arrive, but it does contain an element of truth.  Especially when it comes to … Continue reading

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The Happy Dinosaur

Several years ago, while attending the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, I had an opportunity to catch up with an old friend I had worked with in Alaska.  We hadn’t made a connection in quite some time, but Dean … Continue reading

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The Power of the Resurrection

As much as we celebrate the power of the cross, we mustn’t neglect the power of the resurrection.  Many have died on a cross -though only one as the Son of God – but the spectacular coming-back-to-life is the experience … Continue reading

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The Power of the Cross

It is nice to talk about good communication in marriage, developing your family identity, and “building a cathedral,” but without the power to make this part of our daily experience these are just romantic notions.  Each of us carry inside … Continue reading

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Destroying Walls

The sequence in the following paragraph is meant to be read slowly.  Think about each step and ask yourself, “Has this been my experience?  Have I contributed to taking our marriage in this direction?” Poor communication in marriage leads to a downward … Continue reading

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“That’s Not What I Heard”

“Good communication only happens when the listener understands the words of the speaker as the speaker intended them to be understood.”  I mentioned last post that my number one goal in communication as a couple is understanding my wife, not proving … Continue reading

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Talk It Up

Good communication fills the emotional bank account of those closest to us.  Just as we were created for community, we were also created for communication.  Only through good communication can we hope to “know and be known.” Good communication in … Continue reading

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Psychology and Natural Revelation

There are two broad ways that God has revealed information about Himself and the world He has created and the inhabitants of the world He has created.  The first, His special revelation, is His words and Word.  “All Scripture is … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible Together

Early in our child training years, we started a habit of regular Bible reading and teaching with our children.  Was it an easy routine to keep?  No.  The routine of teaching children is never convenient, but nothing worth having is.  … Continue reading

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Family Team in Training

Similar to a sports team, one of the most important aspects in developing our family team is to formulate a training program for the participants.  A power packed verse in the New Testament regarding our family training program is Ephesians chapter 6, verse … Continue reading

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Building a Cathedral

A group of tourists went to visit a marble quarry in western Vermont.  As their tour progressed around the quarry, one of the visitors called out to a jack hammer-wielding worker below, “What are you doing down there?”  The worker snarled … Continue reading

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Living the Message

Yesterday we saw our daughter and son-in-law, Annie and Matthew Dorin, and their girls, Danielle and Lily off at the airport in Houston.  With their stack of boxes, footlockers, and suitcases, you would have thought they were moving overseas; and they … Continue reading

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