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It’s Apparent … God’s Word reaches across the miles!

My wife and I were privileged to be on a mission trip to Lebanon from Oct. 14-28.   The primary reason for the trip was the teach Cross-Cultural Counseling to students pursuing their Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling in the Evangelical Training Center in Dhour Chouer, east of Beirut.  While there, I was able to […]

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It’s apparent . . . We must continually be reminded of God’s truths

The child Samuel was born as an answer to his mother’s prayer.  She wanted a child so badly, and up to the time of her petition she had not become pregnant.  God, in His kindness, blessed her with a son, Samuel.  When he was very young, she took him back to the Temple to live […]

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It’s Apparent . . . We need to serve the Lord with gladness

Customer service is wonderful when it really is a service. When you are perhaps in a departmental store and you look for customer satisfaction—and it is not provided—doesn’t it make you feel that the customer service department is really not wanting customer satisfaction? We should consider the same principle when we think of serving God.  Teaching […]

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It’s Apparent . . . We all need to make right choices

We are all given opportunities to choose, whether it be what type of ice cream flavor we might desire for desert, or whether we obey the laws of the land.  And, based on those choices, we all experience the consequences from those choices.  If we choose our favorite flavor of ice cream, then we thoroughly […]

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It’s Apparent . . . we need to build on the right foundation!

Rearing children will be one of the most difficult efforts—yet one of the most rewarding efforts—you will ever be involved in! As you do this, your foundation for rearing them will come under greater and greater scrutiny, and you will find this to be a tremendous base that you will go back to over and […]

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It’s Apparent . . . we have work to do

As I consider the necessity of raising up worshippers of the one true and living God, it yet brings parenting into an even more important role and responsibility. I am afraid that too often parents consider the importance of rearing a child who can perform chores around the home, excel in academics and athletics, and […]

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It’s apparent … You need to begin somewhere!

If you are about to commence any major project, the most difficult aspect is often the beginning—simply getting started. Here are two examples: When it comes to a house renovation project, getting all of the details and facts and materials together first is usually what keeps the project from starting. When it comes to exercise […]

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Apparently . . . let’s get started.

No one enters  the world of parenting totally prepared.  And, no one has all of the answers after having their first child.  Each child is unique, which therefore requires intentional parenting with each one.  Although the human element is going to creep in, and sometimes when least expected, you must always rely and realize that God […]

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