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Jun 04, 2020 14:00pm

What not to do

He desires for you to have a joyful soul but not at the expense of a holy life.

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Jun 01, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting-Part Two: “Train up a Child”

This is the second of a three-part parenting series. Part One is at https://lifeword.org/blog/christian-parenting-part-one-laying-the-foundation/ The goal of parenting is to […]

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May 28, 2020 14:00pm

Family Blessings

During the holiday seasons, cherish the time with our family.

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May 25, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting Part One: Laying the Foundation

Parenting. Now, that’s an emotionally charged word! It is no exaggeration to say that parenting can bring the highest highs […]

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May 24, 2020 08:00am

Biggest Understatement of all Time: Parenting is Hard

My kids are out of control.  Before coronavirus, we had such a nice routine. Might I take a moment to brag?  They […]

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May 23, 2020 08:00am

Christian Men: What is Your Family Mission Statement?

Foundational to any business operation is a healthy mental framework that undergirds the direction of the company. Maintaining a robust […]

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May 20, 2020 08:00am

Open Letter to Those Heroic Teachers

Dear Teachers, THANK YOU! Two simple words that say so much, yet not quite enough. Especially this year, this crazy, […]

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May 15, 2020 08:00am

A Newlywed’s Take on the Stay-at-Home Order

When the first whispers of the coronavirus started reaching the United States, I wasn’t concerned. My freshman year of college, […]

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May 14, 2020 14:00pm

Clear Instructions

God gave clear instructions on what to do after the flood: give life, do not take it.

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May 12, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us

No matter how much evil may abound, God promises His love.

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May 12, 2020 08:00am

Tilling the Garden of Your Marriage

Springtime means gardens for many people. While my husband and I have tried our hand at vegetable gardens before, it […]

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May 10, 2020 08:00am

God Loves Us: What Does That Really Mean?

God loves me first. Before I was even born, he knew my name, and he knew yours too.  God loved […]

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May 08, 2020 08:00am

Being a Heroic Husband is all About One Thing

My favorite scenes in action movies are when the protagonist begins training to defeat his/her foe.  It is during this […]

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May 07, 2020 14:00pm

Wait on God’s “OK”

By waiting on God, we bring honor to Him.

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May 06, 2020 08:00am

Feeling Wilted? Grow Some Roots

There once was a soybean farmer who was interviewed for his great harvest.  Despite difficult growing conditions, he had managed […]

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Apr 30, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us.

He loves us in spite of our worries and insecurities.

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Apr 28, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How to be a Superhero Husband

Husband, never underestimate how much your wife craves your attention.   A wife’s heart sings when her husband picks up on […]

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Apr 14, 2020 14:00pm

Tracing it Back

Because of our ancestors, we ALL have sin and are in need of a Savior.

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Apr 12, 2020 08:00am

Jesus, Most Influential Life of All Time

On behalf of the family of Jesus, I would like to thank you for your expressions of love during this […]

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Apr 07, 2020 14:00pm

Life isn’t fair

No matter what you’ve done, what you’ve said or where you’ve been, reach out to God today.

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Apr 05, 2020 08:00am

Here’s One Way God Changes us Through our Children

I once read a story about a kid that started a lawn mower with the oil cap loose. The kid […]

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Apr 02, 2020 14:00pm

Give God Your Best

They are doing these things because they know we want them to, not because they want to.

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Apr 01, 2020 08:00am

It’s Better to Just Give up Your Pancakes – A Lesson in Generosity

There is within us a deep joy in giving. It’s beneath the layers of callouses and fears that plague our […]

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Mar 30, 2020 08:00am

How Husbands can be Life-giving, Sacrificing, and Wife-Affirming Men

The quality of a man’s marriage life is based on his ability to die to himself. Healthy marriages are intentionally built on selflessness and […]

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Mar 26, 2020 14:00pm

We can’t do it

He provided a sacrifice. An innocent gave its life to cover the sins of mankind.

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Mar 19, 2020 14:00pm

You can run but You can’t hide

Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.

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Mar 13, 2020 08:00am

Chaos of the Heart: Who’s Really in Control Here?

I recently read, “Heart chaos is the result of a worship disorder, not circumstances”. You see, my world is anything […]

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Mar 10, 2020 14:00pm

Made for Each Other

We are a team because God designed it that way.

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Mar 09, 2020 08:00am

Is it Ever OK to Pull the Plug?

There are a growing number of people who are getting on the bandwagon to endorse euthanasia.   Euthanasia may be defined […]

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Mar 08, 2020 08:00am

An Honest, Truthful Conversation About an Emotional Topic

It is with a good dose of humility I wish to write a post on abortion. I desire for this […]

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Mar 05, 2020 14:00pm

Choice

God wants us to choose Him.

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Mar 04, 2020 08:00am

I Think We Can All Agree: No More Killing Human Babies

Abortion is only a political issue because we’ve allowed it to become one. Every time I write about it, someone […]

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Mar 02, 2020 08:00am

Addiction’s Grip and What Happens When You Surrender

“Life isn’t worth living without it.”  Those six words spoken by my dad brought my world racing into high-definition focus […]

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Feb 29, 2020 13:00pm

Make Yourself Mentally Uncomfortable with Abortion

We humans are a funny breed, aren’t we? We often don’t get serious about something until we see it. For whatever reason, […]

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Feb 27, 2020 14:00pm

Three Ways to Rest

When we rest in God’s presence, He makes Himself known to us.

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Feb 26, 2020 08:00am

Heroic Husbandry: Part One

The chief instinct of a man is self-preservation, self-promotion, and really just about anything self.  We aim to serve our own […]

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Feb 25, 2020 14:00pm

Best for Last

We were set apart from every other living thing – not only were we given a voice to speak, but we were given a conscience and a soul. From the beginning, we were created with the ability to choose.

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Feb 25, 2020 08:00am

4 Purposes of Marriage the World Doesn’t Talk About

Let’s face it, divorce is commonplace in America today and it almost seems rarer for a couple to stay together […]

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Feb 07, 2020 08:00am

Avoiding the Vortex of Valentine’s Day

Want to know why? Because it’s the day where people compare themselves to others and standards are set by society […]

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Feb 03, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How You Know You’re Ready to Marry One of Those Fish

There are a lot of questions when dating or talking to someone you are interested in.  In the beginning stages, […]

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Jan 30, 2020 08:00am

10 Dating Commitments Teenagers MUST Make

The world of dating is about as convoluted as you’d expect. Two messed-up sinners trying to figure out not only […]

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Dec 17, 2019 08:00am

What Does “Home for the Holidays” Really Mean?

During the holiday season, we always hear about going home or other family members coming home. It got me thinking […]

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Dec 12, 2019 08:00am

A Life-Giving Home for the Holidays

During the holiday season, we always hear about going home or other family members coming home. It got me thinking […]

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Dec 11, 2019 08:00am

Five Ways to Cope With the Holidays When You’ve Lost a Loved One

Christmas is hard. Once you’ve lost someone you love, it’s bittersweet at best and terribly painful at worst. It’s a […]

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Dec 02, 2019 08:00am

When Culture Defines a Family

What happens when society redefines family? Our teenagers are sorting through the wounds of a generation’s idea that family is whatever […]

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Nov 25, 2019 08:00am

When Your “House” is on Fire

I have always struggled with my tongue. From arguing to sarcasm to sharp, cutting words. I have memorized and meditated […]

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Nov 11, 2019 08:00am

Three Ways to Parent Your Child’s Heart

I’m just a dad.  I don’t have a PhD in parenting. I haven’t studied personality theory nor have I researched […]

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Nov 06, 2019 08:00am

Rescue From Rebellion

A salvation story doesn’t have to be R-rated to be powerful. We may not all be saved from a life […]

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Nov 02, 2019 08:00am

Mike and Laura Beth: From Brokenness to Mending by the Potter

Mike: Sin and Brokenness “…Looking back,  I see there was no actual desire to pursue the things of God…  Nonetheless, […]

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Nov 01, 2019 08:00am

5 Promises to You, My Daughter

Often when I put my daughter to bed I will not only pray with her, but I’ll catch myself repeating […]

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