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“Let Jesus use you where you are.”  I’m trying to each day.  Are you?  This song by Josh Wilson reminds us how, and why we should.  ~jdoe “Dream Small” by Josh Wilson It’s a momma singing songs about the Lord It’s a daddy spending family time That the world said he cannot afford These simple…

Happy Anniversary

Anniversaries. Days of celebration. Two have come around. The first is the second anniversary of this blog. And without you, dear readers, it would mean nothing. Thank you to those that follow my blog as well as those that visit occasionally or even just once. I consider it a privilege to write for you and…

Do Unto Others…

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. Did you honor your mother? I made sure to send cards to the three mothers in my life – my mother, my wife and my sister and I also called.  I did this because I love them and it’s that feeling of love that brought me to contemplate…

To My Love

Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate the one we love. I’ve sent out my cards. Yes, I said cardS. Why more than one? I have four significant women in my life – mother, sister, daughter and wife. Each is important to me in unique ways but it’s my wife I want to write about now….

Do It Yourself

Funny, how so many of us become attached to objects because of the memories associated with them.  How many of us have concert or movie ticket stubs from a first date or first time attending such an event?  I know I do. My father passed away earlier this year (see “Dad (Warning, He Cusses)”).  Between…

Sketches, Reflections of Father’s Day

“Who needs fathers?  We all do.  We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start.  Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with…

Happy Father’s Day

“Who needs fathers?  We all do.  We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start.  Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with…

“Live Like You’re Loved”

Because you are. In a recent article Behind The Song: Hawk Nelson Shares The Heart Behind Their New Single “Live Like You’re Loved” written by FreeCCMAbby for FreeCCM we read these wise words from Hawk Nelson’s lead singer Jon Steingard: “God’s love for us is not based on how good we are, it’s based on…

My Five Loves

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  I didn’t want it to slip away completely without saying something about the five Valentines in my life:  my mother, my two sisters, my daughter, and of course my wife. When I think of these five women I am humbled by their strength, loyalty, and acts of love…