Enduring Love

Happy Valentines Day! May you be smothered in hearts, flowers and chocolate! Love songs streaming on Pandora take me back to yesteryear. Lionel Richie and Diana Ross sing their duet “Endless Love.” It sounds so dreamy.

But can we admit a little bit of skepticism on this day, when hype exceeds reality, and for many, loneliness replaces romance?

Broken relationships are not the exception—they’re the norm. Love is fragile and fleeting. Life’s most …

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Resolutions, or Not?

Have you noticed in the last few days, posts in the blogosphere warnings against making New Year’s Resolutions? “They are a guilt-inducing manipulation of over-achievers that end up leaving you discouraged and unmotivated.” OK, I get what they’re saying. But, in the spirit of balance, may I offer you my take on resolutions?

I support New Year’s resolutions for these 5 reasons:

• Resolutions identify what we are striving for in the Christian life. …

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No Time To Memorize

The thought of adding one more thing to my schedule sends me over the edge. I hear you … and I feel the same way. But don’t dismiss memorizing Scripture as incompatible with a busy life.

Because of the value of God’s Word, we don’t want to eliminate spending time in it, but a goal of studying the Bible every single day doesn’t work realistically for everyone. However, when busy people neglect time …

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The Yellow Brick Road

Follow the yellow brick road. When Dorothy found herself in a strange place and didn’t know how to get home, this pig-tailed girl from Kansas heeded the advice of a dubious band of Munchkins. Dorothy and her dog, Toto, met other needy misfits along the way, locked arms, and empowered themselves with the mantra, Follow the yellow brick road. Reaching the wizard was their mission, and this road would lead them there. Danger, discouragement …

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Psalms at Summer's End

The summer went by too quickly. I didn’t get a vacation—“w-a-a-a-a”. Sluggish and weary, I don’t feel mentally geared up for a busy fall.

I run to the Psalms—the book that understands.

Why do I love the Psalms? When I flip over to those pages I find my melancholy self there. In the mix of praise and lament I see me. I linger and listen and learn. Eventually I find my way …

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