Skydiving with God

Have you ever gone skydiving? Krista gave me a jump for my birthday early on in our marriage. It was something I always wanted to do. As I was putting on my suit, I began to get nervous, yet was looking forward to the excitement I knew would come. When...

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Oh deer!

They congratulate me for hitting it straight on. Apparently it’s not a good idea to swerve. Frankly, I had no choice. All of a sudden it was there, smack dab in front of my car. We had only lived in Kansas for 10 months and we’d hit our first deer....

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I want toys, too

I remember one Christmastime when I was a teacher. I took some students to a toy drive to help sort toys for kids from impoverished families. The room was filled with a lot of really great toys. As I was sorting, I often thought, “Ashtyn or Graham would like this.”...

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Meaningless! Meaningless!

I often hear Christians cavalierly using God’s name in vain. We know this is forbidden in the 10 Commandments (Ex. 20:7), yet what does it mean and how serious is it? The word “vain” here means “empty.” It is the way Solomon uses it in Ecclesiastes, “Vanity of vanities! All...

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Just listen

I was taking Graham on a little walk the other day. When it was time to return, I called him. He looked at me with that impish grin of his and just kept going in the opposite direction. I called him again, now getting frustrated. He still refused to come....

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Would Jesus ignore you?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Jesus walked the streets of Hillsboro today? Whom would He call to be His disciples? Whom would He take to Panda Kitchen to have a meal with? Whose homes would He visit? To better answer these questions, we need to...

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Are you dangerous?

People often ask us why we moved to Kansas. Frankly speaking, I’m not sure except that this is where God led us. So I know He has a reason that He hasn’t yet made clear to me. But I do know what I’m not here for. While I was considering...

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