Grow Your Marriage by Enhancing Your Love Maps (b196)

Continue getting to know your significant other. That’s a principle for making love last that Dr. John Gottman has discovered over his decades of research. He calls it “enhancing your love map.” Dr. Gottman writes: Without such a love map, you can’t really know your spouse. And if you don’t really know someone, how can […]

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Crowd-sourced Wisdom from Church Last Sunday (b195)

Last Sunday I crowd-sourced part of my sermon with some great wisdom as a result. Here’s what happened: I was preaching on the third chapter of Ruth. In that chapter, I noticed that Ruth had to do something that we all must do from time to time: wade into circumstances of unknown outcome. Every one of […]

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Ask Yourself This Question During Difficult, Trying or Confusing Times (b194)

Oh, man, was I tired last Sunday morning! One of the things you can’t do as a pastor is take a sick day on Sunday just because you are tired. As frosting on this “tired-day” cake, I had Confirmation Class from 1pm-3pm Sunday afternoon. I seriously considered cancelling Confirmation Classes because I was head-nodding, micro-napping tired. […]

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Minimalist Week

Hi Friends, My blog has not gone dormant. This week is super busy and I haven’t gotten to my blog. Next week I should be able to resume my regular 3-5 posts per week. In the mean time, here’s something to think about:   Subscribe to get email notifications of new posts Your email will never […]

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4 Essential Steps for Your Emotional/Relational Disaster Preparedness Plan (b189)

Emergency planners will tell you it’s if you have an emergency, it’s when you have an emergency.  As I type this, Hurricane Matthew is preparing to bear down on my home and family. I feel ok because we are prepared. The most basic plan for emergencies involves having four things in place: Awareness of Your Surroundings and […]

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