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All Gave Some; Some Gave All

I was 20 years old when I joined the Army. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what my future would hold. The triumph and loss, the thrills and heartaches; filled with dreams and aspirations I set off to serve my country confident of the beginning and unsure of the end. I had no idea what …

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Easter

From the burgeoning early church comes the tradition of greeting one another on Resurrection Sunday by exclaiming, “He is risen!” met by the refrain, “He is risen indeed.” For Jesus followers, Resurrection Sunday, commonly called Easter, celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah and the inauguration of a new covenant between God and humanity. The details surrounding the …

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For Those in the Military, Community is the New Family

Like every military family, mine is well acquainted with the separation and loss that come from the demands of military life. As the Lord has transitioned us from one place to another, from one assignment to the next, we have experienced the privilege of connecting in community with many different people, as well as the frequently sad task of saying …

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Marriage Isn’t The Problem

*For this week’s post I must begin by giving my thanks to those who have helped me understand marriage along the way. Especially my parents, who have modeled great marriage for me and others for 49 years, and my friends Jerry and Dave who have vulnerably shared their triumphs and failures in their marriages with me. I am no doubt …

A Great Wedding Feast, and You’re Invited

As we approach the spring many couples will begin the joyous and often arduous task of planning the perfect wedding. Here in our Western culture, weddings are a huge affair centered on the bride and great care is usually taken to insure everything is just perfect on that special day. In the Middle East, weddings are an even bigger event …