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Three Reasons to Take a Vacation This Summer
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As I write this, I’m packing because Steve and I are leaving for vacation early tomorrow morning. Ah, there’s nothing quite like vacation! This year, we’ll have three of our four kids and their families with us. Eight of our … Read More

Three Thoughts from our Trip to Israel
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  Over the past week, Steve and I were in Israel with our global leadership team from Reach Beyond. We had an amazing vision summit, but we also had the chance to visit several significant sights while there. The trip … Read More

Five Ways to Deal With Criticism
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Unfortunately, it’s a part of life. You will get criticized!   Learning to handle criticism has been a difficult journey for me. At times I have handled it well on the surface, while underneath it eroded a truck load of … Read More

Why You Need To Be Your Own Gatekeeper
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The Sons of Korah were keepers of the gates of the tabernacle. As gatekeepers they were positioned at the gate of the Synagogue, overseeing who came in and out to worship. In Psalm 84:10, they wrote, “Better is one day … Read More

A Recipe for Contentment
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If there’s anything that destroys our joy in life, it’s when we compare our situation to that of others. Comparing leads to envy.   The conversation in our head might go something like this, “Why did he get that promotion … Read More

Where is Jesus in Your Unexpected?
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When life takes an unexpected turn, it’s easy to miss what Jesus is doing in the mix. That was the case for the disciples.   After the resurrection, the disciples weren’t sure what they should do so they did what … Read More

Why Your Friendships Are Important
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 As I write this, Steve and I have our close friends Greg and Jill in town. We’ve been friends for years. During a rough season in our lives, Greg and Jill were there, supporting, praying, and processing with us. During … Read More