she loved Christmas

I have a couple of tributes to my mother-in-law, Jacqueline Beamer, that I plan to write this week on Sharing Love and Truth.  As I sit and listen to the Kenny G Christmas music playing on my stereo (let me explain…), I am reminded of  her love for Christmas. Jackie peacefully stepped over the threshold […]

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ministry of presence

Are we cheating our children of the understanding of God’s PRESENCE by being an earthly model of parenthood marked by ABSENCE? Ouch.  That one hurts, I know.  But it is the question that came to me today as I revisit memories of my years growing up with two parents who understood the ministry of presence. […]

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attention husbands

But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way (Daniel 1:8).  Young Daniel has just entered King Nebuchadnezzar’s three-year palace training program as a result of Babylon’s conquest of Judah.  Being an upright man in the eyes of God, […]

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