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God With Us

    Merry Christmas friend! Welcome to The Warming House! Come on in and join me for a tour of my home. As we wander, let’s chat a little about “God with us.”      David talked about it in Psalm 139:7-10. He prayed to

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Was Jesus Perfect or Not? The Answer Changes Everything.

We met a homeless guy on our trip to Maui. Found him and his leathery tanned face by the stone wall at the harbor working reeds into baskets. His Bible sat next to him. The conversation started out easy. Pretty soon he began talking about

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After the Grammy Awards . . . Same Love

Did you see the Grammy awards the other night? How about the wedding ceremony conducted by Queen Latifah? Queen Latifah started with, “We’re gathered to celebrate love and harmony.” Then she led the union of 33 marriages – some heterosexual, many same-sex. Before the wedding

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Jesus: Fully God/Fully Man and Why It’s Important

Hi friends! The Christmas season always leads me to ponder the entrance of our holy God into a broken world. Have you ever been curious about the fact that Jesus was a human who claimed to be God? Have you wondered how that was possible,

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Our Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Christmas

Last weekend, my husband and I took our family to New York to celebrate our daughter’s graduation from college. Shows, shopping, sightseeing, and family time filled our days. Yesterday (Christmas Eve) we left for the airport in the dark of early morning. We were all

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For Those Who Need to Know They Can

Today I’m sending some encouragement your way. Thought you might be able to use a little of that today! First – something to make you smile. Last week I drove into the school parking lot to drop my son off. We pulled up next to

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Getting to Heaven

Have you ever heard the complaint circulating these days regarding the path to heaven outlined in the Bible? The complaint that there can’t be only one way because that would make God horribly insensitive and unsympathetic.  Last summer I spent an afternoon talking to a

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Raising Boys to Manhood – Expect the Greater Reward

Last night, my husband heard the story of a young man who has grown up deeply wounded because of his dad’s inattention. The story came up during dinner with a friend who shared an update on a former coworker named Brian. Brian and his wife divorced

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What it Takes to Be a Person of Revolutionary Compassion

  Compassion is extremely trendy these days. It’s the thing to do – especially among young adults. Demonstrations of compassion break down walls, bring people together, create synergy, and build community. For those we serve, it soothes wounds, brings healing, births hope. For the agent

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Do I Have to Forgive to be Forgiven?

  Receiving forgiveness is incredible, overwhelming, freeing . . . like refreshing water soaking into the crusty, cracked ground of an aching soul. But granting forgiveness . . . tough, brutal, near impossible for some. We gladly receive it, but struggle to give it. Jesus said,

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