How to Win an Argument

Last night, our daughter (kindergarten) told us she thought she was making people sad, that she wasn’t good but bad. She said that her friends don’t want to be her friends anymore and they don’t want to play with her. Naturally, we were just a […]

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What Easter Really Means: Justice

Justice and mercy. At first those things seem mutually exclusive. Dichotomies. But they are not! You can’t have love without justice. God loves us, but God’s justice prevents us from being with him – except for Jesus on the cross. Today is Good Friday. It […]

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What Easter Really Means: Forgiveness

I have often heard the phrase “forgiveness isn’t free”. Freely given, but not free. I see it often in my own relationships, perhaps most clearly with my daughter. She’s six, and as perfect as can be (I’m not biased or anything). Still, despite the perfection, […]

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Rules for God’s Daughters: Part 5

(Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through them. Read my disclosure policy here.) Welcome to part 5 of “Rules for God’s Daughters”! If you’re just joining us, this a 6-post series […]

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Spilled Milk

“Don’t cry over spilled milk.” The old adage that means we shouldn’t worry or get upset over something unimportant. It’s not the end of the world, because we can clean it up or fix it. Spilled milk on the stove – just a drop! – […]

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Messes, Failure and Other Gods

I worship the One True God. Idolatry is abhorrent to me. But what if I have other gods and I don’t even realize it? What am I putting before Him? Idol’s aren’t just wood and stone. February 18. I’m sitting at the dining table reading […]

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Icicles and Attitude

(Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through them. Read my disclosure policy here.) “March” in Michigan means “unexpected”. One week shone 60° and sunny. The weekend poured wet and windy, thunder shaking […]

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