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The Question Every Parent Should Be Asking Their Kids

From the time they can speak, we ask them the same question. Over and over, relatives ask. Friends ask, Sunday school teachers ask, random strangers ask. And our children quite cutely respond with whatever strikes their fancy at the moment. It’s fun to hear the answers, to dream with our children. To wonder what’s going… Read More The Question Every Parent Should Be Asking Their Kids

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Ministry Matters: Pastor’s Wife in the Middle

Sunday morning last found us skimming along the highway to church per usual. Somewhere between this exit and that mile marker, the van in front of us suddenly veered off the road and bumped down the hill, straight towards a heavily wooded area. I’m pretty sure I stopped breathing for a few seconds as that… Read More Ministry Matters: Pastor’s Wife in the Middle

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Ministry Matters: The Essential Oil of Empathy

A few nights ago, Tiny Daughter was preparing to go to bed. She skipped into the kitchen where I was washing dishes, hands deep in hot soapy water. She wanted one last kiss and hug. I dried my hands and obliged her, and as we pulled apart, she said something that stopped me in my… Read More Ministry Matters: The Essential Oil of Empathy