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Claire and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart

What is that in your hand?

We can cling to our own preferences so tightly that they can keep us from serving God. Moses fell into that trap. He had been a shepherd for forty years and he became comfortable in that role. God had a… Continue Reading →

Never Settle For Normal

Never Settle For Normal: The Proven Path to Significance and Happiness by Jonathan Parnell challenges the reader not to settle for a normal life but to experience a life of significance and happiness. I liked the emphasis of the book; however,… Continue Reading →

Two empty pathways

There are many ways that people may go astray. As you look at your life, you may see pathways that have led you astray. God informed the prophet Jeremiah of two fundamental empty pathways that His people have taken. These… Continue Reading →

Who is calling?

What is your response when you’re given an important assignment? We may have a number of reservations. At the forefront of our thinking is the question, “Who am I?” The reason is that we may feel inadequate for the task…. Continue Reading →

Are you walking in freedom?

All of us have experienced the disappointment of overcoming a negative belief or habit only to fall back into the same old routine. It seems as though we take three steps forward, but two steps back. In frustration we may… Continue Reading →

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo and illustrated by Yuko Uramoto is a graphic depiction of Kondo’s principles of how to get clutter under control. The story presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman who struggles… Continue Reading →

Our gracious God

How do you handle difficulties when they seem beyond your ability? When we look at our resources and the magnitude of the problems we’re facing, they may seem overwhelming. There are numerous situations that seem beyond our ability but we… Continue Reading →

Do you know the secret of the easy yoke?

What comes to your mind when you think of a yoke? The root word means to join together. It’s used metaphorically to join together or it may refer to a burden. A yoke is a heavy wooden beam that fits… Continue Reading →

Today’s Sermon in 10 Tweets

Today we looked at Matthew 11:28-30 and learned that when we come to Jesus and take His yoke and learn from Him that we can experience His rest. 1. People want the benefits of margin without making the corresponding changes… Continue Reading →

Freedom in Christ Conference

Jeanne and I had the opportunity to attend the Freedom in Christ North American Summit conducted in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Freedom in Christ ministries exists to help people “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles them so… Continue Reading →


Mark Batterson’s book, Whisper, gives practical advice on how to hear the voice of God. He illustrates the importance  and necessity of hearing from God. We often invest time treating the symptoms while we’re ignoring the cause. Batterson asserts the… Continue Reading →

My heart problem

I have a heart problem and the truth is so do you. The Bible teaches that as a result of the fall (Genesis 3:6) every part of man – our mind, emotions, and will have been corrupted by sin. That’s… Continue Reading →

The type of people that all of us need

We enjoy people who encourage us and tell us what we like to hear, but do we have people in our lives who tell us what we need to hear? These are people who not only accept us for who… Continue Reading →

Where is your true home?

This past week I watched as my good friend slowly left this life to enter the presence of Jesus. It’s never easy as we say good-by to a dear friend. I read these comforting words of Jesus as He spoke… Continue Reading →

Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath reveals what he learned after he received devastating news as a teenager. Here is his story, At age 16, I was playing basketball with friends when I… Continue Reading →

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