Object of Affection Question

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The other day I heard a catchy 80s tune on the radio and stopped channel-flipping. After only a few words filled my ears, my eyes were opened to the blatant difference between growing up with pop music and the modern worship and Christian radio songs I now prefer today.  If you were like me, and spent an adolescence and young adulthood caught up in pop music or the latest hit country song, these songs might ring a bell.  Ponder these titles and even their familiar lyrics for a moment: Continue reading

Prying Loose Your Grip

handsIt’s that sneaky, somewhat subtle or even unnoticeable feeling that can easily be ignored, yet gone unchecked it can ruin relationships, and at the very least fuel frustration for those on the receiving end. Ladies, it’s our curse from the very creation of the human race. Control. Continue reading

Strive to be Godly, but not be God!

As the 2006 spring break approached for our family of 5, we were planning a family trip to Florida: driving 1400 miles each way, eating as many meals in the borrowed RV as possible to save money, limiting our packed clothes to just the necessities to conserve storage space…it was a job only I could do (though do right is what I was really thinking), but was it? God said “Guess again” in this prideful moment of control. It’s been a lesson from which I glean wisdom to this day. Continue reading