Monthly Archives: February 2019

No One Can Take You Away From the Place You Always Belong

Longing. The longing to belong. The longing to be loved. The longing deep within. Everyone wants to belong. Band Geeks Belong Not fitting in comes easy to me. Or at least the feeling that I don’t fit in comes easy … Continue reading

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God’s Got Plans – pain and hardship and getting beyond

[Today’s guest post is from Damon J. Gray, a writer who knows pain and what is past the pain.] Donning a look of deep concern, my counselor fixed his eyes on mine and said, “With everything you have been through … Continue reading

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Cara Meredith: “Everything I Ever Needed to Know in Parenting I Learned from Tim Fall” (a guest post)

[I begged Cara Meredith to write a guest post. She did, sending me something I never expected: a beautiful Thank You Note that made me blush. She is quite an encourager as you will soon see. Everyone should be Cara’s … Continue reading

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Fresh Bread Is a Love Language

As Bill Giovannetti pointed out in his recent seminar “How to Write Like Ruth” at the West Coast Christian Writers conference, the Book of Ruth is a love story. It’s not about Ruth and Boaz, Bill said. It’s about the … Continue reading

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How To Dress Better

[From the archives.] I don’t want to show you a picture of what I looked like in the tux I wore for my Senior Ball back in high school, but suffice to say I looked goofy. Same goes for the tux … Continue reading

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The Unknown Encourager – a tale of stress, anxiety, and getting through the weekend

This past weekend was hard. It was great and it was hard. I spent Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon at the West Coast Christian Writers conference. That meant not being home with my wife on Valentine’s Day. She sent me … Continue reading

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Making God Look Better Than He Is – a futile endeavor

Solomon built a temple for the worship of God, a place all Israel could gather together in the name of the Lord. When he finished building the massive temple – stone, and cedar, and gold paneled walls and doors – … Continue reading

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The Valentine’s Day Post That Made My Wife Cry

[An archived post.] Valentine’s Day 1987 Our first Valentine’s Day was supposed to be a romantic affair. I planned a meal for just the two of us, something I would cook in my then-girlfriend’s kitchen and we could eat by … Continue reading

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“I Don’t See Color” – a lazy response to racism and bigotry

“People of color are at a distinct disadvantage in our society.” “Not with me.” “Not with you?” “Not with me. I don’t see color.” “How can you not see color?” “Everybody is the same color to me.” “But they’re not.” … Continue reading

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Babies, Contact Lenses, and Visions of God

My eyesight started to worsen back in high school, but it wasn’t a big deal. By the time I was in law school, I needed glasses for driving because I couldn’t even make out the eye chart at the DMV. … Continue reading

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