Category Archives: Family

Mother, an Image of God

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yes, but also the image of mother is used to speak of God. On this Mother’s Day, reflections on God as mother. God watched his people suffer the consequences of their sin in Babylonian captivity. … Continue reading

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To Please My Father

Jesus described his relationship with his Father. “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:29). My father was skilled in all things carpentry, plumbing, electrical, … Continue reading

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My Father’s Blessing

Isaac called his son Esau to come to him. Old, sensing his life was fading, this father said to his son, “Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I … Continue reading

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day 2016

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It’s what you leave behind you when you go” (“Three Wooden Crosses”). My father was a small man with a large heart. His heart held a deep faith. … Continue reading

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“Keep Loving Jesus”–Celebrating My Mother’s Life

I spoke at my mother’s funeral on June 4. A cousin, who was not able to be with us, requested I send her a copy of my message. I decided to do so by posting the message below. Reading it … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts for Your Children

Children add something so special to this season. I have precious childhood memories of Christmas. How precious are the memories, even more so, of our own children and Christmas. Now the grandchildren. As I reflect on Christmases past and present, … Continue reading

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