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This Old Barn

Recently I helped my family finish tearing down an old barn on their property.  It was probably 75 years old!  As we cleaned up the rotting wood and rubble I found lots of interesting things lost over the years (not to mention the bees and snake that found us).  There […]

Dealing With Anxiety

Anyone deal with anxiety?  Me too.  Surprised?  Stress, fear, worry, uncertainty and a host of other anxiety issues come at all of us in varied proportions.  Sometimes anxiety hits us when we least expect it.  The other day I was headed to an important meeting I thought started at 3:30pm.  […]

Avoiding Sin

I once saw a bumper sticker that said, “Lead me not into temptation. I can find it myself.” Jesus knew that we are easily tempted, so He taught us to pray, “Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one“ (Matthew 6:13).  Does this imply God […]

Ants In Your Pants?

“Tate’s clothes in his closet are covered in ants.”  That was the text my wife sent me before church as I was counseling with a couple this past week.  Talk about “ants in your pants”!   After church I stopped by the store, bought some ant spray, and went home […]

The Trusted Path

My two-year-old son Tate really wanted to walk by himself to his Pop and Gran’s house this past week.  They live a short ways down our dead end street and both my girls have always enjoyed walking to their house and spending time with them.  Tate had never walked by […]