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Was it worth it?

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Life is hard. Sometimes it is harder than others. Whenever we suffer setbacks or opposition, it becomes easy to question the value of our efforts. Usually if we’ll keep at it, we’ll be able to look back and see that the hard work pays off.   I remember a season of struggle when I was trying to finish seminary. I had to read about 1000 pages per week and write many papers. And since I was also working full time to try and keep our support costs down, I had to get up no later than 4:30 every morning and put […]

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What’s the bottom line?

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By now most of y’all are aware of the fact that we’re by necessity now looking for a new vehicle for our family. We’ve been a bit overwhelmed by all the factors and decisions we must make in order to buy reliable transportation. So. Many. Questions! Should we buy something new or used? Low mileage and more expensive, or high mileage and cheaper? We have to get something for all six of us. What kind of vehicle will be best? A minivan? An SUV? A “big ‘ol pickup?” A ten-seater “home school wagon?” What will haul all of us and […]

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a rough patch

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We’re about to hit “a rough patch” in Luke. Are you ready? One thing about systematically studying our way through entire books of the Bible is that it keeps us from skipping over the hard parts. The parts that we don’t understand, or worse yet, don’t like or agree with. Oh, we could just “take a little detour” and skip over a section or two, but in the end, we would be doing ourselves a great disservice. If we just look at the parts of the Bible that we like or agree with, or if we just pick out a […]