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Becoming Refreshers

“Uh-oh, look who’s coming. Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact.  Quick — say something to me about this flower arrangement.” “Flower arrangement? Oh…uh… What a great flower arrangement! Those florists sure did a bang-up job on it this week.  Don’t you think?” “Yes, indeed.  Why, just look at those colors, the way they’re blended […]

Men and Women’s Real Love Needs

by Harold and Bette Gillogly This month we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary (June 11)!  Yes, we’re getting older.  But who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks?  We’re still learning.  And as long as we are open to what God wants to do in our lives, He will keep on teaching us new ways […]

Keep Your Home Fire Burning

by Bob & Yvonne Turnbull As Susan drove home, she wondered what Jeff had up his sleeve. She hadn’t been able to concentrate since receiving his call earlier in the day.  “The kids are staying at your mom’s this weekend.  See if you can get away a little early so you can get a bag […]

Respect and Love (Pt. 1 of 2)

Have you ever wondered why the Bible commands husbands to love their wives and turns around and commands wives – not to love, but to respect their husbands? (Ephesians 5:33) If you have been out and about lately you have probably heard of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs who wrote the book Love and Respect, and conducts […]

Encourager or Critic

We are commanded by the Holy Spirit to encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thess. 5:11). If you know the Lord, then, hopefully, you take this command pretty seriously.  You try your best to encourage those who are DIScouraged.  But is that enough? Is there more to this command than meets the […]

Three Practical Communication Tools

What is a good marriage?  Some people think a good marriage is one that stays the same through the years.  But there is something desperately sedimentary about a marriage that does not change.  How can a relationship not change one way or another when everything around us is changing so quickly?  Our circumstances, friends, jobs, […]