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What are Friends For?

by Harold and Bette Gillogly I guess this Seeds for Growth article grows out of our intensified sense of need we described in the HI-LYTER.  Perhaps it’s true you never realize the true value of something until you do without it for awhile.  Here in Nashville we have done without close friends for nearly a […]

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 […]

Don’t Mess With God’s Pictures

by Harold and Bette Gillogly Our wedding picture sits on the bookshelf in our living room.  A young, starry eyed couple smiles expectantly from inside an ornate silver frame, displayed for all to see.  That’s our picture, and it is very special to us.  If you tore it or in any way damaged that picture, […]

When in Grief – Take Flight

When one is in the initial stages of grief, the natural tendency is to take flight—flight from people and flight from God—pushing both away from you. After April 28, 1992, when Riverside County made their decision against our use of Spring Meadows, Idyllwild, California, we struggled with that tendency. We entered a grieving process—just as […]

Our Love Story

by Harold & Bette Gillogly Over the years, we have been asked how we met and fell in love.  So we decided we had better write it all down while our minds are still clear enough to remember the details.  It is especially appropriate we write this now, as this Sunday (June 11, 2000) will […]

Love and Respect (Pt. 2 of 2)

Are you glued? Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 KJV)  We quoted the King James Version here because it uses the word “cleave.”  Great word – “cleave.”  It means “to be glued together.”  God’s design is that you, […]

Ministry vs. Manipulation

Ministry is our commitment to love in shoe leather.  When we minister to our mate, we are focusing on them and their needs.  This is not an easy calling.  It’s much easier to focus on our own needs and try to manipulate our partner into meeting them.  But every Christian spouse has been called to […]

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 […]

When in Grief – Take Flight

Yes, it’s true.  These are hard times for America.  Our economy is deeply wounded.  The stock market is on a roller coaster.  Some folks have lost their retirement. Others have lost their jobs.  In addition, our country is in a life and death struggle with Muslim extremists who are bent on our destruction. All this […]