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A Pleasant Trip to the Ridge

Last weekend, Cheryl, Michael & I drove to Morganton, North Carolina, where I was called to serve as Senior Pastor at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. It was a very emotional time for us, as it ended a three-year odyssey through a valley of suffering and disappointment. 946 more words

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How will you feel when you give your child a gift and as he/she collects it without any appreciation leave your presence?
How will you feel when your partner ask you to do something by commanding? 140 more words

Parenting Tips & Advice

Family Gingerbread House Contest Dec. 2014

For the last several years, our family (kids & spouses) has had a Gingerbread House contest during the Christmas season. This year’s is a bit late, since we didn’t get together with the kids until the week after Christmas, at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. 191 more words

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Thanksgiving on the Prairie

Thanksgiving has become perhaps our very favorite family holiday in recent years, and we were looking forward to it even more this year, with our grandbabies coming in. 1,602 more words

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Praying For Your Family

The first chapter of Job describes the central character of this book as a man who was not only “blameless” and “upright” before God (:1) but as one who loved his family, and ministered to them spiritually. 276 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies

"The Little Condo on the Prairie" 11-21-14

I know it’s supposedly “Thanksgiving” holiday, but with the grand babies coming in we see it more as:

The kids and grandkids should be on their way to Norman today, and boy, have we been getting ready for them! 995 more words

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The Little Condo on the Prairie (10-28-14)

We enjoy our family’s fantasy football league, “Try Ruling the World Some Time”, named after the phrase from the movie, “The Princess Bride.” Each of our teams also has a “Princess Bride” name — for example, mine is “Wait Till I Get Going”, Cheryl’s is “Humiliations Galore”, and Paul’s is “Cummerbund.” We all get a kick out of following the games, and it bring us all together — well, for the most part, as you can see in our first couple of stories from this week’s “Little Condo”: 688 more words

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