6 ways to help a friend who has been laid off

Helping someone who has been laid off Obviously, when someone is laid off, it can be a tough situation for everyone involved.  People left behind are generally left with more work to do with less resources.  Further, those still at work may feel a little guilty at the feeling of relief they have over keeping…

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On being a great father

(This is part 2 of a series on being a father. Here is part 1 of our series on fatherhood)   How my father made choices Why did I choose butterfingers every time? Because it is what my dad chose… And I knew he could do whatever he wanted.  Choose what he wanted. And that…

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What type of father are you?

What does it mean to be a father?   A while ago I preached on “everlasting Father” from Isaiah’s prophetic description of Jesus.  One of the topics that i mention about fathers is the power they/we have… So often children’s engagement with reality is impacted by the father… Moreover, a child’s first and most intuitive belief in…

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Are you in a boring marriage?

(This is a preview of one topic we will be covering in our men’s conference this evening. To register for the conference, call our office at 903-561-8955) Is your marriage boring? Sometimes you hear people say that they are in a boring marriage. They aren’t stimulated intellectually like they once were. They aren’t as excited about spending time…

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What is mental illness?

Better understanding mental illness Let me teach for one second on the word “merely.” As I have understood it, the word “mere” was originally an alcohol term. (My friend, fellow warrior and student minister Paul McKenzie would appreciate this.) It referenced a completely unmixed drink. No water. No ice. No olives. Nothing but the alcohol…

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How much time should a husband and wife spend together?

  How much time does a married couple need together? I was recently asked to comment on the question of how much time a husband and wife should spend together… and most often this actually takes the form of “how much time is it reasonable to for me to ask my spouse to spend with…

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A new treasure principle

  “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Jesus the Christ, Matt 13:44, NASU)   Years ago, I saw an edition of the Antiques Road Show…

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