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Month: January 2022

God’s Little Jerks

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness . . . Ephesians 6:14 I have considerable drive time every day, which I usually use to think about the Bible passage for the next day’s blog. I’m sure that sounds very spiritual, but yesterday, as I was…
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Life Lessons from Fantasy Football

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 Years ago, while in residency, all the guys got together to form a fantasy football league. I signed up and had good intentions, but I lost interest…
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Nobody Wants to Do This

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man . . .…
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We’re All a Little Borderline

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 In psychiatry, the borderline personality disorder is defined by multiple symptoms but perhaps the most obvious is a pervasive…
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The Morning Routine

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11 I slept in a pair of shorts last night. In a little bit though, I’ll leave for my Saturday morning…
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Growing Up to Help Them Grow Up

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 I’ve had more than a few no-so-stellar parenting moments of which my kids occasionally remind me. Once, when they were maybe four and five years old, we were out playing in the snow…
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Raising Our Children Right

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Ephesians 6:1-3 I know that good parenting doesn’t guarantee that our kids won’t make mistakes.…
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What My Wife Needs

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33 I’d been married for a few years when I read a book* detailing the different needs that men and women have in marriage. If you’d have asked me previously, I’d have said…
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Two Lives Bound Together as One

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Ephesians 5:31 I recently attended a distant wedding and on the way, I picked up my parents who rode with me. It was a beautiful ceremony, prompting me to contemplate wedding vows and…
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Love Your Wife

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her . . . In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. Ephesians 5:25-28 In my drug addiction, I engaged in tremendously selfish behavior, pursuing only me and my appetite at a terrible cost to those…
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