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Tamar’s Story

A few nights ago, my roommate and I sat at our kitchen table drinking hot mugs of herbal tea and poring over the story of Tamar and Amnon. Do you remember that one? Just in case you don’t, let me refresh your memory: While King David reigned over Israel, his eldest son, Amnon, fell under great…

Your’s, Mine and Our’s

There’s a great old movie, Your’s, Mine and Our’s. It’s been redone since the original 1968 version, but I am partial to Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. It’s the story of a widower with 10 children and a widow, the mother of eight. They unexpectedly fall in love and tackle the overwhelming challenge of uniting…



Recently our church walked through a series called The Blessing. In the final weeks of this series, our pastors asked, “How are you a blessing to those around you?” For the first two years of our marriage, we lived in a small house in upstate New York. Our little rental home was perfect for the…

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