Happy New Year! / New Article: Protecting Your Marriage
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- Happy New Year! •
- New Article: Protecting Your Marriage •
- Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! •
- Book Trailer •
Happy New Year!
Well folks, we’re almost there. 2017. It’s coming.
To ring in its arrival (which I assure you I will NOT willfully see due to the fact that I like sleeping), here are some reflection questions:
- Was 2016 a year in which you served others?
- Did you serve God?
- Did you share the gospel at all this past year?
- Did you spend enough quality time with your family to balance out time spent elsewhere?
- Did you ever just sit and think, prayer, and meditate, as you spent time with God?
- Are you now more Christ-like?
Let our answers inform whatever New Year’s resolutions we make.
Protecting Your Marriage
Marriage can sometimes be like the utility closet in your garage—it’s the place all the junk you’ve accumulated throughout your life gets shoved. After a few years, it starts smelling musty and needs cleaning, but that would require opening the door and turning on the light, which might be too overwhelming. Somehow, it can seem easier to ignore the smell. Those closets usually overflow at inopportune times, though, like when you’re trying to wedge a particularly nasty bag of Broken Promises between the Load of Guilt your mother gave you for Christmas and the Resentment your wife got you for your anniversary.
So, you turn on the light and indignantly wonder why someone else has been neglecting the build-up. Then, if you’re anything like me, you furiously pull everything out with the intention of dealing with it but suddenly realize it’s Saturday and the garbage truck doesn’t come until Thursday. Your wife doesn’t want to help, of course, because she’s disgusted with the smell of Your Father’s Criticism when you mix it with the stench of Your Secretary’s Perfume, and promptly tosses a bag of Just Desserts onto your head. And there you are, covered in your marriage and wishing you could hose yourself off in the front yard without your neighbors gossiping about it. Funny as the analogy seems, it is not too different from how many of us treat our marriages: we allow trivial clutter to choke the life and power out of one of the most wonderful, mysterious blessings God has given us. READ MORE…
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New Year’s Boogers
Somewhere between the wee morning hours of January 1st and the late morning hours of January 1st, my children wiped their boogers all over my resolutions.
I think they’ll still do, though. They are, in order of importance: