Category Archives: Love

Loyal Ladies Lk. 8:1-3, 23:49-56 Jn. 19:25 Mk. 16:1-7

If we compare all the lists of women who traveled a few months with Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem, six are listed by name. They are Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus (and His brothers James and Joseph), Salome … Continue reading

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Our Suffering Savior

Because Jesus is the Son of God, He knew in advance every brutal detail of His suffering and crucifixion. Each day that dawned through Easter week brought Him closer and closer to the gruesome reality. After three years of pouring … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift Jn. 12:1-8

Sometimes when I give a gift, I want to give something they really need or at least really want. When it’s time for me to receive a gift (like before my birthday, or Mother’s Day) my daughter usually asks me … Continue reading

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Surprise Visit Luke 19:1-10

Jericho erupted with the excitement of Jesus’ arrival. He just healed the blind men, and everyone wanted to see Him. As the crowds flooded the streets, Zaccheus rushed to see Him too. But he had a problem. He was too … Continue reading

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Daddy Beckham’s Investment

it is refreshing to see a father invest prime time with his preschool daughter. The busybodies were too busy worrying about Harper’s orthodontic development than about her emotional and psychological well-being. Continue reading

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Water & Sunlight of Nurturing Relationships

“Children don’t care how much we know, until they know how much we care.” Love is crucial to healthy spiritual and emotional development. Parents will naturally love their children. Kids are a living, breathing extension of us. One father told … Continue reading

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Establishing a Healthy Marriage

After we work at enriching our soil by preparing for growth, and modeling character, we need to nurture a healthy marriage. Melba has raised four children who all love the Lord and are close to her and each other. One … Continue reading

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The Home Environment (Part 2): Preparing for Growth

Last week, I bought a small but very healthy basil plant in the produce section of my grocery store. When I got home, I gently slipped the large root ball of thin white roots engulfing a block of soil out … Continue reading

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The Home Environment (Part 1): The Soil

In Virginia, spring is gently making her entrance. The breeze blows softly as my daffodils stretch up to greet the 60 degree weather. As I think of the importance of cultivating character in my children, the most obvious analogy is using plants in a garden. Continue reading

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Early Morning Cocoa

Instilling a daily habit of reading the Bible and prayer. This habit nurtures love for God and gives them an anchor in life. Continue reading

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