Category: Knowing God

God’s Love Language

Gary Chapman wrote a book in 1992 called The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Chapman’s conclusion is that there are five emotional love languages—five ways that people speak and understand emotional love. They are: 1.    Words of Affirmation – using words of respect and love to build up your spouse 2.    Quality Time – giving your spouse your undivided attention; spending time together 3.    Gifts – giving things to your spouse which shows you

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The Perfect Father

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember going flying with my Dad. He was an experienced pilot and loved flying a Glider, sometimes called a Sailplane. It’s a light aircraft with no engine that is designed to stay aloft for long periods soaring on currents of air. I don’t have a complete recollection of the day, just bits and pieces of memories. I remember the feeling of

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He Delights in You

Recently I’ve gotten to spend time with my precious grandchildren. Whenever I know I will be  with them I am filled with pure delight. They bring me such pleasure and joy. They may be laughing or fussy, happy or tired, or maybe even a little smelly – I don’t care.  Just being in the same room brings me pure joy! Every visit we have, I am delighted to see these

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Undistracted

It’s been a beautiful day here in Israel.    Yes, Israel. Tonight is our second night in a small town by the Sea of Galilee. I am here in Israel along with a group from my church for 11 days and so far the trip has exceeded my expectations. You would think that in a country like this with such rich biblical history, that it would be easy to stay

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I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.

Into the Word

How can we have a more intimate relationship with God? With any friendship we grow closer to someone by spending time with them. By getting to know who they are, what they like and dislike, their purposes and desires. So how can we find out all these things about our Heavenly Father? A daily time of solitude with God and His Word, the Bible, is one of the key components

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"I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep and they know me."

Practicing God’s Presence

When each new year begins, I usually make a couple of resolutions. They normally have to do with my diet, health, or attitude. How about you? Have you made any new year’s resolutions for yourself this year? I decided that instead of making personal resolutions that I may or may not stick with, I would set one main goal this year and carry it through. My goal is to grow

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Eager Anticipation

An-ti-ci-pation… An-ti-ci-pa-aa-tion is making me wait. Is keeping me wai-aa-aa-aa-aa-ting. Do you remember that old song by Carly Simon? If not, maybe you at least remember the commercial where it was used. It was an ad for ketchup. While the song was playing “anticipation” you saw a bottle of ketchup upside down and it was so thick and rich that it was taking forever to come out of the bottle.

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He Sees Me

Early this year I was feeling low, surrounded by thoughts of being undeserving and unaccepted.  This is a deep place that I find myself in from time to time. Although I knew that God was with me, my own negative voices made it hard to hear God’s whispers of love. I decided to take a few days away to be alone and spend time in prayer and the Word to

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