5 Reasons to Give Blood

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I DISLIKE needles. I always look away when they go to stick me and if I had to watch it may be a much different decision for me. But it's only mildly painful, and it's very important. The last time I went to donate, I read the one stat on one of the papers I filled out that really jumped out at me: Only 37 percent of our country's population is eligible to give blood, and less than 10 percent donate annually..

Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy – Stay in sync spiritually

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I thought that this one was going to be tough. From previous relationships I was in, it seemed like I was never in sync with that person, spiritually. My wife was baptized the year before we were married, and together we grew in our faith throughout our courtship. And we continue to study, learn and grow in our faith - both individually, and together. It is a wonderful blessing to be able to share that drive with my spouse, and to know that we're both striving to be better children of God. And pass that onto our girls.

Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy – Look to the Bible as your guidebook and to Christ as the living example for your marriage

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In our marriage, we have not "arrived". We still fight. We still struggle. But more often then not, we return to His word and strive to be better disciples. When we follow His will, we become better people. And that makes us better for one another, and better parents to our girls. What examples of following His will has helped your marriage?

2013 Father’s Day Celebration – 3 Things I’ve Learned So Far

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I know I still have a LONG way to go before I have any assemblance of parental wisdom. I'm hoping to pick up a few more nuggets of knowledge before our next little one comes along. But so far, here's three things I've learned about being a Dad: Treasure Every Moment, Lead by Example, and Love Your Spouse.

Renegade: Your Faith Isn’t Meant to Be Safe by Vince Antonucci

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Time and time again, the Bible tells us stories of those that went against the grain and stepped outside of their comfort zone to do something great for the Lord. Those days haven't passed.

Why I Go On Mission Trips

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Why do I go on short-term mission trips? We do different things with each trip but helping people and sharing the gospel is always the main thing. It's also an opportunity to take myself out of my comfort zone with technology and work, and focus on His higher calling for my life. One day, God will be calling my whole family to serve somewhere in full-time missions. And we'll say YES!!

One Step Closer to Financial Freedom – No More Car Payment!

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Yesterday, after paying a little extra here and there and building up our savings... we were able to pay off the remaning balance, in full - 21 months early! This has been a great vehicle for us, and has proven to be very reliable. We've made several cross-country trips in it to Tennessee, Kentucky, and down to Laredo, TX and back a couple years ago.

Human Trafficking Around the Super Bowl

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Traffickers use the chaos in the respective host city of the Super Bowl to move victims through. I love the Super Bowl, and I'm excited about the upcoming Harbowl. But I will be praying and thinking about the women and children who's lives are taking a tragic turn this weekend. This kind of thing HAS to stop!!

What About Those Who Never Heard About Christ?

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by Chad Owen Brand Human beings as a lot are incurably religious. The problem is that since these 1 same human beings are also infected by sin, they tend not to desire to honor and glorify the true God, who is righteous and holy. Rather, they tend to make gods for themselves that are pleasing to [...]

A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball by Dwyane Wade

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In reading this book, I was again reminded how important the memories are that I create with my daughter. I learned some other ways to encourage and relate to my children, and I look forward to the wonderful journey of fatherhood ahead of me.
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