Lessons God teaches us

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Sometimes helping loved ones grow up is painful.

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An Uncaring Father

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Thoughts On Newtown

I have avoided posting anything so far about the senseless slaughter of innocent children and teachers in Newtown. I have been looking on Facebook and a few blogs for meaningful comments to share on my blog. Everything that could be said, has been said. And said. And said. One of my Facebook friends poured her heart out on her Facebook page. She Continue reading

The Change That Changes

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Director of John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries.

Each Thursday on “. . .all for God’s Glory” we will feature a post written by Dr. John Ed Mathison

Posted September 5th, 2012 by John Ed Mathison

Several years ago Keith Miller wrote a book, A Second Touch, in which he tells about a twelve year old boy who had a conversation with his dad. Continue reading

Baseball, Girlfriends And God

I was a baseball fanatic as a kid. I played organized little league, and All Stars. When we weren’t playing organized ball we were playing sandlot ball. We lived in a growing sub division with plenty of vacant lots. We lived on a corner lot and our side yard made a Continue reading

Growing up in Shenandoah, Iowa

Do small towns or big cities provide a better place to live and raise a family?

We could discuss this question for decades and be no closer to an answer than we are when we discuss nature or nurture, or which came first: the chicken or the egg?

I can’t speak for those who grew up in sprawling, smog-covered, crime-filled, overcrowded, unfriendly, gang-infested, impersonal urban jungles, because I grew up in a quiet, peaceful small town in the heartland of America–Shenandoah, Iowa, population 5,546.

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