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04/25/2019

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Skip Lloyd   My dad was a stickler when it came to integrity. My dad modeled integrity to my sister and me. In other words, he didn’t preach one thing and practice another. My dad understood the need to build a strong character (such as integrity) because it’s a non-negotiable...

04/11/2019

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Skip Lloyd   We all desire Christ’s peace. That’s a given. But the question is, how do you arrive at that peace? I believe you receive this peace when you come to Him with a thankful heart. I believe gratitude is always a choice.   I love the attitude of Matthew Henry...

03/28/2019

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Skip Lloyd   I love how practical the Bible is. It teaches us about marriage and how to love. It teaches us about finances. It teaches us how to parent and be a good friend. It teaches us what to do when we are afraid, or lonely, or angry. All through scripture, it appears to me, God is...

03/13/2019

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Skip Lloyd   Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know what to do and where to turn?   We married right out of seminary, both receiving our master’s degree in Christian Education. We had the potential for a long and exciting ministry together…Kathy...

02/28/2019

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Skip Lloyd   Do you want a better marriage? A happier family life? Not stressed out over money? Everything I know about these topics, I learned from my dad.       My dad grew up in addiction and family dysfunction. One of twelve children, his parents were itinerant...

02/14/2019

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Skip Lloyd   It’s a New Year. And a New Year quite often means challenging yourself with new goals. New goals always bring change. We want to lose weight. Stop smoking. Exercise more. You stop one old habit...and begin a new habit.   Did you know discipleship involves change...

01/31/2019

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Skip Lloyd   Do you know what type Enneagram you are? Enneagram is (by definition) “a nine-sided figure used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types.” I’m a Type one personality, which means I’m always thinking...

12/30/2018

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Skip Lloyd   Casey Stengel made a comment about the challenge of managing a professional baseball team. His comment applies to life in general. He said, “It’s easy to get good players. Getting ‘em to play together, that’s the hard part.” This principle does...

12/17/2018

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Skip Lloyd   Christmas season is a glorious time of year. It’s a time when we meet with friends and family, and celebrate by eating lots of food and giving gifts. Growing up, my parents' task list included putting up the tree, addressing and sending Christmas cards, baking cookies...

12/04/2018

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Skip Lloyd   As a child, I really did want to be like Jesus. I grew up with the following song:   Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world…   So as a kid, I thought I must be ok. Because Jesus loves children and I love children. I love God, and I...