Truth that Makes a Difference

Finding meaning in life, marriage, and faith

Joshua 20-21 – How Binding is a Promise?

December 12, 2019

How binding is a promise? Some would say, it depends on things like: Who made the promise? What was the promise? When was the promise made? What has changed since … Read more Joshua 20-21 – How Binding is a Promise?

Joshua 12-19 – Is Close Enough Enough?

December 5, 2019

In Joshua chapters 12-19, you see two different standards on display…  “Close enough for government work.” “A job worth doing is worth doing right.” In these chapters, you read how … Read more Joshua 12-19 – Is Close Enough Enough?

Joshua 11 – War Takes Time

November 28, 2019

You have to be careful when you read the Bible, or you could easily be deceived. This statement may sound blasphemous or just plain wrong, so let me explain. I’m … Read more Joshua 11 – War Takes Time

Joshua 10 – Are You Dependent or Overconfident?

November 21, 2019

I remember learning to ride a bike as a child. There were times when I had this great boost of confidence. I would think, “I really am doing it! I … Read more Joshua 10 – Are You Dependent or Overconfident?

Joshua 9 – Do You Shoot First and Ask Questions Later?

November 14, 2019

“Shoot first and ask questions later.” This statement calls one to make quick decisions, and worry about whether it was the “right” decision later. There may be some rare occasions … Read more Joshua 9 – Do You Shoot First and Ask Questions Later?

News Flash! Ken and Barbie Aren’t Real!

November 13, 2019

I went to a wedding recently and I was struck by how perfect the bride and groom looked. They appeared to have it all together. Young, good looking, every hair … Read more News Flash! Ken and Barbie Aren’t Real!

Joshua 8 – Confidence

November 7, 2019

Confidence. It’s an attractive character trait. It’s something most people wish they had more of. The problem is, confidence is not a stand alone, self-contained commodity. It doesn’t just exist … Read more Joshua 8 – Confidence

When You Fight, Point the Fire Extinguisher in the Right Direction

November 6, 2019

Fred and Alice (not their real names) came into my office because they had been fighting over Fred’s failure to let Alice know when he would be home from work. … Read more When You Fight, Point the Fire Extinguisher in the Right Direction

Joshua 7 – Small Matters

October 31, 2019

Small matters. This truth struck me one day when I discovers termites in my house. They were so small, the termite inspector had to get a magnifying glass to determine … Read more Joshua 7 – Small Matters

Things I Would Tell My Newly Married Self

October 29, 2019

I have done a lot of premarital counseling, and I’ve found it to be both enjoyable and frustrating. Enjoyable, because you get the opportunity to walk with a couple and … Read more Things I Would Tell My Newly Married Self