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Living with Intentionality

  A recording of the Mar. 16, 2017 After Hours event for men, featuring our great friend and fellow leader, Vernon Droge. Enjoy his words of wisdom from life, books and the bible in this talk. Thank you, Vernon!

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Growing In Step With Our Wives

This month at After Hours we attempted to have some discussion around strengthening our relationships with our wives. Sometimes we get it right, and sometimes we don’t, but I hope you were able to take away some strategies that will help in your marriage. I thought Jim Keena’s example of him stopping by his wife’s

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Marriage Q&A Panel

  A recording of the Feb. 16, 2017 After Hours event for men, featuring a panel discussing topics that make for a great marriage. Panelists from left to right: Bob Schwahn (Lead Pastor of Journey Church), Elijah Scheidler, Doug Hartzheim and Jim Keena (Lead Pastor of E-Free Church). Moderated by Daniel Hartzheim (far right).

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Multifaceted Personalities

My wife, Marcy, likes stickers. She has flair that way and our Christmas tree is decorated underneath with a host of exquisitely and creatively wrapped packages. On a note of less warmth, research is about details, websites, search protocols, notes, and bibliographies. How do I keep track of it all? Following the advice of a

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Breaking the Chain of Dysfunctional Family Culture

Virtually all families pass on behavioral patterns, for better or worse. Dr. Derry Long discusses breaking the chain of dysfunctional family culture in this video, drawing from stories in the book of Genesis in the Bible for examples.

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Modeling Good Behavior

We should seek to live in such a way that we not only break the chain of dysfunction, ensuring the best percentage chance of a good life for those nearest to us, but we also need to model love, compassion, and understanding. It’s easier to talk about it than it is to model it, but

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Relic or Remnant: Which one are you?

  https://shepherdsheartmin.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Relic-or-Remnant-Which-one-are-you.mp3 Relic // Throughout the Old Testament, the nation of Israel continually struggles with their relationship with God. God remains faithful to His covenant with Abraham and offers incredible benefits to the descendants of Abraham if they would keep covenant/loyalty with God. However, the nation of Israel often falls away from God, breaking the

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Respect, Honor, and the Attraction to a Happy Face

I want to touch on the subject of respect.  I’ve heard it said that it is very difficult to love someone if we don’t respect them.  If that is true, perhaps we should focus on managing our respect level towards our spouse. In my last article, I blogged about the power of touch, and how

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The Effect of Touch

This year Margo and I will celebrate forty years of marriage.  Each year seems sweeter than the year before, and we are grateful for each day that God gives us to spend with each other.  We have learned a lot over the years, and because of that I thought I’d put together a blog on

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