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  • Blessings to be thankful for

My friend Larry Goring died 2 months ago after a nine-month battle with cancer. He was only 73, and I miss him greatly. Larry was one of the original board members of our missionary care ministry, Caring for Others, and was always a great encouragement to me. His wife Jill gave me permission to share some of the details following Larry’s death that I want to share with you. I’m doing so because here in November 2022, the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, Jill’s response shows us how we can be thankful for life after death.

What she did for Larry’s funeral service is quite encouraging, and I thought you would appreciate a little encouragement today.

But before I tell you what Jill did, here’s what this podcast is all about.

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“At the end of the day, nothing matters MORE than relationships.” — John Certalic

  • curious people

185: Thankful for Curious People

November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Becoming a Better Listener, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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  • Blessings to be thankful for

184: Thankful for Parents Who Discipline Their Children

November 16th, 2022|Categories: Family Relationships, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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183: Thankful for People Who Inspire Us

November 9th, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Relational Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In last week’s episode, no. 182, we began our Thankful in November series by talking about being thankful for the last time we experienced something. Today we continue

  • Last time ever for the day

182: Thankful for “The Last Time I Will Ever…”

November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Finding Joy in Relationships, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It happened a few weeks ago, another one of those It was the last time I will ever … moments. It was the last time I experienced something

  • Tenderness

181: Tenderness Found in Two Unusual Places

October 26th, 2022|Categories: Finding Joy in Relationships, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A friend I hadn’t seen in a while asked me the other day what was going on in my life. “Lots of death,” I said, filling in my

  • An Unusual place to find joy

180: An Unusual Place to Find Joy

October 19th, 2022|Categories: Finding Joy in Relationships, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You wouldn’t think you could find joy in the midst of difficult life events, but you can if you know how to look for it. Today’s episode is

  • in good relationships people listen to each other

178: Good Relationships in Action

October 5th, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Relational Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are so many thoughts about relationships running around in my head lately that I’ve wanted to share with you. They’ve been like little kids scrambling for the

  • We don't always have to be right

177: How to Relate With High-Maintenance People

September 28th, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Relational Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I received a disturbing email from a missionary serving overseas the other day that mentioned a relationship challenge he and his wife were facing. It’s an issue most

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