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“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” — Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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“My So Called Life”

There used to be a show called “My So Called Life”. It was a 90s TV teen drama about a high school student’s constant turmoil and angst.

Do you ever think that could be the title of your life? Maybe you thought you would have amounted to more by now. Maybe there are relationship issues in your family. Maybe you don’t have the career you thought you’d have. Or you keep struggling with the same old sins. If you’ve ever felt like your life isn’t turning out like you thought it would, or worse, like you’re a disappointment to God, think again.

Think about your kids. Sometimes they feel less than adequate. They too can feel like a disappointment. Like they’re not as smart, as pretty, or as talented as others. Like they may even lack value in your sight, or even unloved. Would you ever consider anything for them other than utter devotion, and an all-out-lay-my-life-down-for-you love?

Of course not. We want our kids to feel good about themselves, to know that they are loved and valued beyond anything words can describe.

You see where this is going.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7.11

See what great love the father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3.1

God so loved the world he gave His one and only son. John 3.16

Now think again about how much you love your kids. Would you give them away for anything? (Somebody just said “Which kid?”) :)

Again, of course not.

Can you even wrap your brain around a love that would give his son so that you can live? Me neither.

So I just accept it. I accept it in sheer amazement, gratitude and adoration. How He does it, I don’t know. I’m just so glad He does!

So, your “So Called” Life? Pretty stinkin’ valuable I’d say! You are definitely “so called”. So called to love Him. And so called to love others like He loves you.

Let it sink in a few minutes, then spend as much time as needed to thank Him!

Now take your “So Called Life” and let it shine!


Love, Mike

Prayer: “Colds and Flu! Away with You!”

Lots of folks have gotten sick over the past few weeks. Many of us at KVNE have fallen victim to the dreaded cold and flu virus.

Invariably someone will say, “Well, it’s going around!” (“Oh, in that case, I feel better! I thought I was the only one!”) :)


Seriously, let’s pray. Lord, so many of us have struggled recently, or we all know someone who’s been sick.

We ask for your supernatural touch for healing and protection for all those affected. We thank you for your love and care for us, your children! In Jesus’ name, amen.


From all of us at KVNE, please take care of yourself. We need you!


Love, Prayer and Medication,


Family Friendly Classic Movies

Since you’ll hopefully have more family time over the holidays, why not cuddle up and watch a classic movie? Here’s a link to some of the best from iMom.com:


Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God

Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb of God
This is a unique Christmas concert. Instead of the typical hymns and Christmas songs, this very talented group of musicians reveal how Jesus is interwoven throughout the Bible starting with creation.
The concert will be Thursday December 11th, at 7pm at the Bushman (Kiepersol Estates) in Bullard.
Tickets are available NOW at http://www.itickets.com/events/327240.html
Advance $20
Groups of 5+ $18
Students $10

Tyler Christmas Festivities!

Rose City Christmas events:


*Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

*Holiday in the Park

*Ho Ho Ho Run

*The Nutcracker

*Christmas Movies at Liberty Hall


Just a few of the best Holiday events in East Texas!



Tim Hawkins – Yoga Pants!

Click here to see Tim Hawkins sing Yoga Pants!

What You Think About After Jesus Almost Took You Home

I could have died tonight.

Yeah, you know those thoughts of, “I wonder what I need to take care of for tomorrow?” Tomorrow would have, could have, not come for me. Me sitting here, past midnight, typing this blog entry, may not have existed.

If you’re wondering how, it’s because I zoned out. 

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Veteran’s Saluted Everywhere


Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, a Day where we take a minute (or a good amount of minutes), to reflect and thank those who have served our country so we could have the freedoms we have. To help thank them, MANY places are offering different ways and things for no cost. They know that there are not enough times and enough ways to say “Thank You,” but’s it’s the best they humanly can do: Continue reading →

Advice to New Parents


Love Notes

What have you done to show how much you love your spouse? Max Lucado posted a picture on Twitter of a message from his wife. It’s a handwritten note in a beautiful frame on the kitchen counter that says, “Yay! Max is home!” He found it when he came home from a 12-day trip.


Yay Max


What a great way to show how much you love your hubby! Check out the “Love Is” verse in 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 for some inspiration if your gestures of love have been lacking lately!


1 Corinthians 13 4-7

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.