Category Archives: Christian Life

General posts for the Christian journey

Trust for the Future

The idea of “the future” invokes many emotions, hopes, worries, dreams, and personal questions. Some try not to think about it at all, while others are captivated by its promise. To be clear, there’s a certain end result as revealed … Continue reading

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What’s True in the Light is True in the Dark

It’s been said, “What’s true in the light is true in the dark.” and it’s a timely reminder. Not only is there a push now to accept immorality, but an increasing demand to celebrate it. Even some prominent church leaders … Continue reading

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The Friday We Call Good

Each year, I’m reminded of a Friday in 2012 when a small group of us were in Munich, Germany visiting the grounds of the Dachau Concentration Camp. After walking through the various displays, I looked out across the main part … Continue reading

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Is it Worth It?

Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it to do what’s right? To act right? To parent right? To do business right? To coach right? Daily routines and disappointments can undermine our resolve, but there’s a powerful verse to be … Continue reading

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“To Hell in a Handbasket”

Those were common words “back in the day” and Mike Huckabee rightly applied them to the sudden competition between state legislatures to see who can legalize the most abortions. I must agree, it’s like the race is on to see … Continue reading

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The Most Abused Word in the English Language

One of the striking traits of letters written in the 19th century is the level of thought put into them. For example, notes sent home during the American Civil War contain sentences filled with deliberate, carefully crafted terms of endearment. … Continue reading

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What’s with the Razor Burn?

Shaving used to be a manly right-of-passage, even dangerous before “safety razors”. Now, according to Gillette’s new ad campaign, we’re supposed to contemplate the ills of masculinity while we groom. I guess in their mind, we need to trim manliness … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Find

We’ve all heard stories like “$10,000 Baseball Card Found in Old Trunk” or “Priceless Painting Bought at Yard Sale for $5.00”. It’s amazing what turns up when attentive eyes are looking. And yet, while those stories are intriguing, one of … Continue reading

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9/11 and the Meaning of Sacrifice

True sacrifice isn’t a marketing slogan, it’s the willingness to give your “last full measure” for someone else.  On this day seventeen years ago, we witnessed people choosing to sacrifice themselves for others. They were first-responders, law enforcement officers, service … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

May your celebrations be filled with great memories, and may your heart be refreshed with the joy of the Lord today! “…be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His … Continue reading

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Forget Political Correctness, We Need Real Men

As politically incorrect as it is to say, our country needs men to step up…and I mean real men. There are red flags everywhere, including churches, that our country is suffering from a systemic breakdown of modeling and teaching of … Continue reading

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Survival in the Age of Morons

There was a time when a generation sang about the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius”, but it feels more like the “Age of Morons” has come instead. Yes, I know, nowadays pastors aren’t supposed to use strong words like … Continue reading

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When America Said No to the Bullies

Every year on this day, I’m captivated by this thought, “The Founding Fathers didn’t know how it would all end, but they sent the Declaration anyway.” Think about that for a moment. Their words equaled treason in the eyes of … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Love of the Red, White and Blue

With an old-fashioned love of the red, white and blue, Soldiers raise their right hand for the job they’re to do. Then loved ones at home say goodbye with a sigh, For they know that the price of the oath … Continue reading

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The Return of Mommy Guilt

Dear Moms, Sunday was your day. There was honor and recognition; and as it should be, we celebrated you. By now though, it’s back to the work, worry, and wishing for more time in the day before collapsing on the … Continue reading

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Living Among the Dead

Sometimes as believers, the world around us can seem quite lifeless; and in a spiritual sense, it is. Last week, leading up to Easter, that thought captivated me while preparing for Sunday. To me, the angel’s question to Mary at … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

HE IS RISEN! HAPPY EASTER!

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Avoiding “Sudden Speech Syndrome”

When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain (in the presence of Peter, James and John), His heavenly glory burned bright as the sun. Excited by what he saw, Peter immediately began talking of his plan for monuments, but the scripture … Continue reading

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A Sober Washington Looks Rough

Now that we’re a few weeks in, President Trump is like the host who’s closed the bar at Washington’s decade-long party (and being blamed for the hangovers). The whining and dishonesty is embarrassing to watch; and the people claiming to … Continue reading

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