Stop the Race

Stop the Race

When I played professional baseball… okay, actually, I never played past peewee league, but I remember what happened when a player got hurt (which was pretty often in peewee). We would all “take a knee.” When one player was down, all of us paused...
Growing Spiritually Through Three Years of Self-Quarantine

Growing Spiritually Through Three Years of Self-Quarantine

As I write this, almost 40% of the American population are in lockdown-mode. Governors in several states have ordered the closing of schools, restaurants, bars, clubs, and other public gathering spaces. And even with the modern phenomenon of online social networking,...
Jesus Knows When He’s Been Touched

Jesus Knows When He’s Been Touched

Jesus Christ is, obviously, all-knowing because he is fully God, the second member of the Trinity. But when Jesus walked the earth as both fully God and fully man, he said some very human things, partly for the purpose of creating teachable moments for his friends and...
My Greatest Desire and Biggest Goal for the New Year

My Greatest Desire and Biggest Goal for the New Year

I need to lose weight, work out, and rest consistently. I want to be a better husband and Dad. I need to read more books, save and give more money, and share my faith more. But if you want to know the single most important goal I have for the coming year, it is this:...
One Prayer God Always Loves to Answer

One Prayer God Always Loves to Answer

Probably one of the truest tweets ever tweeted was by a mark (the @CatWhisprer)… [at my funeral] MY KID: *leans into my coffin and whispers* can i play a game on your phone? — mark (@TheCatWhisprer) September 11, 2019 Yes, kids can ask for all kinds of things,...
The Two Big Reasons Why Believers Give Praise to God

The Two Big Reasons Why Believers Give Praise to God

We’re a pragmatic society. Meaning, we usually don’t invest time into doing something unless we can see the personal benefit of it, the more immediate the better. And pragmatism isn’t all bad. Sometimes the right question to ask is, what will get me...
How Worship Changes You From the Inside Out

How Worship Changes You From the Inside Out

God has far greater blessings planned for you in eternity than you’re ready for yet, and one of his primary means of maturing and growing us to be ready is the time we spend with him in personal worship. Isaiah’s story (in chapter 6 of the book by his...
The ONE Thing That Changes Everything

The ONE Thing That Changes Everything

I mentioned in a post about How to Plan a Daily Quiet Time with God that I had read Hal Elrod’s book, Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8 am). Hal makes a bold claim – that you can absolutely change your...
How to Plan a Daily Quiet Time with God

How to Plan a Daily Quiet Time with God

I’m convinced that the one thing that will change everything about your life for the positive is establishing a daily quiet time with God. Your health will improve if you exercise daily. Your finances will improve if you manage your budget daily. And in the same...

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