Devotionals

Two Minute Drills

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Reversing the Trend

Whether from being left untended or from constant use, things will always be inclined to grow old and wear out. Knees will start to ache and catch. Gaskets will leak. Organization will trend toward chaos. The deodorant stick will shrink smaller and smaller. It's the nature of life. Downhill. Showing age.

It's even the nature of marriage. What starts with candlelight, tuxedo, and a minister's blessing slowly gives way t...

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Two Minute Drills

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Heaven: Harps Optional

One of the things Randy Alcorn accomplishes in his chapter on heaven in Game Plan for Life is to quiet our misconception that life after death for the Christian is going to be boring. A never-ending church service. All Christmas carols and choir books.

Actually, the Bible says heaven will be a total experience of newness that touches everything about us and everything we do. Not just better singing and sermons. Not...

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Posted on November 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Walk Like a Winner


Sometimes a guy just knows he's going to play well that day. Something about the confident, relaxed mood he's in when he wakes up. Something about how smooth and straight that first drive sails off the tee. Something about the way his gear feels when he straps it on. He just knows it. He's on. Everybody'd better watch out.

And believe it or not, when it comes to your battle against a certain sin or habitual beh...

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Two Minute Drills

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

One of the Main Things

Blocking and tackling. Hitting the open man. "Gentlemen, this is a football." The basics.

Sometimes in seeking that extra half-second that takes us up an echelon, we can forget the fundamentals. We can lose sight of what got us here. But maybe, instead of the hundred things we try to juggle to make us faster, higher, stronger, a great life just requires that we remember two or three.

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Two Minute Drills

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

One of the Main Things

Blocking and tackling. Hitting the open man. "Gentlemen, this is a football." The basics.

Sometimes in seeking that extra half-second that takes us up an echelon, we can forget the fundamentals. We can lose sight of what got us here. But maybe, instead of the hundred things we try to juggle to make us faster, higher, stronger, a great life just requires that we remember two or three.

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Two Minute Drills

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Be Nice to Your Body

You may not know it to look at you. All you can see sometimes are the things you don't like—the extra weight you're carrying around your middle, the gray that's starting to pepper your temples and sideburns, the hair that's rubbed off your legs from wearing dress slacks all day.

But the Bible has this to say about you: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom yo...

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Posted on October 1, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Equal Opportunity Provider

Thomas Jefferson said it first, although legendary film producer Samuel Goldwyn is attributed with making the line more slick and famous: "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

We've all seen guys who overachieve—in sports, in business, in all kinds of professions. We've seen young football players from Division II directional schools who get signed as undrafted free agents , make the final cut, fill in f...

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Posted on September 24, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Costly Do-Overs

In Game Plan for Life, Coach Gibbs recounts the story from the Redskins' 2007 season when, in an effort to ice the opposing kicker in the closing minute of a two-point game, he mistakenly called two timeouts in a row. The fifteen-yard penalty walkoff put the Bills at much closer range, and the converted field goal proved the difference in a heartbreaking 17-16 Redskin defeat. No loss can be blamed on any one thing, of course, but this game ultima...

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Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Reversing the Trend

Whether from being left untended or from constant use, things will always be inclined to grow old and deplete. Knees will start to ache and catch. Tires will wear thin. Gaskets will leak. Organization will trend toward chaos. The deodorant stick will shrink smaller and smaller. Clothes will wrinkle. Dust will accumulate. It’s the nature of life. Downhill. Showing age.

It’s even the nature of marriage. What ...

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Two Minute Drills

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Breakdown or Breakthrough?

There are certain sins and temptations that take all the strength you can muster. You push them out of your mind one minute, only to see they’re back the next. They’re like a fly in the house—buzzing and darting, landing out of sight, then zooming by again just when you’d forgotten about it.

Sometimes these sinful pulls and attractions will leave for a few days, a few weeks, maybe even months at ...

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