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Posted on February 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

All Play, No Work?

Some people think being a Christian is code-word for slacking off, not expecting much, being more willing to understand and overlook a shoddy day's work. So although there are plenty of us who lean more toward being workaholics, there are plenty more who need to realize that high expectations don't go flying out the window just because you've been promised eternal life.

Granted—again—the Christian ranks are ...

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Two Minute Drills

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

All Play, No Work?

Some people think being a Christian is code-word for slacking off, not expecting much, being more willing to understand and overlook a shoddy day's work. So although there are plenty of us who lean more toward being workaholics, there are plenty more who need to realize that high expectations don't go flying out the window just because you've been promised eternal life.

Granted—again—the Christian ranks are ...

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Posted on February 4, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Truth and Freedom

For Superman, life is a “never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” But for ordinary guys like us, truth is one battle we don’t have to fight. Truth has already been fought for . . . and won.

Like the truth that “there is no one righteous, not even one” (

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Posted on January 28, 2019 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Forward Thinking

We've never been to a funeral, no matter how tragic or expected the person's death, when much of the service and the conversations surrounding it didn't center on memories of his or her life. We recall happier times we spent together. We reflect on what this individual was like. We regret that we won't be able to enjoy their smile or laughter anymore on earth.

We look back. That's all we humans really know how to do. To look back is to k...

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Posted on January 21, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Room to Be Human

We definitely live in a celebrity culture. How many industries—from sports talk to memorabilia sales—are manufactured on the backs of a culture that can't get enough scoop or goods on today's headline makers? We know they're just people, but somehow we're willing to let them be larger-than-life. It's in our cultural DNA.

But even those who impress us with their skill and swagger—the ones who are among the best at what t...

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Posted on January 14, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

What Dad Says

If you’ve been a father for very long, you’ve heard one of your children say, “Dad, I remember you telling me...” And strangely, you may have no more than a dim memory of having said it. They were words that didn’t really register as they were coming out but, for whatever reason, they sure did register coming in.

Maybe it was a stray memory you shared while you were out fishing together or running weekend erran...

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Posted on December 17, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Up with People

The Bible says to "store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal" (Matthew 6:20). Which mean...

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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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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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