|Posted on June 18, 2018 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
How Does He Do That?
One of the reasons we like watching a NASCAR race, or a PGA major, or a world-class track and field event is because we enjoy wondering how people are able to perform with that kind of skill, at that kind of level. Who stands over an iron shot in the heavy rough and mashes it 200 yards, within a few feet of the pin? Who runs a marathon in a little more than two hours and survives to make it to the medal ceremony? Wow.
If you ever wan...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Too Much Information?
It just can't be good that every credit card swipe we make, every phone call, every movement, it seems, is on somebody's computer somewhere. We're always watchful these days for privacy loss and identity theft, running our opened mail down the shredder to keep any more info about us from leaking out. It's even a little suspicious when the grocery sends us a dollar-off coupon for our favorite brand of ketchup, realizing we're only getting this becau...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 4, 2018 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Take a Knee
Some football players, when they break away for a go-ahead score or cause a key third-down sack, want to be sure they get their full ESPN's worth--the dances, the struts, the jerky moves they've been saving up for just such an opportunity.
Then there's the other approach--the guy who rips off a long touchdown run, flips the ball back to the referee, and trots to the sideline without all the show and the secret handshakes. He lives by this cod...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
If you struggle with an addiction--be it substance abuse, or pornography, or gambling, or whatever--you certainly know by now that making a turnaround is not something that happens overnight. It takes a true change of heart and usually a good long time. Nothing easy about it.
But one of the changes that needs to occur is your ability to see these temptations for what they really are. The rush that draws you to want a drug or a drink or a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 22, 2018 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
A Promising Future
There are many hundreds of methods out there for maximizing your potential in life, in business, in all kinds of areas. Some are sound, some are not, some are absolutely wonderful (like Game Plan for Life, of course). But even the best can't help but be incomplete in spots. And none of us are able to follow them perfectly, even then.
So while we are wise to gather information and set our goals, to make our plans and chart our progress,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Enemy Within
Dr. Larimore, writing in Game Plan for Life, talks about the "Four Wheels of Health"--physical, emotional, relational, spiritual. A fully healthy person is one who is consistently, continually achieving balance in each of these areas. If any of the four loses air or goes flat, the whole thing begins to weave and wobble.
But here's the deal. While it makes so much sense to hear him tell it, there is a big part of us that resists be...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Company You Keep
Our moms and dads could be pretty picky about the kinds of friends we hung around with. They understood it doesn't always take much persuasion, even for the best of kids, to turn innocent fun into risky behavior. Being with the right people, they knew, makes peer pressure a good thing.
But peer pressure isn't something that automatically ends when we take on adult responsibilities. Just because we're not teenage boys being dared to d...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Suitable for All Ages
You may not think you know much about God, or the Bible, or the best way to explain the finer points of Christian doctrine. But if you still have children at home, you can be pretty sure they don't know as much as you do. And they could learn a lot more than you think if you'd just start the conversation.
Granted, trying to instruct our children in the ways and teachings of God is not easy for a lot of us. It can be awkward. It's no...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 23, 2018 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
The battle against sexual lust is sort of in a class by itself for most men. Other allures and temptations may buzz around us, but few if any can stir up this kind of struggle, shame, and enslavement. It can make us want things that seem irresistible. Yet in turning away, we find things that are irreplaceable.
Pure living, for example, means exchanging deception for truth, darkness for light--the freedom to uncomplicate our lives with the wo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
These are tough economic times all around. The same rules and assumptions that used to be part of the wall paint of life don't seem to apply any more. Housing values don't just automatically go up. The next stop on the Dow Jones index may not be a thousand more, perhaps a thousand less. Dividends that used to pay like clockwork may now be calculated at pennies on the share, if at all.
So when we open our Bibles and read, "Blessed is...Read Full Post »