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The art in the ordinary of life

Our actions and attitudes during the quiet moments of the ordinary tell quite a bit about our character and spiritual life.

Can you look into the world and feel it’s pain?

So much pain, brokenness and loss is all around. God touched me and healed a part of my heart that had been dying in indifference.

Hurricane Harvey: The challenge for every Texan

Hurricane Harvey: Every time people along the coast hear, “Help Houston”, they are hearing something else, an unintended message of, “We have forgotten you!”

Fatherhood: A Father’s Gain – Part 2

Fatherhood is hard. In last week’s post, I described a father’s gain. This week, the story of fatherhood continues.

Fatherhood: A Father’s Gain – Part 1

Fatherhood ain’t easy. As with many father-son relationships, there can be seasons of distance and contention. Sometimes there is a gain to be had.

Great accomplishments of Name-calling in history

There is a lot of name-calling going on. People are sick of it. The best way to get people tune you out is to start name-calling. Name-calling is unhelpful

Are you a person of peace?

There are two kinds of people in this world.  People of Peace and People of Strife.  The question we must ask ourselves is ‘which one am I?’ How can you become a person of peace?

Why are all Christians hypocrites?

Often times, people equate hypocrisy to Christians or the church. I totally agree! All Christians are hypocrites! The question is ‘why?’

Working toward reliability

I make promises and commitments I will not keep to people I care about and depend on me to follow through on my word. This is a very unsettling situation for someone who ‘prides’ themselves on personal integrity. The key word is ‘pride’. I have made huge moral and relational blunders in my past. My pride has blinded me to the fact that I am completely unreliable.

Should not I pity America, that great nation?

How would you describe the ‘tone’ in our nation today?
Would you describe it as charitable and peaceful or toxic and divisive?

We are a nation divided. The media is helping to drive the division. As a Christ-follower, I must counter this division with a comprehensive worldview anchored the word of God. I am called to think redemptively and pursue reconciliation through God’s love. Why is it so hard?

Repurposing Rage – A Voice from the Street

Throngs of angry youth push past me and trample on my only possessions screaming about unfairness and equality. Am I not equal? You never actually sit with me and ask what its like to experience homelessness.

U.S. Elections: What the heck just happened?

A good friend of mine in Montreal Canada posted a comment on Facebook this morning. He and I are on different sides of the political spectrum. So, here we are on the first page of a new chapter in history. As the ink spills and fills the future pages of this book, it is worth noting ‘what the heck just happened’ is not a political shift but a cultural shift.

We Become Whatever We Pursue

Training for my first triathlon revealed the damage of my pursuit of partying. My lungs didn’t work properly, my swim sucked and I could not run more than a few miles.
After my first race, I realized something had changed.

God vs. the NSA – The ways of man cannot be hidden

Last night, I found myself reading about the Edward Snowden. While you may be able to hide from the NSA, the ways of man cannot be hidden from God.  ALL is known by God.

By This We Know Love

Look for the sacrifice. An act of the will will be involved. It will be an abiding affection, delight and commitment by the one expressing it.

Humility Matters

If you could listen to others describe you, do you think they would say that you are ‘humble’? We live in a culture that places a higher value on personality over humility.

A devotional for the day – June 16, 2016

The devotional below was distilled from Psalm 148:1 and Proverbs 16.

Is your heart breaking today?

It’s been a little over two months since my father died of pancreatic cancer. The images of his suffering haunt me. I tried to ease his pain but found myself to be helpless. I’m left with a broken heart. But, not one tear is wasted. One thing I know. God is near the brokenhearted.

Make the most of life

In all manner of life, there come opportunities. Whether in love, life or death; life has all manner of tides. Make the most of life

The sun darkening at noon

"The sun darkening at noon is a fit accompaniment of the death of Jesus. Is it not?" - C.H. Spurgeon 1896 (Three Hours of Darkness) Every Good Friday, I attempt to explore the agony of the Cross of Christ. It is a wonder beyond comprehension. Read of it in the Gospels...

Are you a person of peace?

There are two kinds of people in this world.  People of Peace and People of Strife.  The question we must ask ourselves is ‘which one am I?’ How can you become a person of peace?

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Working toward reliability

I make promises and commitments I will not keep to people I care about and depend on me to follow through on my word. This is a very unsettling situation for someone who ‘prides’ themselves on personal integrity. The key word is ‘pride’. I have made huge moral and relational blunders in my past. My pride has blinded me to the fact that I am completely unreliable.

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