Monthly Archives: July 2015

I Was Once A Hero

[From the archives.] *** The Cliffhanger When I was eleven or twelve, a friend and I were climbing a cliff at the beach in the town where I grew up. I reached the top first and looked down to see … Continue reading

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Less Me, More Me, All Jesus

My wife and daughter signed me up to run a half marathon with them. They knew full well that I’d never run 13.1 miles in my life, yet they did it anyway. But this is one of the Disney half … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Woman at the Party

I almost stumbled over her as I brought in another platter of food for the table. She must have slipped in when no one was looking. She knelt to the floor behind the Rabbi as he reclined at the table and started kissing his … Continue reading

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All You Really Need To Know About Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled”

[From the archives.] The Road Less Traveled Wasn’t Everyone has heard a motivational speaker, a high school valedictorian, a preacher somewhere, who has used Robert Frost’s poem’s last lines as encouragement to be bold enough to take the road less … Continue reading

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Tough Guys Know Precious People When They See Them

How precious? There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28.) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, … Continue reading

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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and the Beginnings of My Life in Jesus

[This is a guest post for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog series “The Books that Read Us”.] *** Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that it … Continue reading

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Your Limits Don’t Limit God

More of the Holy Spirit in someone else does not reduce the Spirit’s presence in you. The outpouring of the Spirit reveals the limitlessness of God. ***

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Wearing Good News Like A Skirt Around Your Waist

Our daughter Jenna just returned from ten months in South Asia. She’d been working with an NGO, reaching out to disadvantaged women. And in the countries of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) all … Continue reading

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Girl Power to the Rescue!

I’ve never been a Donkey Kong fan, opting instead for those green plastic guys known as Army Men. But I am a fan of one dad who customized Donkey Kong for his toddler: Mike Mika’s 3 1/2 -year-old daughter Ellis … Continue reading

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How To Comfort Those Who Are Hurting

What doesn’t kill a person might make them stronger, but sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it just hurts, discourages, weighs them down. God wants you to do something about it. He wants you to do for hurting people the same as he’s done … Continue reading

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