Monthly Archives: August 2016

4 Mechanics for Regaining Balance

USA Today determined that the average American would need forty-two hours in each day to accomplish everything that experts say is required of the well-rounded, health-conscious individual. We don’t have forty-two hours so now we are forced to fit all … Continue reading

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4 Realities of God’s Will

“Real men don’t ask for directions” should be the bumper sticker on most men’s cars. Typical males, of which I am one, are willing to drive aimlessly for a seeming eternity without stopping to ask someone for directions. We are … Continue reading

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7 Traits of True Success

Success is a popular subject today. It drives us, stymies us, frustrates us, eludes us, and dominates us. It is the subject of conversations, seminars, books, and sermons. We all want to be successful at something. We are encouraged to … Continue reading

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The Secret of Contentment

Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. observes that our society is marked by “inextinguishable discontent.” Our quest is for better and what is next. We want a better job with better pay and a better boss. We want better relationships and … Continue reading

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A Question of Honesty

Countless stories will be told of the happenings on and off the diamond this baseball season. One of my favorites doesn’t involve big-name stars or major league baseball. It’s about kids just starting to play the game. It appeared a … Continue reading

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4 Lessons from Poor Choices

Jonah was a Hebrew prophet, a spokesman for God. God called Jonah to preach in Nineveh, a wicked city, the epitome of everything Jonah hated. Jonah heard from God, but the voices of fear, prejudice, and pride drowned out God’s … Continue reading

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5 Actions to Living Simply

  “If I had my life to live over again . . . I’d like to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take … Continue reading

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Dealing with Moral Failure

Often we hear or read about people experiencing moral failure. It seems too commonplace. But it is nothing new. David, the man after God’s own heart, experienced a moral failure. When he should have been out in the field of … Continue reading

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The Risk of Loving

My wife and I toured Israel for ten days with a group of 450 people, traveling in nine buses. We were assigned the red bus, which was actually taupe, and the adhesive colored dots placed on our nametags to differentiate … Continue reading

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