Category Archives: inspiration

Three things I wish my Dad and I had done together before I left home:

This is not a post about regret or blame.  Let’s be clear up front.  It’s about encouraging fathers to seize the day and share your knowledge, wisdom, experience – share your self – with your teens while they are still … Continue reading

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One Day At A Time

This is a week when many of us get serious about considering what changes we want to make in our lives.  There’s just something about starting a new year that gives us fresh hope and fresh motivation.  Unfortunately, many people … Continue reading

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Welcome

I was reminded last night of the rich blessing of hospitality.  Not just the blessing of being welcomed into a home.  But being welcomed into a conversation.  Welcomed into someone’s world.  Welcomed into their heart.  And having someone share their … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our World

As I begin reflecting on the meaning of this Christmas season, this song keeps coming to mind.  Thank you, Chris Rice, for sharing this beautiful song of rich theology and grateful hope.  In the next couple of weeks, I will … Continue reading

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Nine Minutes

Nine Minutes.  I just set a timer giving me nine minutes to write this blog post. Nine Minutes. As of today, this is how long it takes me to run a mile.  You may think that a “good” or a … Continue reading

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Today

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  – Jesus (Matthew 6:34 NIV) Such profoundly simply wisdom.  And yet, for some reason, so easy to discard in favor … Continue reading

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Grasp the Sword!

The once strong, commanding king now sits in bewilderment.  The faces of family and friends around him are deeply familiar, yet he can’t quite place them.  He feels as though he has just been roused from a deep sleep.  This … Continue reading

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Character

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.     – John Wooden I have one of those inspirational quote a day apps … Continue reading

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I survived my first budget meeting! (And you can, too)

Talk is cheap.  I won’t make a big to-do at this point about my new journey with my wife and family into Financial Peace via Dave Ramsey’s course at our church until I have stuck with it for long enough … Continue reading

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Beauty

Why haven’t I been posting lately on the ole blog here?  Of course, there are several reasons.  But first and foremost is this: God has captivated my eyes, my heart, and my spirit with the beauty of His creation, and … Continue reading

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