A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

Ignorantia juris non excusat. That’s Latin for, “Ignorance of the law does not excuse.” The principle is that just because you claim to be ignorant of the law you are accused of does not mean that you cannot be found guilty of the crime. This may seem unfair, but the alternative is anarchy. Everyone could […]

This is the season for cooking and seasoning. Out of all the different dishes that will be prepared, there will be similarities. I believe that there is a comparison between all of these dishes and the world’s religions. Salt can be tasted in many dishes, but, nevertheless, it is salt. So it is with God […]

How do you say “thank you” to the policeman that chases down the criminal? How do you say “thank you” to the fireman that runs into the burning building to save a child? How do you say “thank you” to the soldier that runs toward the gunfire to protect our country? After just giving them […]

In the heady days of the dot com economic boom, money was being made by some quirky characters and created some unusual situations. I remember reading a list someone had created titled “You know you’re in a dot com when…” that included one item that sticks in my mind. You know you’re in a dot […]

As a youngster, I had my share of “must have” toys. For some reason, one sticks in my mind. It was a large, blue rifle-looking toy called “System 7” (named as such because it had seven different features). It shot spinning disks and parachutes. It had a periscope and hidden compartments. It was cool. I […]

Here I sit on vacation. I always manage to take off the entire week this time of year, and I love it. We don’t go anywhere or plan any big events, we just relax and do as little as possible. It’s the best vacation possible for the three of us. Whenever I’m on a vacation […]

Being like Jesus is a task you and I will never finish. Does that make it any less of a worthy goal? Absolutely not. While we are here on earth, we are commanded to obey. We will fail, but we cannot give up. Sometimes, I feel like I’m playing whack-a-mole with sin. Just when I […]

When God chooses you, how will you respond? Will you deflect the commission? Will you run? Or, will you accept? Will you step forward? Israel’s first impression of each of her first two kings was quite instructive. Samuel was holding a choosing ceremony to show Israel her first king: “Then he brought forward the tribe […]

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 The Bible leads off with a fact about God. God is a creator. Therefore, we can firmly state that God is creative. By any rational definition of the word, it can also be said that people are creative, too. Where does that creativity […]

When you find yourself in the position of knowing that you know, it is often that you know your failings and, like a son that is accountable to an earthly father, you know sooner or later that your weak points may be exposed. Now, add to that the fact that you know that you know. […]

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