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

I was watching two games tonight. I watched an NBA playoff game that saw the winning team win a trip to The Finals. I also watched my favorite baseball team mount an exciting come-from-behind victory in ten innings. Even better, the crucial home run was hit by a player on my fantasy baseball team! I […]

I am not a warm weather guy. Many people around me get all excited when summer arrives and beg out of work when the temperatures start to hit 80. I guess it comes from growing up in the Northwest, but I’m not a fan of the heat. The most I want to deal with is […]

I’m exhausted. As I write this, I’m at the end of a long day. I’m a middle manager at my day job, so I spend most of my day taking direction from my boss and turning it into plans and organizing teams for those that I manage. I then take their questions back to my […]

Some days, it is all drudgery. Some days, I feel like I’m sleepwalking through my job. Some days, I’m just on autopilot. I’ll find myself sitting in my car or on the edge of the bed or staring in the mirror and just wondering where it’s all going.  Some days, life just isn’t fun and […]

We can be so thickheaded. I know many of our wives would agree, but I’m actually speaking of all humanity. We can be so clueless to what is going on around us when we should be more aware. We shouldn’t be surprised by either the depravity of human nature or the vastness of God’s grace. […]

Yesterday, I discussed how following Christ may cause conflict within your own family. This is exactly what Jesus predicted would happen, so it should not surprise us. Then, I read this verse: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17 […]

We’ve all heard the proverb “Blood is thicker than water.” It is used to point out that family relationships can complicate otherwise clear decisions or can become the deciding factor for issues on the fence. There is a spiritual connection with our relatives that can cause blind logic to falter at times. Of course, it’s […]

If I refuse to change my position in defense of abortion despite knowing that God holds all life precious, then I am a stubborn sinner. If I refuse to change my position on the inerrancy of scripture, then I am standing firm on the rock. The relativist would say these are equivalent actions only differentiated […]

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahtama Gandhi I’ll admit to not being a big Gandhi fan, but he hit the nail on the head with this one. I’ll add the caveat that your cause must be righteous. And, by that measurement, I only know […]

My father taught me an important approach to any major decision point in life. It works best when you know a change is coming, but the options aren’t set. For example, each time I’ve been laid off, I’ve applied for as many jobs as I could find. The idea was to gather as many opportunities […]

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