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

Sequels have a mixed history in the movies. Some have been very good and some have been awful. When it comes to genre movies (sci-fi, fantasy, comic book, etc.) the track record is no different. Star Trek II is generally considered the best of the series with the original crew. In fact, it’s commonly known […]

We have been doing some serious cleaning of our garage and of the items we store in the house. We’ve made a few trips to Goodwill and we’ve emptied our storage unit. It’s relieving and refreshing to let go of things you don’t need or that will only have value to others. It’s amazing to […]

I’ve had my share of confrontational discussions both at work and in my personal life. Sometimes, they are surprises. Other times, I have a good idea of what’s coming and I can prepare myself. There’s a big difference between getting confronted when you aren’t prepared and when you are. My confidence is higher. I’m calmer. […]

I have had fellow Christians tell me that God will not give you more than you can handle. I believe this is wrong. I believe God often gives us more than we can handle or tolerate in order to get our attention. Someone in a destructive lifestyle usually turns around when they have had more […]

You ever notice how, in the Bible, a visit from an angel or a discussion with God is a sort of good news/bad news situation? Those whom God chooses do not have an easy road ahead. Noah was told that he was going to be the main character in saving humanity from the flood. But, […]

I’ve been learning some tactical details about how to share my faith in conversation with those asking questions or even those standing firm on shaky ideas. The thing I see over and over is that when people are backed into a logical corner, they appeal to emotion, change the subject, or start calling you names. […]

We have all heard this: “I’m basically a good person.” This response usually comes when a discussion hits a wall and someone admits he is not perfect but still rejects the need for a savior. The thinking goes, “After all, God won’t condemn everyone, so exclusion can’t be based on sin since everyone engages in […]

I have heard several of my pastors say it over the years, but I’ve been experiencing the truth of it more recently. At one time or another, I’ve heard all of them say, “You can’t out-give God.” I even had one pastor propose a deal: If I were to give ten percent of my income […]

I’ve always had a rather laid back attitude. I don’t panic easily and while I do get angry, I can’t remember a time when I’ve ever really lost control. My wife, on the other hand, is an admitted worrier. She knows she does it, but that doesn’t stop her. It’s the worst when she has […]

It was through many days of forced labor under my father that I began to learn the good feeling of hard work well done. I could appreciate the accomplishment of a day of yard work. I enjoyed the feeling of building a deck or porch or remodeling a bedroom. Resting after a day like that […]

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