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

Since junior high, my favorite scripture has always been this one: “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 I had a poster with this verse inscribed over the picture of a basketball player about to score a bucket. This verse gave me encouragement with the implication that whatever I set […]

A man remembers many things in his life, but none more than those times when the ones he loves are very happy or when they are very saddened. As you grow older, you have many more reference points than the young folks do and, perhaps, it makes it easier to realize that these moments will […]

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.’” Jeremiah 10:2 Don’t be distracted by national tradition or cultural history. Do not try to merge the pursuit of God with some other spirituality or mysticism. […]

If you haven’t played team sports competitively or served in the military, it might be hard to understand. I only played a bit of basketball in high school, but I still remember the rush of leaving the locker room and walking into the gym with my team. These were my friends and teammates. We had […]

What is it about prayer that makes it so hard to do? It doesn’t involve confrontation. It doesn’t involve physical danger or pain. It doesn’t involve backbreaking labor. You don’t have to go anywhere or speak to any other human to do it. It doesn’t cost money or require a special room or special clothes. […]

I’ve heard the argument that the US Constitution is a living document. This is defended by the idea that the Framers could never have known about the technology and society we have today and, so, they could never have meant for us to strictly abide by their rules. Surely, they would have written in exceptions […]

My son thought I was kidding when I told him that I sang in the choir in junior high. For one year, I attended a private Christian school that offered an elective for seventh graders like myself. The options were band or choir. I didn’t play an instrument so there really wasn’t much choice. At […]

I have heard the old saw about too much month at the end of the paycheck, but I’m experiencing something new. I’m learning that, if I’m not careful, there won’t be enough month to earn the paycheck. You see, I get paid monthly now. So, as the end of the month approaches, I start doing […]

Our church has a large college-age ministry that has been very successful. Once a week, a huge crowd of kids come to worship, to hear the Word preached, and to fellowship. I’m too old to actually attend, but I do get to listen to the messages online. After listening to one such message, I was […]

I’m a fan of espionage and special forces novels. I love hearing about highly trained warriors and agents who are experts at surgical strikes and extractions. I enjoy riding along with the hero as he fools the rest of the world and wins the day. One lesson I’ve learned over and over from these books […]

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