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

For this little anecdote to make sense, you need to understand the floor plan of my home. It’s a rather typical modern two-story with bedrooms upstairs and kitchen and living space downstairs. The two bedrooms in the back of the house are actually being used as bedrooms. The two in the front are a game […]

When the walls are caving in and the sky is falling, nobody is looking towards the panicked person for inspiration. Nobody is seeking out those in a tizzy for leadership. It’s the clear thinkers and the calm personalities that rise to the top in a crisis. People without an anchor are looking for something stable […]

Infidelity on the part of someone famous seems to be a weekly occurrence. Our voyeurism approach to bad behavior is a blight on the character of society. We use other people’s bad behavior as a gauge to somehow justify our own sin. I have hunted for much of my life and I have observed some […]

From 1977 to 1982, Bill Bixby portrayed David Banner in the television show more famous for having Lou Ferrigno in green body paint every week. (If you’re too young to know what I’m talking about, ask your father) Being a sci-fi junkie, I watched the show fairly faithfully. At the beginning of each episode, there […]

You have probably seen or heard this disclaimer on advertising for investments: Past performance is not indicative of future results. This is lawyer-speak saying that the investment is not guaranteed. It isn’t a sure thing. Investments aren’t sure things because the world of high finance involves innumerable people all injecting their intelligence into the system. […]

It is better to give than to receive. This is the common proverb passed around by parents trying to remind their children to not become greedy on a holiday surrounded with materialism. Of course, many of those parents probably don’t realize that this comes from Acts 20:35 where Paul is quoting Jesus. This is a […]

I just read that a male exotic dancer recently paid $4000 to spend two nights in the house used for “A Christmas Story”. The home was used to portray the typical fifties home during Christmas. He said that he obsessed over the movie and the lifestyle. I had to wonder why this guy felt drawn […]

The whole point of celebrating a holiday is to mark an occasion. For events like Independence Day, we are marking a particular day because it is recent enough that we know the exact day. Even events like President’s Day, though, are not on a precise day, but are simply an opportunity to remember specific people […]

Why are there so many denominations in the Christian faith? Just what the heck happened? There are many scholarly works to explain the flow charts about who came from where. However, the history according to Allen pretty much boils down to: “Once you start something, everybody jumps on board.” When Martin Luther reportedly spent six […]

“To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; […]

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