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

God excludes. God hates. God rages. God condemns. These are but a few of the claims thrown around by those who reject Jesus and God. These claims are based on their disagreement with God about the best way to a happy and healthy life. In some cases, these claims germinate in the minds of those […]

“When we become aware of our humility, we’ve lost it” – Unknown “for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome [pride], I should probably be proud of my humility.” Benjamin Franklin I’ve always found this dilemma good fodder for jokes, but it’s only funny because it has a nugget of truth in […]

I have this vague memory of a board game my friend had when we were in junior high. It was the Mad Magazine board game and it was a spoof of Monopoly. The goal of the game was to lose all of your money. The rules and events in the game were all designed to […]

Actions of value are not things that can be described in a step-by-step list. You cannot diagram the meaningful. Doing so sucks all of the power out of the event. Just try reading a newspaper article about a dramatic play to win the game as time ran out. Try reading a history book about the […]

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 This sounds like the tagline for a summer blockbuster with a supernatural theme. It sounds like the otherwise normal […]

I am thoroughly convinced of the need to meet with my brothers and sisters in Christ on a regular basis. I was fairly convinced by Scripture, but I am now absolutely certain because of my personal experience. I find myself buoyed and energized every time I go to services or to our house church (a […]

Nature abhors a vacuum. Whenever all matter is removed from a space, the matter nearby will tend to replace it. There is all kinds of interesting science involved in studying this natural law, but there is no doubt that it is true. Often, when attempting to remove an offending substance from a space, it is […]

I read in the news that yet another person was found alive in the rubble in Haiti. It is a credit to the men and women who dig through the wreckage quickly, but safely, to find those who need help. For me, it brings back memories of the many, many heroes who did the same […]

My son is learning the valuable lesson that eighty percent of life is just showing up. He volunteers as an AV guy on Sundays and he’s surprised at how often he is asked to help. We keep pointing out that he simply shows up when he’s asked, so they ask him frequently. It would never […]

Why do you climb the mountain? Because it’s there. This trite response actually encapsulates a profound statement about human motivation. We are not meant to be aimless creatures living lives without meaning. We are meant to have purpose and to have challenges along the way. The problem is that sometimes the challenges look too big. […]

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