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

Look through history and consider those who have achieved much power without enough mercy and grace. They tend to exercise that power abruptly and their justice is not appreciated (even if they are fair). Now, consider those who were overflowing with mercy and love, but had no power. That might be tougher, because history tends […]

Is it just me, or is the idea of showing solidarity with the poor or the homeless by spending a night with them kind of a condescending gesture? What exactly does that do when a celebrity camps out on a heating grate for the night? How many hungry people are fed when someone who is […]

Consider all the arguments that different faiths have to make to elevate their prophets, angels, etc. to form a lineage to God and the authority they believe He has given to them. As Christians, we need no intermediation to have a personal relationship with God. The Old Testament tells us that Moses conversed with God […]

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a meeting with senior management trying to explain intricate problems or describe technology decisions. Sometimes, I’m lucky enough to have another engineer across the table who can speak the same technical shorthand and I can get my point across with all of the nuances. Frequently, […]

Why do we all believe that John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln? Don’t worry, this isn’t a trick question. We believe this because a large crowd of people heard the shot and watched him jump from Lincoln’s box to the stage. We believe this because those people told other people who then reported it in […]

I’m beginning to think that the only thing more dangerous to my spiritual walk than being busy, is being busy with stuff I love. I find myself in a situation now where I have too much work and all of it is for projects I’m really enjoying. I’m learning new things and expanding my skill […]

Watching the skiers in the Olympics, you hear the term “fearless” over and over. At first, they all seem crazy to be heading down a hill that steep, that fast, but if you watch a few, you can see what the announcers mean. There are those who seem timid and are taking the safe path […]

There is prestige in having been there. Our society has placed attendance at major events as an achievement in itself. Think of how many baby-boomers claim to have been at Woodstock. How big a deal is it to go to the World Series or the Super Bowl? How many times do we ooh and ahh […]

I have been a regular watcher of NBA basketball this year which hasn’t been the case for some time. As a result, my wife is watching more with me and creating some funny situations. It used to be that she would scold me for getting upset or yelling at the TV. Now that she watches […]

I’m a fan of mind benders, logic puzzles, and other games that make you think. A common theme with these activities is that the goal appears to be impossible at first glance. But, of course, it isn’t or there wouldn’t be any game to it. The challenge is to try to ignore the common paths […]

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