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

Let me demonstrate absurdity by being absurd. Imagine a man who is a skilled woodworker. He decides to build a rocking chair. He uses the best hardwood money can buy. He works slowly and deliberately to make sure the pieces are perfectly shaped and evenly balanced. He fits the pieces together with joints that need […]

Before really diving in to my relationship with Jesus, I was a more traditional kind of student. I loved learning of all kinds, but my brain seems especially attuned to solid, logical arguments. I appreciate a vigorous debate with sound evidence and strong arguments on both sides. As I have studied more apologetics, I’ve found […]

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you imagine the good things that could happen? Or do you dwell on all of the terrible things that may come about? I would consider myself a long view optimist. I’m not one who will claim that every decision or every action I take will be the […]

Grace: A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill. Nice thought, isn’t it? If you find yourself in a position like I did once during a business meeting, you need this kind of grace. I was trying to make a point about some packaging that was being considered for a line of pepperoni sticks. I […]

Do you ever get the feeling you can have points taken away from you if you are doing something wrong, but don’t know it? Ignorance of the law is no excuse. I run into this all the time in my business. I hear things like, “I have been driving this way for twenty years, I […]

Remember the saying, “You know when you know”? If you have based your faith on the words of other men and women, if your faith in Christ is based in the same silly lemming attitude of those that say, “Well, science has proven…”, if you have not spent as much time gathering information about your […]

The sanctification process can be murder. Anybody that takes his salvation seriously wants to become a better person. We strive toward the perfect person of Jesus Christ knowing full well we will die on the journey and never achieve the level of perfection needed to be exactly like Him. This remaking of oneself gives way […]

There are many questions the Bible produces that take a certain comfort level of faith to resolve in our minds. “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 We are like God? We look like God? God is both male […]

Of all the tactics that political types use, the one that gets under my skin the most is the dissection of a question to keep from giving a direct response. Example: Does the new health care bill allow for publicly funded abortion? Answer: “There are no direct public funds to fund abortion.” Reality: there are […]

I consider myself a reasonably intelligent guy. As a result, I’m pretty insulted when TV and movies assume I’m not and hit me over the head with plot points and key moments so I don’t miss the connection. Let me feel clever by spotting the clue and the connection. Don’t give me a five minute […]

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