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

I think people misunderstand my point of view regarding the environment. It seems that the conventional wisdom says that you are either pro-environment or anti-environment. That’s almost as ridiculous as someone claiming he is pro-clean water. Does that imply his opponents are anti-clean water? Often, what environmentalists really mean is that we should subjugate ourselves […]

It has taken me many years to learn a lesson about communicating with my wife. I believe this to be generally true for men and women, but there are certainly exceptions. I have realized that there have been many times when she has tried to communicate deep, powerful emotions to me and I have short-circuited […]

Lately, I’ve been taking great comfort in dependability. I earn my income hourly, so the paychecks are up and down based on how I spend my time. I watch baseball and read about my favorite football and basketball teams and they all let me down and disappoint. Politicians seem to get shiftier and less trustworthy […]

I’m now living through a couple of weeks that will change our family dynamic dramatically. We’re not moving nor am I changing jobs, but change is coming. We’ve been homeschooling our son since kindergarten and he graduates high school this year. That will bring to an end our role has his primary educators. It will […]

Some people are turned off by the posturing and seeming arrogance of professional athletes. To be sure, there are some characters I could live without. But, I honestly believe that the personality types that succeed in professional sports often have a natural confidence or swagger that colors their tactics and strategies in the game. They […]

Imagine you are a crew member on the Titanic the night she hits the iceberg. Imagine that you know the ship will sink before anyone else does. Trying to use the time left to the best of your ability, you race around telling folks to get to the lifeboats and prepare to abandon ship. Then, […]

Dad always told me that God gave me two ears and one mouth for a reason. We should listen more than we speak. Good grief, I wish I could learn that lesson. It is amazing how many years of bridge-building can come crashing down in fifteen seconds. I’m stunned when I hear it. I’m flabbergasted […]

I don’t know if it is genetic or if it is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but I have a very low tolerance for fakes. I get annoyed and agitated when I see some musician or actor showing solidarity by marching with the homeless or visiting the poor. What, precisely, does that accomplish? How […]

“A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” Proverbs 22:3 Don’t be stupid and push your luck. Play it safe. Right? “The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 Following God means not being timid […]

“If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is […]

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