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

“Hey, man, I got your back!” This phrase would seem to have a modern root what with all the hip vocabulary we have produced in the past decades. However, it seem there is nothing new under the sun. Especially with the Son. I was taking a little tip-toe through Isaiah and what do you know? […]

“Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.” Psalm 37:8-9 Do you notice that when you are confronted with a situation that causes you to fly off the handle that it […]

Everybody fears the actions of somebody. Everybody has that possible confrontation they can think of that strikes fear in the heart. The fear of the unknown consequence can be worse than the actual event or it can be the other way around. My thought is that understanding the actual power of the person or thing […]

Human nature never really changes and there are only so many tools in the bag for selfishly wanting to have our way. One that always strikes me as obvious and is used over and over is the tactic of “you are worse than I am”. This is based on the premise that, if I do […]

It seems to be a seasonal tradition around here to watch the weathermen try to predict when and how much it will snow and then laugh at how wrong they are. It seems to be that the only thing you can be sure of is that they won’t get it right. I’m a fan of […]

I’m used to being pretty close to the actual work with my job. I get antsy when I’m too far removed from the developers writing the code and turning the specs into software. Part of that is simply because I can trust what I can see and feel myself. I’m more skeptical of what I’m […]

Fear

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I like to think I had a relatively normal childhood. I know my parents loved me and still do. I know everything they made me do or did for me was because they thought it was the best thing for me. Still, I would say I had a healthy fear of my father. Don’t read […]

Big fish in little ponds are a pet peeve of mine. I lost track long ago of the number of people I have had to interact with that were kings and queens of their tiny, little domains and wanted me to know my place in that domain. It is infuriating and frustrating when you just […]

I have actually heard the argument made that self-defense is the wrong choice. The theory is that in a situation where you are being attacked and either you are going to die or he does, it is better for you to die. It is better to submit to the attacker. This act is the ultimate […]

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 You know this race, don’t you? It is the one where everyone dies […]

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