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

I’ve been reading through a book on church history. Lately, I’ve been reading about the seventh century after the church had split rather dramatically between Rome and Constantinople and the world was seeing Islam expand. I am amazed at how the church, in those early centuries, got caught up in splitting hairs. There were legitimate […]

For many kids, the most effective way to discipline is through the removal of possessions and privileges. In my day, it was being grounded from TV and not being able to see friends. Today, it means taking away the cell phone and Internet access. But, still, the point is that taking away something that a […]

“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.” Psalm 103:17-18 God loves everyone. God has granted common grace to everyone. But, God has separated those […]

Babies are a big deal in our family. I am amazed how something that small can mobilize so many people to do so many specific things. Something really remarkable about these little folks was described by a study done at Yale. The bright lights decided to take a herd of six-month-old tykes and test them […]

We respect the player that plays for the sake of the team. He makes the plays that give the team the best chance, not just himself. These are the players we want our sons and daughters to emulate. We honor the soldier that sacrifices for his fellow soldiers and his country. He gives up time, […]

Here is something I have to constantly work on: my presentation of myself to the world. I have always been pretty good at adaptation to any given business situation. I have to be because I am in sales. I can get lazy and use this attribute in the way I present my faith. To tell […]

My wife loves to tell the story of her conversation with a co-worker of mine early in my career. I was in the middle of my first project as a technical lead and it was beginning to grind. This co-worker was on that team and also was a good friend of ours and my wife […]

We all have our favorite authors. One of mine is Charles Ryrie. If you do not have a copy of his book, “Basic Theology”, then I suggest you get it. He has a way of taking the complex and untangling it in such a way that you have that “Oh, now I get it!” feeling. […]

More than a few people have accused my points of view of being cold and heartless. They think I believe in a conditional, limited love. But, it is many of those same people who will boil life back down to a sort of social Darwinism. Don’t you know it’s about the survival of the fittest? […]

I often spend my time concerned that my decisions will not perpetuate the plan. How silly for me to think my efforts can derail God’s plan for me. Somewhere between my short vision and my sin nature lies a naive belief that I somehow am in control. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by […]

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