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

Having just returned from a cross-country trip that included two events that nearly caused me to miss my connections combined with delays at the most inopportune moments, I am reminded of how little control I have. I was surprised at how quickly the panic rose in me when the prospect of being stuck in a […]

This topic of feelings seems to be prevalent in our society. It has become a huge challenge not to step on some ethnic, gender, or lifestyle toe and become quickly labeled as a bigot or intolerant. To my way of thinking, it is way too easy to run to our feelings, become a victim in […]

“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple” Luke 14:26 Wow, this verse seems a bit harsh. In fact, it seems to contradict the very nature of Jesus Christ. But, […]

“And entering in, He said to them, ‘Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.’ They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. Taking the child by […]

Knowing when to do something can make all the difference. For example, when to laugh and when not to laugh. The President he-he’d at the wrong time and people said he was insensitive. The old belly yuk works fine when the boss tells a joke. However, if your mother-in-law does a header in the driveway, […]

Nearly every child I’ve interacted with does this adorable thing where they think nobody can see them when they cover their eyes. It takes a few years for them to realize that the lights don’t go out for everyone when they do that. In my son’s later years, it has become a running joke to […]

What do you do when you’ve survived an ordeal? Do you jump and cheer? Do you celebrate your good fortune? Do you promise to change? Do you give thanks to God? “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall […]

“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15 Today, I’m really feeling like Paul. I’m feeling like the list of my trespasses is long. I feel like my history is shameful. I have a crystal […]

I can make a strong argument that the first responsibility of government is to provide security for its citizens. Now, we can debate what is included in “security”, but surely it starts with protecting lives. I think of movies that have tapped into this deep emotional bond we have regarding the security we expect. How […]

I grew up in a generation that really had no need for an exercise routine because it was built into our life by our parents with things called chores. I smile when I see so many people that use their spare time to exercise. I know it is a healthy thing to do, but I […]

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