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

Wouldn’t it be great to wake up some morning and find a link in your email that allowed direct communication to God? I wonder how many people would pass it along? Then how many would follow it up with another reminder to open it up and give it a try? Way too outrageous to think […]

Duck?

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If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and acts like a duck… it’s probably a duck. This deep wisdom is a valuable way to test yourself, too. If your motives, words, and actions seem to match a description, you shouldn’t dismiss yourself as a false positive too quickly: “For everyone practicing evil […]

Just bad karma? This is a phrase that allows people to give a shoulder shrug to life and circumstances. The idea that one life is connected to the next life by stepping up or down a rung after you die is a concept the Eastern mindset came up with to answer the eternal question of […]

I’ve coached dozens of employees and countless young folks to not get lost in the abyss of the future. Whether it’s daydreaming about great achievements or curled up in a ball worrying about a thousand responsibilities, the future can overwhelm you. It can still catch up with me. Being a contract developer means trying to […]

A rather well-known church in Seattle recently planted a new church in Portland. Almost immediately there was controversy as people who had raised a ruckus in Seattle began to “warn” the community in Portland where the plant was starting. I found out about this during the evening news when a reporter interviewed the new pastor […]

I feel like I’m cheating in some way when I share a thought I first heard from my pastor. But, it occurs to me that he’s just sharing a thought he first heard from Paul, Peter, or Jesus anyway. And I think the whole point is to share the Scripture (it’s not like any of […]

I always get a little kick when I hear stories about million dollar paintings being found in someone’s attic or rare memorabilia being found after someone dies. It’s just a curious thing how folks overlook the valuable amongst all of the other junk in their lives. This is especially difficult when the valuable thing is […]

I suppose it’s true about most big projects, but there’s a common joke about software projects and how much time they take. It’s said that the first eighty percent of a project takes eighty percent of the time and the last eighty percent of a project takes the other eighty percent of the time. This […]

As the political season revs up, my passion about my values and our country builds, too. The older I get, though, the more gray the choices are. This leads to disgust with those on the other side of the spectrum and cynicism and frustration with the best options I have to choose from on my […]

“God moves in mysterious ways” – millions of people of various religious stripes “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ says the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.’” Isaiah 55:8-9 The […]

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