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

I’m in an interesting place professionally. I quit a salaried job two years ago to start freelancing. As a result, I’m currently working on four different projects at the same time that range from sizable and potentially very profitable to very small with a limited budget. The larger project is a startup in which I […]

The message this last weekend struck a chord with me. I was reminded that to draw closer to God, I have responsibilities to my fellow man. Our relationship with Him is not in a vacuum. Our relationship with other people is a part of the equation, too. “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your […]

When I was a kid, it was common knowledge that making a promise was a serious commitment. It was doubly serious if you said, “cross my heart”. However, if you crossed your fingers behind your back, you were free from the commitment. You could say whatever you wanted without effect. It got to the point […]

I’ve been around long enough to look for the catch in offers that appear too good to be true. I’ve seen a number of deals that ask you to call in to get your free gift which is guaranteed to be one of five gifts listed. The five listed are things like new cars, home […]

This can be a tough time of year for those of us with less-than-perfect family relationships. This may be one of the few times you find yourself across the table from someone you can’t stand or sharing chip and dip with someone you aren’t speaking to. These are really uncomfortable and difficult situations. There’s just […]

After a fantastic dinner, I was full. I was quite full and there was pie still to come. But it was more than that… I was sitting in a warm, dry house filled with typical American comforts with my healthy, safe family after eating a dinner that was both generous and fantastically prepared by my […]

My family has been having lunch at the same place on Tuesdays for quite a while now. It’s a great chance to do something together and check in with each other during the week while nobody is distracted with anything else. We always drive the same way, so it’s obvious when something changes on our […]

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God […]

I’ve always considered myself a fairly patient, even-keeled guy. But, lately, I’ve been a little shocked at how steady I’ve been able to keep it going. This is not to brag, but I’ve had to step back and say, “Where did that restraint come from? How did I not go nuts there?” I’ve been doing […]

“Blessed are the flexible, for they will not be broken” That’s not one of the beatitudes, but it’s commonly thrown around as a humorous addition when working as a church volunteer. Things change, requirements are malleable, and you never know what’s coming next. Part of the reason it makes us chuckle is because it also […]

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