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Author Archive: Bruce Gust

Ankle Deep – Part One

Welcome to a two part series called “Ankle Deep!” We’re looking at a particular passage in Ezekiel – popping the hood to first get an idea of what’s being said and then...

The Difference Between Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Intelligence

It says in Scripture to do your “best” when it comes to understanding and obeying God’s Word: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed...

Fitness as a Subcategory of Discipleship

I like to think of Fitness as a subcategory of Discipleship. While it’s not necessarily typical, it’s Biblical in that: • your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19-20) • we’re...

Lots of Sweet Potatoes

The Second Harvest Food Bank truck lumbered up the drive and came to a halt. Out popped the driver who disappeared into the trailer and emerged with a box on a forklift that was over five feet hight...

Move. Become. Now.

I’ve always been inspired by Caleb. You meet him for the first time in Numbers 13. He was a standout from the tribe of Judah and was selected as one of 12 men to go out and explore Canaan. Their...

The Tyranny of the Urgent

The Dictionary defines “tyranny” as “cruel and oppressive power.” When you consider the context of the title of this post, it makes sense. Here’s the situation: You’ve got several plates...

The Pitch

I teach an 8th Grade Boys Sunday School class. I’m often encouraging them to be able to state what they believe and why without stumbling and mumbling their way through a bunch of clichés and...

The Butterfly Effect

“The Butterfly Effect” is a book written by Andy Andrews. He starts off by introducing Edward Lorenz who presented a hypothesis to the New York Academy of Science. He is theory was that: “A...

The Strenuous Life – the Mindset of a “Muscular Christian”

…I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes,...

The God Gap

  The Traveler’s Gift “The Final Summit” is a book by Andy Andrews. He’s an author that has a fascinating testimony of how he went from being homeless, living under a pier in the...