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Category Archive: Discipleship, Self Improvement

A Position of Strength

Overcoming Adversity There was a time I worked for a guy who, although he was good to me, was the kind of character where if you were interested in securing a favorable deal for yourself, you needed...

I Despise My Own Life – How to Handle Depression

Sadness, Regret and Reflection With Robin Williams’ recent death comes a wave of emotions: Sadness, regret and also reflection. Robin didn’t die due to an accident. He intentionally took his own...

What is “Muscular Christianity?”

A Brief History If you’re thinking you’ve heard the term “Muscular Christianity” before, you probably have. The YMCA was a byproduct of the movement that went by the same name...

Higher Education

So, Peter and his crew have been fishing all night. They know what they’re doing. They do this for a living. But despite their best efforts, they haven’t caught anything and you can imagine the...

3:00 Today

Last nite was nuts! A collection of ridiculous trials had been quickly put together for the sole purpose of making a case so Pilate would be obligated to hear it and, with any luck, they could...

Ankle Deep – Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of “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 bring it...

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...

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...