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Category Archive: Discipleship, Fitness, Self Improvement

Your Everyday Gauntlet

A Gauntlet is most usually thought of as the armored glove worn by knights of old. It also refers to an ancient form of discipline where a criminal was forced to walk between two columns of...

Goals: Identify, Magnify and Clarify

New Year’s Resolutions are typical this time of year. But regardless of the calendar date, setting goals is an important step to take in order to achieve the success you’re targeting. There are...

The Guy With the Five Talents

  Have you ever considered the individual featured in the Parable of the Talents who was given five talents, invested them and was able to report to his master a return of five more? It’s in...

Before There Was Insurance…

“My success so far has only been won by absolute indifference to my future career.” (Theodore Roosevelt) Theodore Roosevelt is one of my favorite Presidents. He won the Medal of Honor as...

It’s Ain’t Just Heaven

In one sentence or less: What does it mean to be born again? Some confuse saying a pre-manufactured prayer in the midst of an emotional moment to being saved. They catch a glimpse of hell and they...

My Birthday

It seems the older you get, the more common it is for people to accompany their birthday salutations with a collection of condolences. Stuff like, “It’s only a number!” or “You look good for...

The Edge of God

I’m reading a book right now that has a young, idealistic guy determined to prove that he has what it takes to be an agent within an organization whose job it is to fight and bring to justice those...

There is Such a Thing as “Muscular Christianity”

Think about this: Being fit spiritually needs to be approached with the same kind of resolve that one deploys in the context of being physically fit. Reason being is that I’m not going to...

Thomas Jefferson at Ten Years Old

It wasn’t that long ago if you were old enough to work, you were an adult. That means by the time we were getting our Learner’s Permit, George Washington had already completed surveying...

Productivity or Activity?

Sometimes you just don’t have time to waste, you know? You’ll sit down to do something and you find yourself involuntarily doing a bunch of things simultaneously, or at least it feels like it....