A REAL Man
Feb28

A REAL Man

One of my favorite Bible verses for men is found in the book of Job. Near the end of Job’s trials, after all of his friends had tried to “comfort” him and counsel him, God finally showed up on the scene in a whirlwind (a tornado.) In Job 3:8 God said to Job “Now gird up your loins like a man….” Put in today’s vernacular, He was saying “MAN UP!” I asked a group of men at a Bible Study one night “If God came to you and said ‘Man Up’...

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False Hope…Or Real Hope?
Feb21

False Hope…Or Real Hope?

During an energetic game of freeze tag one Wednesday night at church, one of my elementary kids came and sat down beside me at the table breathing deeply. I asked “are you alright?” He replied “I just need to take a break since I have sports-induced asthma.” I spontaneously put my hand on his head and prayed “Lord remove this asthma from him in Jesus’ name!” I removed my hand and told him I would continue to pray for him about this...

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Preparation Time
Feb06

Preparation Time

I spent 30 minutes preparing a salad that I consumed within 5 minutes…but, preparation time is never wasted time. A college student spends 10 hours studying for a 30 minute test…but, preparation time is never wasted time. An Olympic 100-meter dash runner trains 4 years for a 10 second race… but, preparation time is never wasted time. If we added up all of the preparation time of our lives and matched it against the “real-life...

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The Out-Of-Tune Piano
Feb02

The Out-Of-Tune Piano

I posed an interesting question to a group of friends…“If you loved music and could play the piano, but all you had available to play was an old, out-of-tune piano, would you play it? Would your love for music demand that the piano be played in spite of its imperfections…or…would your love for music prevent you from filling the air with imperfect tones and notes?” In life there are various levels of excellence (not...

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