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Life’s Challenges

The economy of more

Last year I asked for more. I had one insane financial goal, and I asked God to help me meet it. He did. And…

Life’s Challenges

Plan for a train

Plan for a train One of my daughter’s track coaches was known for being that kind of coach—the one who set a high bar…

Living My Faith

Put it all together

Athletes become superstars when they can put it all together. The fundamentals of the game are in them. They hit the shot consistently. They…

Friends & Family

Don’t be stupid

A little boy once asked me if a lot of people read the things I write. When I told him that sometimes my words…

Life’s Challenges

Heating and pounding

Have you ever watched a silversmith work? It’s mesmerizing. As a child, I attended a renaissance festival and was captivated by the craftsmanship. The…

Living My Faith

New wine needs new skin

“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed….

Living My Faith

What is the real message of Easter?

For over a thousand years, Jewish believers worshiped God on Saturday, also called the Sabbath. But after Jesus rose from the dead, early Christians…

Life’s Challenges

It’s all about others

In our last devotion, we left Moses on a mountaintop with his arms burning. Each time he lowered them, the Israelites died by the…

Life’s Challenges

Almost home

Did you know the average life expectancy in the U.S. according to WorldData is 74.5 years for men and 80.2 years for women? Subtract…

Living My Faith

Fast learners

Have you ever done a fast? Perhaps you’ve fasted for Lent or for your health or for a medical procedure. Fasting is coming back…

Life’s Challenges

Before the beginning

Feeling unsettled? scared? like it all depends on you? like you’re powerless to do what needs to be done? Feeling sick of others? tired…

Living My Faith

Never take grace for granted

I can’t touch your heart unless I open up mine. I’m a baby boomer, middle-class, American, white male. I had nothing to do with…