For My Sisters

For My Sisters

“I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.” I Timothy 2:12 A couple of months ago my wife, Bri, and I began discussing what we were going to preach for the summer. Sometimes we like to choose a large topic and pick it apart over…

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Day Drinking

Day Drinking

Human beings are creatures of habit. It’s cliche but no less true. Another word for habit is ritual, so it is, that we are creatures of ritual. We have a certain way of doing things, of moving in the world that, if we skip, we feel out of sorts, like something is wrong that we…

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

About a year after Bri and I were married I started having a tremendous pain in my right lower back. It was horrible and it just kept getting worse. And no, that is not a veiled references to Bri being a pain in my backside. It was real. We prayed. We tried massage. And we…

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Potential

Potential

“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” I Timothy 6:12 I understand my parents a whole lot better these days. It’s amazing how that happens once you have kids of your…

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Transcend The Categories

Transcend The Categories

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 We have a tendency, and I am guilty of it too, to compartmentalize our lives. We like to try and separate all of the different things we do…

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F∙R∙I∙E∙N∙D∙S

F∙R∙I∙E∙N∙D∙S

  A month or so ago Bri and I received our invitation to our 20th High School reunion this August. My first thought was “Has it really been that long?” followed by a look in the mirror, with a close examination of the gray in my beard and a slightly exasperated, “Yup. It sure has.”…