Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do You Love People and Use Things or Love Things and Use People?


My friend Jon has Ice-Breaker Friday at his blog Jon Stolpe Stretched. He recently asked, “If you could make a playlist of your favorite songs, what five songs would make the list?” I answered then read other people’s answers. Later … Continue reading

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Are You Making Enough Money to be A Good Christian?


Face turning red, eyes narrowing, the older man said, “You’re not a real Christian if you don’t live up to your potential. The more money you make the more you can give.” After our dinner conversation, I reflected on the … Continue reading

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When We Invite People Into Community, What Are We Wanting Them to Experience?


Have you ever seen a group of people you wished you could join but you were a stranger, an outsider looking in? I remember an American Christian Fiction Writers banquet held in Minneapolis (the one in Minnesota). A room divider … Continue reading

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3 Truths to Remember When Life Gets Unsettling


I lost 30 pounds last year; found 10 of the lost little buggers this past winter. I noticed losing the burden of even five pounds made a difference in how I felt. On the court (where it counts), I had … Continue reading

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A Plea for More Prayer


“Ceasing from prayer is sin against God.” Andrew Murray makes that bold assertion in his book, The Ministry of Intercession: A Plea for More Prayer. And my response? Ouch! For a little more context, let me add the biblical quote … Continue reading

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What’s Your Pleasure?


“Morning sex on Sunday is better than church.” Bill Maher said that. Okay, I have three things to say in response to Maher. One, I don’t disagree with him. Two, but I see sex and church as two distinctly different … Continue reading

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3 Observations About an Encounter With the Living God


What if you alone survived a horrific accident? What if, during the three days you remained in a coma, you glided into eternity then later awoke to find yourself in a hospital bed with no recollection of the past 72 … Continue reading

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