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Buddha’s 3 Essentials for Happiness


Dick Van Dyke in his book My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business addresses the three essentials to a happy life according to Buddha. You need to find a work to do. You need to find something to … 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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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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Would You Still Choose to Live the Life of Believer If …


What if you knew the way to heaven was forever barred from you … You knew that you’d screwed up enough that you’d get nowhere near the presence of a holy God … I’m curious. Would you still choose to … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Flight Attendants


In reading two blog articles (in fact, one right after the other), both authors commented about flight attendants. Jeff Goins wrote, “Not too long ago, I was traveling and came across a rude flight attendant. This woman was clearly jaded … Continue reading

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A Bit of Trouble Long, Long Ago, In A Middle School Far Away


I’m guest posting at Jon Stolpe Stretched today. Check out “The Kid Stretches Me.” *** Long, long ago, in a middle school far away, a minor injury became a major problem. I cut my finger. (That is minor. Yes, I … Continue reading

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It Sounded So Simple Until I Got Distracted


In a sermon, my pastor friend Chuck asked, “What distracts you from keeping the main thing the main thing?” To be honest, the list grows long. I’m distracted by … … curiosity and questions … What’s the musical lineup on … Continue reading

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Boys in Cars Can Make You Want to Cry


An adolescent boy stands on a downtown street corner. The white tip of a pocket peeks out below the frayed fabric of his cut-off jean shorts. A white t-shirt clings to his thin chest. A baseball cap sits cockeyed on … Continue reading

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