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October 31, 2019

Last night, the Washington Nationals completed an unlikely run from wildcard team to World Series champions. Living in our nation's capital for 30 years, this made me one very happy fan. But it also caused me to think about the larger issue of winning and losing in life.

All of us have ups and downs. Whether individually or as a family, some periods in our lives are harder than others. Life is difficult for everyone, even those who seem to have it all. So, how do we handle winning?

Most of us find it easy to be gracious righ...

October 31, 2019

Last night, the Washington Nationals completed an unlikely run from wildcard team to World Series champions. Living in our nation's capital for 30 years, this made me one very happy fan. But it also caused me to think about the larger issue of winning and losing in life.

All of us have ups and downs. Whether individually or as a family, some periods in our lives are harder than others. Life is difficult for everyone, even those who seem to have it all. So, how do we handle winning?

Most of us find it easy to be gracious righ...

February 26, 2019

Today, I'm excited to welcome Del Duduit to my blog. Del is a kindred spirit who likes writing devotions. He is a sports writer and an all-around great guy.  

Latest book: Dugout Devotions

Website: http://www.delduduit.com

Del Duduit is an award-winning writer/author, speaker and contributor to Athletes in Action. He is the author of Buckeye Believer: 40 Days of Devotions for the Ohio State Faithful and is represented by Cyle Young. His work has appeared in Clubhouse Magazine (Focus on the Family) Sports Spectrum, Toddst...

February 12, 2019

Make no mistake, work is about completing tasks, customer service and operating within a set of guidelines. As we work more on-line, we can find ourselves feeling isolated and alone.

Perhaps the majority of our tasks involve computer screens and information technology systems. So, how do we take God to work in an increasingly technological society.

Love

The difference between Christianity and most other world religions is the emphasis on love. It all started with God's love for us. "But God demonstrates His own love toward us...

August 8, 2018

Many months ago, God began stirring an idea in the hearts of Pastor Steve Reynolds and me. Separately at first, we felt the nudging of God's Spirit. People spend almost one-third of our lives at our jobs. Yet, many of us put a wall between our faith and the work we do.

God wants each of us to understand that our work is His plan for taking care of the world. He intends for every person to play an active role in caring for others and our planet by doing our jobs as unto Him.

Does God Want to Help You at Work?

I used...

May 26, 2018

Dashing into 7-11 this morning, I grabbed a coffee for a friend and headed to the diet soda dispenser for myself. A familiar homeless lady stood at the machine, teaching so many object lessons with her very existence.

Everyone in our urban/suburb town knows Nora. She always wears a toboggan hat, even in today's 80-degree weather. The plastic tag is still hanging from the top of the yellow knit hat. Although obviously a female, several whiskers protrude from her chin and many wrinkles surround her eyes. Even in the dead of s...

August 2, 2017

Christian Writer Not Welcome

   Funny thing happened as I tried to line up a book signing, the transgender scheduler at the bookstore decided a Christian author was not appropriate for their store. Though I have connections in the town where the store is located and could have brought them several new customers, Christian thought was too dangerous for them to allow in their store.

   This led me to my blog topic for today. Progressivism threatens true Christian faith because it wars against God and His Word as presented in H...

July 13, 2017

   In a few blessed lives, uninterrupted joy seems to fill every day. For the rest of us, life is a series of ups and downs. One day, we get an unexpected check in the mail. Another day, it’s an unexpected bill to pay. While spiritual maturity can even out our roller coaster ride, there remain seasons of life that are not pleasant ones.

Hard Times

   When my mother was going downhill physically and mentally to a lesser degree, it was easy to fall into pessimism about the future. Many of the happiest times of my life wer...

June 17, 2017

Psalm 68: 1-3

1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
    may his foes flee before him.
2 May you blow them away like smoke—
    as wax melts before the fire,
    may the wicked perish before God.
3 But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice before God;
    may they be happy and joyful.

Spiritual Warfare

Back in the day, it seemed most Christians understood that we are in a battle. Not only is it a temporal battle for our livelihood, our fam...

May 22, 2017

 Almost everyone enjoys flavorful foods. A little spice saves the blandest of dishes and rewards the chef with praise and return patronage.

God feels the same way about His people. Matthew 5: 13-16 tells us that we are to be salt and light to His world. 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither...

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