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Seeking Saturday: Forgiveness is Contagious – A Testimony of Peace

Happy Seeking Saturday! Two weeks ago, I shared a post – Completely Broken – The Amazing Story of ‘Coach’ Gary Weller.  If you’ve read it, you’ll recall the amazing story of faith, persistence and determination of a former high school football coach who was intentionally run over while jogging.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it, please do; it will stir your soul. As I wrote on the difficult topic of forgiveness this week, I began to see […]

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Building Your Home

A lot of people tell me that the Bible isn’t applicable today, that somehow these words have survived thousands of years, yet remain ineffective. Today, I want to give you a glimpse into how the words have drastically impacted my world recently. One habit I have begun is reading a chapter from Proverbs each morning. As I rise early to greet the blessing of a new day, I long for the wisdom penned generations ago. The timelessness and truth of […]

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Seeking Saturday: Who is Dennis Masaku?

What Are You Seeking? My 2nd principle on the journey to living richly is Invest in Others.  Hopefully, this story will shed light on the power that simple principle carries. Back in 2010, my wife and I engaged with a ministry through our church, Port City Community Church, called HOPE 127. At the time, we really didn’t know any details, just simply responded to a call to start giving to the ministry.  We were told that the gift would be […]

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Though You May Stumble: My Rough Road to Fatherhood

“God cannot tempt to virtue as we do to vice. He wants us to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there, He is pleased even with our stumbles.” ~ C.S. Lewis The quote above gives me incredible hope for all of us. C.S. Lewis is saying that God doesn’t tempt us to good, to a virtue; He doesn’t work that way. He just desires for us to […]

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Seeking Saturday: Do Work Son!

I ran across a passage from 1 Chronicles 28 this morning that caught me off guard but captivated my imagination.  As you seek this Saturday, don’t lose heart in doing YOUR work. King David is dying.  He is old and knows his life and time on earth is coming to an end.  His dying vision is to build a temple for the Ark of The Lord, but God has revealed that David will never see the fullness of this vision. […]

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Be Calm, Be Quiet, Be Content

Too often, I feel like no one can relate to my life–no one can understand where I’m coming from. In my frustration, I isolate myself on my own little island, set up camp, and throw a one-man pity party. However, I found some consolation this week from the Old Testament that gives me the strength to persevere. David knew the joy of victory. He also understood the pain of defeat. He danced with gladness, yet at times, his soul was troubled to […]

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The Great Debate Between Action and Faith

In high school, the number that adorned my baseball uniform was, forty-one. It was my number. I took possession of it and owned it. It didn’t have any significant meaning at the time, but since has taken on a life of its own. In college, I became a huge Dave Matthews Band fan, something like twelve shows in four years. Ironically, Dave Matthews has a song called #41 – creative considering it was the 41st song he had written. Through […]

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