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Russell Wilson: An Unlikely Champion

Although Russell Wilson transferred to Wisconsin for his senior season, he spent three years quarterbacking the NC State Wolfpack, my alma mater.  Since his days with the Wolfpack, I’ve been a huge fan. As he has excelled in his professional career, it has been an uplifting experience to watch him grow, not only as a player, but as a person as well. I can’t think of a better example of, as the book of Matthew says, salt and light. His […]

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Who is God Pulling For in the Super Bowl?

Tomorrow, 100 million plus will sit in front of a TV and watch — commercials… …and a little football. The Super Bowl is the apex sporting event drawing viewers in over 200 countries. Unparalleled, the world is its stage. This year – in particular – the storylines are epic. On one side you have Peyton Manning, arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history.  In addition to his list of accomplishments, Manning is notorious for being one of the classiest players […]

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Monday Matters: Are You Centered?

Welcome to another edition of Monday Matters! This week we get to hear from none other than my wife, Liz. She came to me the other day, out of the blue, and said that she had written something while the boys napped.  I thought it would be a great benefit to those of you going through any challenging time, trying to grab perspective on your circumstances; especially if you have small children! I’m so incredibly grateful for her and you’ll see […]

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When a Lion Breathes on Your Neck

As we slowly walked toward the den of lions their deep roar rattled within my bones, sending a chill throughout my entire body. How could we possibly throw this man in with those ferocious beasts? I knew he felt the chill and heard the roar as well. Even so, I heard him utter under his breath: “O God of my fathers; praise be your name forever and ever. Wisdom and power are yours and you give it to the wise […]

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Why Do You Doubt?

“I wonder where Jesus is?” I thought to myself as I tried to hold the oar steady against the beating waves.  It was unusually rough and we were all working to stay afloat.  The waves created additional turmoil in my mind.  Our brother, John the Baptist, was just beheaded and it rested heavily on my heart. I wondered if my fate would be the same as his? My mind drifted to the hillside earlier in the day. I still can’t […]

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Defining Trust

Yesterday, I was blown away to find out that a fellow blogger quoted my writing on her site.  Please understand that it wasn’t the fact of using my words, although I was honored and so glad they spoke to her, it was the quote she used that got my attention.  (PS – Robin writes about a Courageous Heart here, go check it out!)  She quoted words about my grandfather’s suicide. “Life will be full of moments that can define you, […]

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A Search for the Truth

I don’t have it all figured out, but I am searching as I continue my journey. I especially DO NOT want to preach. But I do know this… I’m tired of adjusting the truth… I want to be wise… “When the truth presents itself, the wise person sees the light, takes it in, and makes adjustments. The fool tries to adjust the truth so he does not have to adjust to it.” – Dr. Henry Cloud This isn’t a sermon […]

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