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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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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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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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Overcoming Fear, Doubt and Insecurity – How to Fight

I love this picture of a ship sailing into the night.  I took it while in Maui in 2011.  It relates so much to this post.  As the ship heads into the darkness, it cannot lose its course.  It must keep it.  The sun will rise again and light will fill the sky, illuminating the path. Just like this ship, we must not lose our course when the darkness of fear, doubt and insecurity set in.  We must stay true […]

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A Story of Faith

For many, the Old Testament is a confusing and unrelated part of the gospel story. Nothing could be further from the truth. As many theologians have taught us, the Old Testament is but a shadow of things to come– full of amazing stories. Once you look beyond the ancient names and dialogue, there is incredible wisdom within. In 2 Kings 5, Elisha heals an army commander of leprosy, but seeks no repayment. He only requests that God be honored. Elisha’s servant thinks otherwise […]

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Elijah’s Whispers

My wife, Liz, painted a picture of Elijah on Mt. Carmel as my college graduation gift. It’s one of my greatest treasures and it hangs in my office today as a reminder of the immeasurable power of God. Elijah was a prophet in a time of turmoil–a time when God’s people had turned on Him with contempt. Although God had redeemed and delivered his people, they still turned away. They began to replace their eternal redeemer with temporal idols, something I’ve been fond […]

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