1. 6 AM Happy Hour

    I went to talk with my Creator, but His creation got in the way. Jesus knew how to get away from distractions (Mark 1:35). He rose before the pre-dawn hue. He found a “desolate place” (Greek for no cell coverage). He pulled up…

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  2. 118 Seconds

    “I know what you’re thinking about right now,” said Susan, my dental hygienist while wielding the automatic plaque scraper of death, “From here on out you’re going to floss.” I wanted to let her know I did floss regularly: every night before my…

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  3. What I Learned from a Pirate

    Nate Larkin, author of Samson and the Pirate Monks sailed into town this week. After a Saturday seminar with the guys and a Sunday sermon on Samson, I jotted down a few thoughts.• Manhood requires brotherhood. One of my favorite lines from the…

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  4. Break the Cycle

    Break the Cycle The first step is a doozy. You peer over the rock face, tell the kids you love them, and force your feet past your feelings. When you repel, you consciously choose to suspend fear and step out in faith. You…

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  5. My Bucket List

    12:15 am EST Sunday morning it infiltrated our youngest child12:15 pm EST Monday afternoon it infiltrated our eldest child10:15 pm EST Monday night it broke through Jen’s immune system5:00 am EST Tuesday morning, I could feel the VAT (virus advance team) working its…

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  6. Manger Madness

    Passed by a manger scene lately? I know many of them have been outlawed, but maybe you’ve spied them on your neighbor’s lawn next to the inflatable Santa. Whenever I drive by, calming lyrics flit through my head, “Round yon virgin mother and…

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