The Gospel Speaks To It

I just spent a wonderful week serving underprivileged children in Tanzania.  These kinds of trips always heighten my spiritual sensitivities.  While on my flight home I watched some inflight entertainment.  I always like to go the section on Lifestyle or Documentaries.  The arrow button landed on a show called “Undercover Angel.” This is a reality show centered around sending highly successful and wealthy people into impoverished areas to use their talents to improve the current situation on the ground.  They...

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My Wife’s Hands

I am a member of a particular fitness club in my area and I am a part of the racquetball community of this well-established club. I have made some dear friends as a member of this community. We play racquetball every morning at 6:00am. In between games the dialogue is rich. We talk trash, have fun, and at times get serious. A few weeks ago in between games I was sitting next to a fellow player. He is a recently...

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The “Power Couple:” Says who?

I am always interested in new phrases and words that will pop up in our culture.   Over the past few years the term “power couple” has become very popular. It describes a couple that appears to have arrived at some level of success in their particular craft and vocation. They dress sharp. They look good. They are well known within their circles and beyond. They are looked to as a standard for other couples. You see power couples mainly in...

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Perfects, Participles & Keeping It Pushing

Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a King for Myself among his sons.” 1 Sam. 16:1 King Saul has messed up again. His pride and disobedience have incurred the wrath of God, and he has been utterly cast aside as King of Israel. Saul...

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