Category Archives: Personal

If You Were in the Bible…

Have you ever wondered how your story would read if it was written into the Bible? How would it start? How would it end? What would be some of the highlights? Would your life-story be glossed-over like many in the early chapters of … Continue reading

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Learning to be Fearless

Fear. That sickening, sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. That brief moment of hesitation which can cause you to completely freeze like a marble statue. Much of our everyday fears come from some form of change, which can be … Continue reading

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Dating, Injustice, and Psalm 73

Have you  ever asked yourself,”What does she see in him?” or “What does he see in her?” There are some couples that just don’t seem to make any sense, particularly to outside observers. The other night at Starbucks while waiting for youth-group … Continue reading

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The Ends and the Means

“The ends justify the means.” Of all the philosophies in the world, I’ve come to believe that this one is among the most innocent, but also the most dangerous. It’s been used to justify anything from cutting corners on menial tasks … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

It’s been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. But if that’s the case, then I’ve been stuck in early March for the last five weeks! In the past month, we’ve been to … Continue reading

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The Day of Reckoning

Well, it’s that time of year again — the day of reckoning. The day of accounting. A time for sweating and the biting of nails. For some, the day of dread. No, I’m not speaking of taxes (though it is that … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Missing Creativity

Over the last couple years, I’ve noticed that something has been dwindling: my sense of creativity. The thing is, I don’t know whether it’s dying, taking an extended vacation, or just out for a very long lunch! And if I am indeed losing my … Continue reading

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Dangerous Prayers and Killing the Weed

A couple weeks ago, I posted an entry called “Dangerous Prayers and a Sloppy Wet Kiss” that I’ve been doing more than my share of soul-searching about. Usually after I write about a subject, I tend not to revisit it for awhile. … Continue reading

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Rebuilding an Airplane…While it’s Flying!

Aviation systems are some of the most complicated engineering wonders of the modern world. The dozens of buttons, switches, lights, and other controls in the cockpit alone boggle the mind, especially in the larger aircraft like 747’s. But behind all those controls … Continue reading

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Dangerous Prayers and a Sloppy Wet Kiss

Have you ever prayed a dangerous prayer? Not merely a brave or even a sacrificial type of prayer, but a truly dangerous prayer? Have you ever prayed something you’re a little squeamish about, even though you know it’s the right … Continue reading

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