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Powered by the Spirit

Bold, brash, belligerent, impetuous, Simon Peter was the perfect leader in that he was always out in front — sometimes too far, but in front. He beat everybody to the tomb after the women reported seeing Jesus alive. He was … Continue reading

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Sin’s place in the life of a believer

Laura liked the connection I made yesterday between Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord?” and Charles Wesley’s great hymn, “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?” Both of them speak of a deep awareness of sin and marvel at being … Continue reading

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We’re not done with Father’s Day

I sent out a personal Father’s Day text yesterday to a number of fathers on my contact list and received a pretty incredible response from most of them. There were a few “awesome”s and a couple “made me day”s. I … Continue reading

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Saving the Princess of Power and Control

In some circles and most certainly in our family, my wife, Marti, is known as the Princess of Power and Control. She even has a pseudo-business card with that title printed on it. I’m not sure when this moniker was … Continue reading

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Do you wanna be a Super?

What if I told you there was a way you could be strong enough and powerful enough to meet any challenge, accomplish any goal, and rise to any occasion God presented you with, without shrinking back? Would you want to … Continue reading

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Finding the pathway to strength

In one of our family therapy sessions with Chandler, the therapist came up with the perfect picture for each one of us. She had me isolated and alone in a corner, Chandler standing up on a desk calmly telling everybody … Continue reading

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Living in the sun

In The Pigeon with the Ruby Collar, the prince, who because of war and upheaval has been shut up in a dungeon, has not seen the sun for years, and developed sun-sickness because of it. He cannot be exposed to … Continue reading

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Yes you can!

Two little words that do not belong in the vocabulary of one of Gideon’s 300: “I can’t.” Peter actually walked on water for a few steps because he had his eye on Jesus and believed that he could step out … Continue reading

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