What We Read in 2015

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Maybe you love to read. Maybe you hate to read. Maybe you make time to read. Maybe you try to find every excuse possible to avoid reading. Maybe you start a book and not pick up another book until that one is finished. Maybe you start 15-20 books and only finish half…………..maybe. 🙂

child-readingHowever you slice it, reading is a part of life. For Christians, it is our life because God has given us a book to read: the Bible. So, Christian, you are a reader whether you like it or love it.

Thankfully, God has also given many good teachers who are also writers and that is where this blog post comes from.… Continue reading

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Correct me if I’m wrong…

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During Superbowl XLIX, one of the biggest mistakes in professional football was committed at the most critical moment of the game, and will unfortunately go down as an embarrassing blemish in the Seattle Seahawks history. Seattle’s 12th man stared in befuddlement as their Superbowl dreams were intercepted in the last minute of the game.

It was shocking, and I sympathize with Tim Challies sentiment regarding the play.


tumblr_nj4imfJI0L1qhzi2jo1_250 2Challies was not the only one to weigh in.
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Halloween To Me

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The last time I celebrated Halloween was 1988. I was 4 years old and dressed up as Big Bird. My family did the traditional thing: dress-up, go door to door at night, say “trick or Big Birdtreat,” get candy, repeat, come home, spill the candy, compare with siblings, make candy trades, begin eating candies, get scolded by mom for eating too much candy, get candy taken away and told it will be rationed over the year, argue about how un-fair that was, get a spanking, get sent to bed, sneak out of bed at 1am, eat more candy, get a stomach ache, realize mom was right, sleep in the next morning because I was sick.… Continue reading

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Practicing Discernment: Consider this before doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

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bucket of iceAs the end of summer of 2014 draws near, it will undoubtedly be remembered as a particularly unique one. One organization, rose above all the rest thanks to the profit generated from social media and a faddish promo stunt – the Ice Bucket Challenge. Its popularity exploded, largely beginning with June 30th, when the Morning Drive on the Golf Channel had a televised on-air Ice Bucket Challenge. Even presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton participated in the event, and though President Obama was challenged, he declined, and opted to donate to the organization instead. The rest is history though, and while there are many minor variants, the gist of it is this:

Get challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge and you have two options.… Continue reading

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