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Choose Your King

I was reading 1 Samuel 8, and saw something that really struck me. Israel had demanded a king, so that they would be “like the other nations.” The way that God chose to govern them—a system using judges and spiritual … Continue reading

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A Time to Recharge

One day I was chatting with one of the leaders of the local Promise Keepers movement. He and I had just met for the first time, and were doing the “acquaintance dance” that guys do, getting to know each other … Continue reading

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Change THIS!

Question: How many church members does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: CHANGE?!? Whoever first said that old adage, “the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes” missed one important and inescapable certainty: change. … Continue reading

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Unlock Those Chains!

A few years back, the Lord taught me a life-changing lesson on the issue of forgiveness. Learning this lesson and applying it to my life was one of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever known. It was as though I … Continue reading

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Dropping the Cat Wall

I have long been a believer in the concept that cats and humans are very similar beings. The two species have a lot in common. For example, most male cats are fiercely territorial; so are most male humans. Most humans … Continue reading

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My Cat Threw Up On It (and other classic excuses)

Sharon and I were on our way home from church when she ever-so-gently prodded me about some paperwork that I was supposed to have completed for our Youth Pastor. She and I had both been given the same forms at … Continue reading

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Cat Cycles

No, this column isn’t about feline transportation. It’s not about transportation at all, and when you come right down to it, it’s not even about cats, any more than a teacher’s lesson is about the teacher. We live in a … Continue reading

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Caste of Thousands

One of the great things about America is that we have, as one of our founding precepts, the belief that “all men are created equal.” There are some societies that are founded on the concept of different “levels” of society, … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Blinders

One of the unique and (sometimes annoying ) aspects of my “brain wiring” is that I have an ability to hyperfocus. This ability is a mixed blessing. On one hand, when in hyperfocus mode, I can be incredibly productive and … Continue reading

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Always Keep Your Bit Wet

Lately, I’ve been playing “Mr. Steelworker.” I’ve been cutting, drilling, grinding and beating into submission about a ton of angle and channel steel, creating a custom equipment rack where much of the electronic equipment in our new facility will be … Continue reading

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