The Best, Not the Most

Cher in "Moonstruck"

“So maybe my nature does draw me to you. That doesn’t mean I have to go with it. I can say yes to some things, and no to some things that are gonna ruin everything. I can do that. Otherwise, you know, what good is this life God gave us?” -from the film “Moonstruck”   Continue Reading

What About Bruce Jenner?

Bruce Jenner

I’m a logician. No matter how wrong I am, I can always convince myself I am right. -Jarod Kintz   Continue Reading

The Compartmentalizer

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"If you follow a universal principle, it positively impacts all areas of your life. Universal principles don't compartmentalize." -Steve Pavlina   Year after year, I hear wives agonize over the choices their husbands made. “What was he thinking?” they’ll cry, “and how could he do a thing like that if he loved me?” Continue Reading

Scars, Resilience, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“For the victory to be won some of us will have to get scarred a bit.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today we recognize a man and his legacy, and I'm happy to honor both. Continue Reading

“If I Have To”

Unwilling

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,  but not with a willing heart.” -II Chronicles 25:2 This isn’t what we usually hear. Most descriptions of Judah or Israel’s kings are either “He did right” or “He did evil.” But King Amaziah gets an unusual tag in this chapter of Chronicles: he did the right thing, with the wrong heart. And that divided heart of his would cost him dearly, both in battle and legacy. Continue Reading

Surveying the Damage

Destruction

I’m somewhat OK with admitting my sin. It's clearly not my favorite thing to do, but I will if I have to. Examining its impact is another matter. Continue Reading

The Critical Structure

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It’s not hard to get guys to do something heroic. But ask them to do the mundane, the day to day, week to week investments, and watch how easily commitments get broken. Run into a burning building to rescue a kitten? I’m on it. Pick my underwear up off the floor? Not today. I’ve really come to think we’re better at the big stuff than the details in which, as they say, the Devil lives. Continue Reading

The Minimalist

Excuses

“Men do not differ much about what things they call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”  - G. K. Chesterton Over the years I’ve seen too many Christian husbands in my office who’ve perfected the art of minimizing. Continue Reading

Jesus and Same-Sex Marriage

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Recent well-publicized developments are causing many Christians to re-examine their position on homosexuality. A newly-formed group called Evangelicals for Marriage Equality is dedicated to creating dialogues within Bible believing churches on why we should support same sex marriage. Well known Christian artist Vicky Beeching recently “came out” as a Christin lesbian, joining similarly influential gospel artists who’ve come out as homosexual, including Ray Boltz, Jennifer Knapp and Clay Aiken. Popular author and speaker Rob Bell has announced Continue Reading

Hungry Like the Wolf

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“Strut on a line, it's discord and rhyme, I howl and I whine I'm after you Mouth is alive all running inside and I'm hungry Like the wolf” - Duran Duran, “Hungry Like the Wolf”   Does anyone call men “wolves” anymore? Continue Reading