How Important is the Final Glimpse?

The final glimpse stays with us, doesn’t it? Whether it is the sight of our Kindergartener boarding the school bus for the first time, a departing friend waving goodbye, or the final moments of a death-bed conversation, the final glimpse of a loved one can embed itself into our psyche. When a final glimpse is […]

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Lions Versus Tigers

Who would win in the ultimate catfight between a lion and a tiger?   We humans love to ask these kinds of questions don’t we? I once watched an entire documentary that was devoted to discovering which predator would win between a hippopotamus and a Tiger shark (the hippo won the virtual fight by a […]

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Seneca on Unshakable People

The famed, first-century Roman Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, popularly known as just Seneca, shared some words about human nature and tough times that are still as pertinent today as when he first spoke them. “Prosperity shows a man but one part of human nature. Nobody knows what such a man is good for; neither […]

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Time is Your Friend

Modern society has upset the healthy rhythms of our lives. Rather than viewing time as a friend that enables us to prioritize our priorities and pursue our God-given dreams, passions, and relationships, we are often trapped in vicious cycles of stress, busyness, and a profound lack of time. Former president of Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. […]

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Wood Eating Ants

If someone were to use your life as a platform from which to teach or preach, would you be able to hold up his or her weight, or would you collapse like an ant-infested tree stump? Several years ago, before the opening session of our annual men’s retreat, I went for a walk in the […]

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