The Next Right Thing

What am I supposed to do with my life? Which path should I take, left or right? Is this the right time to make a move, or should I wait a little bit longer? Should I follow this counsel or that opinion? And most importantly, how long is it all going to take? Sometimes questions […]

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The Man in the Arena

A recurring theme in Theodore Roosevelt’s writings and speeches was “the man in the arena.” Here is one of his classic quotes about such a person—hopefully a man or a woman like you: “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with […]

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William’s 400-meter failure

During the past few months I have been volunteering as the assistant track and field coach at my daughter’s high school. I’ve loved it, and it has been the fulfillment of a dream I’ve carried ever since I first met Pat Stahl, the track and field coach who profoundly shaped my life in high school. […]

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Retracting our ‘nevers’

Do you get annoyed when missionaries say, “I told God I would never go to Africa, and sure enough that’s where He sent me”? Or when ministers exhort us to, “Never say ‘never’ to God because as soon as you say ‘never’ that’s exactly what He will make you do”? I don’t love those kinds […]

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Divine Delays

How do you handle holding patterns? How do you handle the delays between God’s promises and their fulfillment? How do you cope when you’re enjoying a sweet fellowship with the Lord and then heaven suddenly goes silent, and no matter what you do, you can’t break through to the other side? These moments of divine […]

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