Life from the sidelines

Generally speaking the most important events in our lives do not happen in the limelight when all eyes are on us. They happen on the sidelines when we simply show up for daily life. My youngest daughter, Madelyn, was a soccer player, and over the years, her mom and I spent many dozens of hours […]

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Plausible deniability

Sometimes when I am truly honest, I must admit that the most manipulative, sneaky person I know is me. There is something in the fallen part of my nature—the part of me that the Bible calls the flesh—that is constantly on the lookout for plausible deniability. I want to be able to plead my innocence […]

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Let go–they’re his!

There is a three-fold reminder in Psalm 100:3 that can anchor our souls and strengthen our hope in the areas of our greatest concern. It says, “Know that the Lord is God. It is He who has made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” Let those words […]

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Giving up or giving over

If you have lived very long at all, you have no doubt discovered that there are very few things in life that we can control. We can insure, we can prepare, we can anticipate, and we can be ready and faithful, but we cannot control many outcomes. When we try too hard to control most […]

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Your personality deficiencies

Every one of us has spectacular giftedness and talent in certain areas of our life. Conversely, we also have corresponding or alternate weaknesses in our lives, and in light of this, it is often said in the worlds of leadership or business that people should “staff their weaknesses.” They should gather people around them who […]

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