Christian Hedonism (it’s a good thing)

The Westminster Shorter Catechism (a summary of Christian beliefs from England in the 1600s) describes the ultimate purpose of mankind this way: “The chief end of man (men/women) is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” That’s a pretty remarkable statement. Our ultimate end/purpose is to enjoy God forever. I’ve known a lot of Christians […]

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Athletes and Artists

You are supposed to be both. For the masterpiece of your life to truly unveil, it will require the disciplined striving of an athlete and the detailed touch of an artist. In Acts 24:16 the Apostle Paul declared, “I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.” The phrase “take […]

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Knight’s Code of Honor

In our recent men’s retreat there was much talk of honor, gallantry, and living as noble, courageous men of God. It got me thinking of the literal knights’ code of honor from the Middle Ages. This code continues to stir my own soul so I wanted to pass it on to all of you. Enjoy! To never […]

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Get busy livin’

Sweet spot. You have one. It’s the place where your unique talents, gifts, experiences, and passions come together in the service and glorification of God. It’s the spot where you feel most like you—you’re alive and engaged and positively contributing to the world around you. You don’t get as tired in your sweet spot. You […]

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Study your S.T.O.R.Y.

“The cure for commonness begins with strength extraction.”[1] Thus said Max Lucado in this week’s installment of our summer reading program. What, exactly, is “strength extraction”? It sounds like a terrifying dental appointment with a vigorous, pliers-wielding dentist. However, according to Lucado; strength extraction is actually something wonderful. It’s what happens when you identify your […]

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