• Four Seasonal Dangers and Strategies

    | Dec 24, 2018
    In this season of extreme busyness, we Christians need to stay alert to any potential dangers. I'll mention only four of them . . . along with some strategies that will allow us to combat each risk.
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  • A Plea for Balance

    | Dec 23, 2018
    Dr. Seuss wasn't thinking of me when he wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Charles Dickens would not have asked me to play Scrooge in his A Christmas Carol.
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  • God's Delivery Service

    | Dec 22, 2018
    I don't know where you are today, but I have a sneaky suspicion that you, like me, might have a few intruders crowding into your life and could use some divine reinforcements. If so, don't hesitate to call for help.
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  • Second-Generation Fallout

    | Dec 21, 2018
    A curious phenomenon has plagued families for as long as there have been families. It's that age-old problem of second-generation fallout that breaks the hearts of godly moms and dads.
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  • Predestined for Service

    | Dec 20, 2018
    Painful though it may be for us to admit it here in this great land of America, we're losing touch with one another. The motivation to help, to encourage, yes, to serve our fellow-man is waning.
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  • Slug That Sluggard!

    | Dec 19, 2018
    Stab, stab. Twist, twist. Did yesterday's questions hit below the belt? Maybe so. But they are the kind of questions that reveal the pulse of your efficiency heartbeat.
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  • Out of Order

    | Dec 18, 2018
    It's remarkable how many guys who have the ability to articulate the most exacting details and nuances of their area of expertise never get their desks cleared off or their workrooms organized.
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  • Stop the Elevator

    | Dec 17, 2018
    Elevators are weird places. You're crammed in with folks you've never met, so you try really hard not to touch them. And nobody talks, except for an occasional "Out, please."
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  • Intimate Communication

    | Dec 16, 2018
    You who are parents need to think it over . . . to come to terms with this business of communicating openly, tactfully, and intelligently with your children in the areas of intimacy.
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  • Truth or Consequences

    | Dec 14, 2018
    From all those I have confronted, dealt with, or heard about who have fallen into sexual impurity, two paths led them astray. The first is subtle deception. This is an almost passive series of thoughts which include rationalization.
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  • The Need for Integrity

    | Dec 13, 2018
    Leaders with power and brains are common. So are leaders with riches and popularity. But a competent leader full of integrity and skill, coupled with sincerity, is rare indeed. Deception creates suspicion.
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  • Joyful Generosity

    | Dec 12, 2018
    Thoughts disentangle themselves . . . over the lips and through the fingertips. I learned that saying over thirty years ago, and just about every time I put it to the test, it works!
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  • Low Tides

    | Dec 11, 2018
    The smoky tones of Peggy Lee's voice occasionally blow across my mind: "Is that all . . . is that all there is?" With no bitterness intended, I ask that haunting question in the backwash of certain situations.
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  • New Hope

    | Dec 10, 2018
    Floundering with my father is among my most cherished childhood memories. Armed with a beat-up Coleman lantern, two gigs, a stringer . . . we'd head to the water. When the sky got nice 'n' dark, we'd wade in about knee-deep.
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  • Witnessing

    | Dec 09, 2018
    Various methods are employed to communicate the good news of Christ to the lost. Take the Eager-Beaver Approach, for example. . . . This numerical approach is decision-centered, and little (if any) effort is directed toward follow-up.
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  • A Survival Secret

    | Dec 08, 2018
    One winter day while a Chilean peasant was tending his cattle along a long, deep gorge in a remote area of the Andes, he saw two gaunt, bearded figures across the chasm. Thinking they were terrorists, he ran and hid.
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  • Doing the Unexpected

    | Dec 07, 2018
    There are various ways to describe it: turning the other cheek . . . going the extra mile . . . doing good to those who hate us . . . loving our enemies. We may say it in different ways, but the action amounts to the same thing.
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  • Healing Takes Time

    | Dec 06, 2018
    Hippocrates was a Greek physician considered by many to be "the Father of Medicine." It is he, you may recall, who wrote the immortal Hippocratic Oath still taken by those entering the practice of medicine.
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  • The Final Toll

    | Dec 05, 2018
    Sleep came hard for me last night. Earlier that evening, Cynthia and I had read together a letter from our long-time friend Wally Norling, who had just returned from the bedside of Betty, his "loving partner in life for forty-two years."
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  • Stresses That Fracture

    | Dec 04, 2018
    Stress: that confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately needs it. No, you won't find that definition in the dictionary, but right now, I think it should be.
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