• Another Chance

    | Mar 28, 2019
    Instant replays have become old hat. Whether it's an impressive backhand or a slam dunk or a touchdown pass, we never have to worry about missing it the first time around. It'll be back again and again, and probably again.
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  • Reality Check

    | Mar 27, 2019
    The older I get, the less excited I am about theory . . . and the more I care about reality. Who cares if the stuff that flows from my pen stimulates the intellect and gives folks fodder for philosophizing?
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  • Nonsense

    | Mar 26, 2019
    Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to shrugging off lapses in moral character, manifested in secretive and deceptive lifestyles.
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  • Buried Long Enough

    | Mar 25, 2019
    Solomon once wrote: "He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out" (Prov. 10:9). Job became "the greatest of all the men of the east."
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  • Manual Labor Motivation

    | Mar 24, 2019
    Some collegians think manual labor is the president of Mexico—until they graduate. Suddenly the light dawns. Reality frowns. And that sheltered, brainy scholar who has majored in medieval literature . . . comes of age.
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  • Back-Door Blessing

    | Mar 23, 2019
    I had lunch recently with a businessman who runs his own company. As we talked, the subject of wisdom kept popping up in our conversation. So I asked, "How does a person get wisdom?"
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  • Depravity on Display

    | Mar 22, 2019
    Paul's exposé of depravity in Romans 1:18-32 is a chilling account of human wickedness, a vivid pen-portrait of unleashed unrighteousness, unashamed godlessness, and unnatural lust.
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  • Who, Indeed, Knows?

    | Mar 21, 2019
    I grew up in the heyday of radio. (Fact is, I didn't even see a television set until I was a teenager.) If we got our homework done, we could listen to various weeknight radio shows.
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  • Deep Grief

    | Mar 20, 2019
    The past couple of weeks have been some of the toughest of my life. My emotions have spanned the spectrum: shock, sorrow, horror, intense anger, disillusionment, disappointment, and utter bewilderment.
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  • For Bible Teachers

    | Mar 19, 2019
    Do you teach the Bible? If so, that's great. No other calling is more needed or carries with it greater responsibility. My advice? Study hard. Pray for insight. Be accurate with facts. Be clear in your delivery.
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  • Funny Truth

    | Mar 18, 2019
    Maybe I'm weird, but there are times the Bible makes me laugh. I mean really laugh. The older I get and the more comfortable I feel in the Book, the more I find times when a smiling response is not only appropriate, it's expected.
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  • Adjustments

    | Mar 17, 2019
    Ever made a mental list of things that irritate you? Here are a few I've got on mine: traffic jams, long lines, misplaced keys, stuck zippers, interruptions, late planes, squeaking doors, incompetence, and flat tires.
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  • The Tongue

    | Mar 16, 2019
    Many great men and women down through the ages have offered counsel on how to keep our tongues checked and caged. Like Will Noris, the American journalist who specialized in rhymes that packed a wallop.
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  • Time with God

    | Mar 15, 2019
    I was raised to believe in the importance of a "quiet time." To the surprise of some, that concept did not originate with the late Dawson Trotman, the founder of the Navigators, but with the Lord Himself.
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  • Changing Can'ts to Won'ts

    | Mar 14, 2019
    Can't and won't. Christians need to be very careful which one they choose. It seems that we prefer to use "can't." "I just can't get along with my wife." "My husband and I can't communicate." "I can't discipline the kids as I should."
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  • God's Sheepdogs

    | Mar 13, 2019
    The words of Psalm 23 are very familiar to all of us. Yet, unless we read that psalm through the eyes of a sheep, we will miss its magnificent message. Remember how it concludes?
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  • Divine Relief

    | Mar 12, 2019
    What those little Visine drops do for our eyes, relief does for our sighs . . . "it gets the red out." Few feelings bring a greater sense of satisfaction than relief, which Webster defines as "the removal or lightening of something oppressive."
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  • Sitting in the Light

    | Mar 11, 2019
    "You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. The stars neither require it nor demand it" (Annie Dillard). A lot of things in life are like that, aren't they?
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  • What Employees Want

    | Mar 10, 2019
    A Public Agenda Foundation study, coauthored by Daniel Yankelovich, came up with these top ten qualities that today's workers want in a job: 1) Work with people who treat me with respect. 2) Interesting work . . .
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  • Workplace Lessons

    | Mar 09, 2019
    While traveling across northern California several years ago, I tuned in a radio talk show where the host had just conducted a poll of his listeners regarding job satisfaction. Some sort of questionnaire had been mailed to folks.
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