The Dangers of Steroids for Boys

Many high school boys are involved in sports programs.  Sports can be a great vehicle to teach young men (and young women) a variety of skills and character traits that will benefit them for a lifetime.  However, in today’s competitive world many young men try to take short cuts to achieve their goals (as modeled [Read More...]

A Man’s Stomach

Sometime a man’s stomach defines him. Take the other night, for example, when I ordered a pizza in a Cincinnati hotel after a weekend of speaking. My wife and I talked on the phone. “What are you doing?” “I just ordered a Dominos pizza, and I’m eating it here on the bed, watching Battleship.” “How’s [Read More...]

A Post-Thanksgiving Meditation

The story haunts me. A rich young man runs up to Jesus and breathlessly asks, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus doesn’t whip out a parchment with the ancient Aramaic version of “The Four Spiritual Laws.” Nor does he give the man a detailed theological presentation of the Gospel. Instead, [Read More...]

Happy Turkey Day — Not!

Is it just me, or are we seeing less and less “thanks” on Thanksgiving? It seems that with every passing year the fourth  Thursday in November has less to do with thankfulness and more to do with consumerism. That trend is most dramatically illustrated in the morphing of the holiday name from “Thanksgiving” into “Turkey [Read More...]

Donut Rules

If you really want to be loved and respected… buy donuts! Donuts are one of the overlooked joys in life! These magical little pastries bring pleasure to almost any occasion. Think about it. Another boring meeting… “Hey, Jim brought donuts!” All of a sudden, the meeting has more life to it. What other food has [Read More...]


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