Is Emotion Essential to Worship?

If we judge worshippers by the amount of emotion they manifest, we’ve set up a situation where women will win and men will lose. [Read more...]

The Incredible Power of Sacrifice

  As a prisoner of the Imperial Japanese Army in the jungles of Thailand during WWII, Ernest Gordon, a commander in a Scottish infantry battalion, saw firsthand the depths of depravity that can happen when man sinks to his lowest. At age 24, Gordon was captured while escaping from Sumatra after the fall of Singapore. [Read More...]

4 Tips to Teach Kids Delayed Gratification

Today, with the challenges to our economy, it is imperative to teach your children the self-discipline of delayed gratification, particularly economic self-discipline. The ability to wait and save money to purchase whatever we want and need using cash—especially in today’s “gotta-have-it-now,” instant gratification world—will bless your children (and their families) for their entire lives. The [Read More...]

Who Do You Need to Thank?

This weekend marked the 85th Academy Awards, a time of pageantry and accomplishment, and I’m reminded of when Fred Rogers (1928-2003) won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Daytime Emmys. His words shed light on the part of any awards show that’s most often rushed. The thank yous.   There was no soft-spoken sweater [Read More...]

What Won Babe Heffron’s Respect

Two summers ago I found myself at a book signing event seated alongside seven of the original Band of Brothers, the men of Easy Company who have become symbols of heroism in World War II.   I sat near the tail end of a long table. The men and I were on one side, and [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

It is my great wish and prayer that each of you and your families will be blessed with a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that you will have an abundance of life heaped upon you that goes even beyond your most treasured dreams.  May God bless you,     MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS [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...]


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