A Man’s Stomach

Nasty-Pizza

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...]

Apocalypse–again?

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Well, the world is ending—again. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last five years or so, you already know that the world is scheduled to come to an end on December 21st. This is because the Mayan calendar comes to an end, which of course means the world must be ending as [Read More...]

Who Are You Influencing?

I recently read a book titled, “teacher” The Henrietta Mears Story, by Marcus Brotherton.  In the Introduction section, Brotherton is describing the influence Donald Miller’s highly successful book, Blue Like Jazz, had on his friend’s widow shortly after he had passed away.  He talks about our simple and small influence in people’s lives being so [Read More...]

Breaking the Ice

Small group

Finish the sentence: “When I was in high school, you would have found me…” How would you answer? Every year my board of directors and their spouses gather together for a Christmas dinner. At occasions like this, I love to propose a question everyone answers around the table. Last year I used the one above. [Read More...]

Is Prosperity a Curse?

The curse of prosperity?

Jesus said that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Why is that? Jesus’ statement shocked his disciples. Back in those days, most people assumed that the wealthy had an inside track into God’s presence. After all, prosperity [Read More...]

Expectations Make the Man

Oftentimes the expectations we have for our children have a tendency to come to fruition.  With that in mind it is important we have high expectations for our boys.  We should strive to have them aspire to greatness.  Why not exhort them to aspire to greatness?  The rule of thumb in the business world is [Read More...]

Shaming Your Teenager

We all know that discipline is necessary… but how far is too far? CNN News Video shows just how far two parents were willing to go to try to get their daughter’s attention. Parenting isn’t easy. And when our kids act out in rebellion, parenting can become even more difficult. Disciplining is never the popular [Read More...]

A Post-Thanksgiving Meditation

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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...]


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