See How Peer Pressure Can Increase Your Faith

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Peer pressure can be a wonderful thing. Especially when it can increase your faith. That's not to say it always works the way we want it to. Often throughout my dozen years as a school administrator,  I dealt with the negative side of peer pressure --w hen kids were led astray by hanging out with others who influenced them in the wrong direction. I got used to citing verse like the following: He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. … [Read more...]

To All Those Who Just Want to Quit

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I returned from my mission to Guam the other day full of energy, ideas, and the faith to make them happen. Within a day, I had lost it all and just wanted to quit. Fear grabbed me by the hair, gripped me firmly in a headlock, and proceeded to pummel my confidence with repeated blows. Within hours, I was a bloody and faithless mess. Finally, when fear had finished for the day, it dumped me and left my future as good as dead and buried. It was all I could do to clutch the side of the … [Read more...]

Off to Guam with Equip Leadership!

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It's time. It's time? Did he just say it's time? Sorry. Couldn't resist a little Veggie Tales action this weekend as I return to Guam for an animated few weeks of equipping leaders for the work of Christ. For those of you who are geographically challenged -- as I was -- Guam is about equi-distant from Australia, the Philippines, and Japan. Sort of out in the middle of nowhere yet with access to anywhere in the South Pacific. Oh, and it's not all that far from North Korea. A … [Read more...]

The Secret to Living by Faith

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It can be tough to figure out the secret to living by faith when we're busy being angry at Him. Trust me. I've had a little experience on that point. Yesterday's post [You Don't Need All the Answers to Stop Being Angry at God] began to explore this dilemma with a look at the Israelites predicament in Exodus 14. Like them, we struggle to discover the secret to living by faith when we're freaking out about God dumping us in the wilderness. Or so we think. During times of testing, we can … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — National School Choice Week, Iranian Pastor Sentenced, Rubio Immigration Deal

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The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world. National School Choice Week The Basics -- National School Choice Week 2013, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, shines a spotlight on the need for education opportunities for all. In only its third year, this bipartisan, grassroots effort features more than 3,500 events spanning all 50 states. Dig Deeper: The … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — Roe v Wade Confusion, Brain Damage in Football, Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world. Roe v Wade Anniversary Polls Show Confused Nation The Basics -- The 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision shows a deeply divided -- and confused -- nation on the issue of abortion. Dig Deeper: Dr. Brian Mattson offered this guest post yesterday: Roe v Wade at 40: I Have a Dream. Well worth the read. NBC … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — Prayer for Obama, Mexicans Fight Cartels without Guns, McDonalds’ Islamic Law Settlement

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   An Inauguration Prayer for President Obama Rather than offer a ton of links to the many stories covering President Obama's Inauguration yesterday, I'll simply share one: An Inauguration Prayer for President Obama. I'm sure I'll have criticism of his policies in the coming 1,460 days remaining in his second term. But for now, a … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — Obama’s Inauguration, Algerian Hostage Bloodbath, Second Amendment Rallies

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   President Obama's Inauguration, Formal Ceremony Today The Basics --  President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term by Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday, January 20, as required by the Constitution in a private ceremony in the White House. The formal ceremony on the rear of the Capitol building takes place … [Read more...]


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