The Game With No Losers

I attended the Nebraska FCA banquet last night to celebrate what God is doing in the lives of coaches, athletes, and entire communities through the gospel. And then I came into the office this morning, and read a story about a football team that proved that football is not ultimately about winning games—it’s about using the sport as a platform to honor God and serve others.Fairview, Colorado was one of the communities hit hard by the September floods. Homes were destroyed, roads were washed o … [Read more...]

Ballard quits NFL for good…reasons

I read a great Man on the Run-type of story this week: Minnesota Vikings’ standout, Christian Ballard, just quit the NFL. A 24-year-old man living his childhood dream and making almost $700,000/yr. walked away from professional sports. Why? Other things mattered more. Ballard told USA TODAY Sports: “Making that much money—that was fun. But money is still a material thing. You can always make money. You can’t make that time you lose with your friends and your loved ones. Time is something that yo … [Read more...]

“A Big Heart” Supports Abortion

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Occasionally, a story breaks that illustrates just how utterly backward we are as a society when it comes to standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. Here’s such a story:A meant to be warm-and-fuzzy piece on The New York Times’ “Weddings/Celebrations” website describes how Miami Heat’s team captain Udonis Haslem and his new wife, Faith Rein, fell in love, in part, while overcoming a tremendous challenge together. What was the challenge, you may ask. A forest fire? A flood? A h … [Read more...]

The Sabotage of Sexual Sin

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From Robert Kennedy Jr.’s “Dirty Journal”: “Despite the terrible things happening in the world, my life is . . . great,” Kennedy wrote on Nov. 5, 2001.“So I’ve been looking for ways to screw it up. I’m like Adam and live in Eden, and I can have everything but the fruit. But the fruit is all I want.” The fruit Robert Kennedy Jr. wanted was sex with women other than his wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy. Robert kept a journal about his encounters with multiple women, assigning a number to the typ … [Read more...]

Friday Fun – Hummingbirds!

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From the movie "Ray": Ray Charles: I hear like you see. Like that hummingbird outside the window, for instance.Della Bea Robinson: [astonished] I can't hear her.Ray: You have to listen.Della: [closes her eyes and listens] YES!Ray: Yeah. Yes, you can... Uh-oh...did you hear that?Della: What?!Ray: Her heart just skipped a beat. We have several ruby-throated hummingbirds migrating through The Briar Patch these days. Their hearts (the size of a grain of rice) beat … [Read more...]

“Trust me…it’s for your good.”

A few years ago, I counseled a family that was about to break apart. One core issue was that the husband/father was domineering. He wanted to be “in the know” on everything. He’d call his children on their cell phones every 15 minutes when they were out to make sure they were where they said they’d be. And he’d check his wife’s receipts, look at her email, and monitor her Facebook. The presence of this man loomed over the lives of his family like the smog over L.A. when the wind won’t blow. Ever … [Read more...]


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