Watching People Drown Themselves?

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“I know it’s wrong, but I can’t stop,” said a husband who had just admitted to me that he was having an affair. His wife was sitting next to him, holding a picture of their three children. When I asked the husband if he realized that he was flushing his life down the toilet, he paused for a moment, struck a pose akin to the thinking man, and replied, “It’s hard to explain…I just can’t stay away from her (mistress).”Why is it that we choose to do the things that destroy us? Take John Allem … [Read more...]

When Placing Second Is Winning

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On the night of one of our nation’s most polemical events of the year, it’s nice to hear a story of kindness that we can all stand and clap for. On December 2, 2012, Ivan Fernandez Anaya, a long distance runner from Spain, was competing in a cross-country race. He ran well and was in second place to Kenyan phenom and Olympic champion, Abel Mutai. And then, as they neared the finish line, Mutai slowed down and stopped racing. He had mistaken a set of gates for the finish line, thinking the race wa … [Read more...]

Dealing With The Holiday Blues

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The holiday season seems to bring out the blue in all of us. I see it every year – shortly after Thanksgiving, and through the celebrations of the New Year, people struggle with a heaviness of heart. It’s virtually impossible to determine why. Yet, we try. Is it the solar index? Is it the bad news we’ve heard from doctors, family members, or employers? Or is it a failing relationship or unmet expectations for life? It’s hard to sort out sometimes. Whatever makes you blue, here are a few ideas to … [Read more...]

Do You Tell Your Kids When You’re Struggling?

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 I’ve blogged in the past about being careful to not make our children deal with images from our past that could hurt them. If our transgressions screw-ups have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west, we must be very careful about dredging them up and making others think about them, especially our children.But...that being said, parents who walk by grace will regularly share their neediness for the help of God with their children. One of the great goals of p … [Read more...]

Hyper-Hobbied, Pursuit-Driven Men

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Do you have a work-a-holic or a hyper-hobbied man in your life? Do you want to help him find balance and purpose in life?I've had several people ask me what "Man on the Run" is all about...so here's a short description:We were all made to live lives of passion & pursuit. Yet, many men often chase their pursuits to the point that they break commitments and damage relationships. When this happens wives and children are neglected, friends are pushed aside, and churches and civic … [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: “Man on the Run”

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We’re giving away a signed copy of "Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life!"Please leave a comment below for your chance to win! On July 13 at noon (EST), we’ll pick a name in a random drawing from all eligible entries received and send you an email notification if you are the winner! Limit one (1) entry per person; NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 18 or older as of da … [Read more...]


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