“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? … [Read more...]

Fathers, Don’t Blow the In-the-Home QTR

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As we approach Father's Day, here are a few thoughts on the importance of being an active, engaged dad during the "in the home years." We never get them back. Excerpt from "Man on the Run" by Zeke Pipher The Most Important Quarter A man may get seventy, perhaps eighty years, on this earth before his last sunset. The time that our children live under our roof, needing us to wrestle, tickle, discipline, snuggle, bait hooks, and do the hundred other things dads are designed to do, lasts … [Read more...]

Tebow, Burkhead, and Osborne

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In a day when ship captains push aside women to leap into lifeboats, and when leaders of universities sit on their hands when they hear about the sexual abuse of children, and when no one in Washington will take responsibility for the death of four Americans in Benghazi…it’s refreshing to find an exemplar. Or, better yet, three: While much of the nation is taking pot shots at Tim Tebow for praying in public and keeping his pants on, the QB continues to help others when he’s not … [Read more...]

The Whitetail Rut…They’re Crazy!

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The air almost smells different. It’s the beginning of the rut, a frenzied time of year. They become vulnerable. They run around with their tongues hanging out, making erratic, impulsive decisions that could shorten their lives…or, if they’re lucky, help them score. They become strange, unpredictable creatures – sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t. They change from moment to moment. They get tunnel vision—life becomes about one thing. They eat and sleep just enough to supply … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong’s Ends…Do They Justify His Means?

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A friend recently asked a question that many of us are asking these days. He wrote: “I’m torn between two ideas: ‘Lance Armstrong is the greatest fraud in the history of sport’ AND ‘Look at all the lives he's saved with his Livestrong foundation.’ Does the end justify the means?” To ask the question, “does the end justify the means?” admits that something ethically, morally, or legally wrong took place. The question is moot if the means were morally acceptable. From a … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids To Be Busy

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What's the main thing we're passing on to our children? A conversation I had with a friend, Doug, a few weeks ago nailed me to the wall and raised an important question. Doug and I had been playing basketball with a handful of guys. After the game, he asked me if we could talk for a few minutes. We sat on the bottom step of the bleachers and talked about basketball injuries until the last guy left the gym. When we had the place to ourselves, Doug hung his head. He explained how his son, Todd, … [Read more...]


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