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What about daddy?


This is the best rice commercial in the history of the world. Reminds me of this story. And I think it even sheds some illumination on the father in Luke’s story. Yes, the son returned home. Yes, the son had done wrong. But the father’s heart had changed, too. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve gone. […]

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The Fulcrum is Jesus


Sometimes I sit in church with the realization that for a lot of folks they think this is the center point of their walk with Jesus. As if, somehow, the fulcrum of the Christian life is attending a worship service? We’ve been raised (Christian language: Discipled) to make church that “can’t miss” thing of the […]

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Four Fresh Winds

Photo by Laura O'Halloran via Flickr (Creative Commons)

There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a deep breath of fresh air.  As a kid I was highly allergic to cats. When I visited someone’s home who had cats my eyes would itch immediately. Then the wheezing would begin. The final step was a very labored, forced filling of my lungs, which always resulted in […]

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Playing Up

In sports, playing up is a core skill to improving your game.  I remember as a student at Moody Bible Institute, watching scrub players play pick-up basketball with visiting NBA players. The scrub played better basketball because of the NBA players. They made shots they didn’t normally make. They played better defense. They saw the […]

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