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Who’s in the Spotlight?

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Who’s in the Spotlight?

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

If you’ve been around the world of golf for long, you know that winning the coveted “Green Jacket” at the Masters is arguably the most …

Connectedly Challenged

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Connectedly Challenged

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you.” John 15:4

I’ll never forget the time I bought a new stereo system. I brought the boxes home and carefully unwrapped each piece of equipment. I spread …

Setting the Record Straight

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Setting the Record Straight

“I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:14

Baseball fans will always remember the 2007 season—an interesting summer of baseball to say the least! Tom Glavine joined the elite club of pitchers who …

V.I.P Treatment

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V.I.P Treatment

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.” Deuteronomy 6:6

A quick read through the Old Testament leaves no doubt that God wants His people to take His Word seriously. The Jews were told to write …

Cross Bearing

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Cross Bearing

“Anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38

Right now it’s summer! When I’m wearing flip-flops to the grocery store and running the air conditioner in my car. It’s hard to remember the …

Like There’s No Tomorrow

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.” James 4:14

I expected some challenges when I took on the presidency of Moody Bible Institute, but I never expected a death threat.

It happened during my first…

Getting Along

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Getting Along

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  Psalm 133:1

I can still remember what it was like to take our family on vacation, only to have the kids in the backseat mar the joy …

What We Really Need

“You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing’” Revelation 3:17

Veruca Salt, one of the not-so-sweet characters in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was notorious for demanding whatever she wanted. Her indulgent parents didn’t…

Born Free

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Born Free

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

I remember one commute when I ended up following a busted-up pickup truck that sported a bumper sticker proudly announcing, BORN FREE. As I thought …

A Bigger Shovel - Strength For The Journey

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A Bigger Shovel

It’s interesting to me that Jesus taught more about money than any other subject. He consistently talked about the importance of generosity and the deadly danger of greed. To the …

More Than a Hobby

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More Than a Hobby

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

For most people I know, fishing is a hobby. Some approach it casually, picking up a pole and dipping a few worms in the lake …

Love and Life on the Big Screen

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Love and Life on the Big Screen

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

One problem with Bible-polished rule keepers is that from a distance we all tend to look pretty good. Especially compared to those who don’t keep …

It’s All Good

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It’s All Good

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Auguste Bartholdi traveled from France to Egypt in 1856. His artistic mind was stimulated by the grandeur of the pyramids, the magnitude of the mighty …

Visible Reminders

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Visible Reminders

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”  Colossians 3:2

What’s the first image you see when you turn on your computer? Maybe it’s a family portrait or a special vacation picture. Or perhaps your …

Summertime

“God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Genesis 2:3

The old Porgy and Bess tune that declares, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”no doubt was written when life was so much different than what …