Seven Minutes

Seven Minutes

As a new Christian in my mid-20’s, I was invited to attend a Men’s conference in Omaha, Nebraska. The speaker that week was a businessman…

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The Big Questions

The Big Questions

Some time ago during a day at the gym where I exercise, a group of men in the locker room were getting prepared to engage in a game of racquetball. Their conversation was loud and jocular and they were having a good time…

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The Faith, My Faith, By Faith

The Faith, My Faith, By Faith

The journey in raising our children to be a disciple of Jesus is long. It begins at birth and continues until we depart this terrestrial ball we call earth. Our greatest impact, generally, is at the beginning of that journey but the influence will still carry on until we reach the finish line.

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Got Praise?

Got Praise?

“Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15 NASB The writer of the letter to the Hebrews provides a number of exhortations as he concludes his note. One of these gems is the necessity for us to live a life that is characterized in praise to our Creator.

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An Unfriendly Man

An Unfriendly Man

Friendship among men is not a major strength for most.  Why is that?  As Proverbs states, selfishness is a major contributor.  And that’s a sin.  Friendship requires me to reach out to another…

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Pressure Makes Diamonds

Pressure Makes Diamonds

A colleague of mine many years ago would proffer the quote, “pressure makes diamonds,” when a tough assignment was on the horizon in our business. Difficult decisions would need to be made and the choices would have consequences, not only for the business, but also for our employees and for us individually.

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Something About Dad

Something About Dad

As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of my childhood days in elementary school. The exciting side of my world in those days involved the world of boys, not girls. Those were days where competition reigned nearly every day as my friends and I would divide up into teams to play a game of…

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Give and Take

Give and Take

Good guys finish last it is said in a “dog eat dog” world of competitive business. But is that really true? A couple of years ago, my cousin, who is a psychologist, recommended a book to me with which he was quite enamored, entitled “Give and Take” by Adam Grant.

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Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

     The book of Proverbs provides a treasure trove of wisdom. A collection of sayings primarily by Solomon, the son of David, but also of others, in order to preserve what had been made known by God and learned by mankind. The Hebrew word for wisdom is hokmah. It was...

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Of Garland and Pendants

Of Garland and Pendants

A new year, 2020. A time for new beginnings, reflection and planning for the year ahead. Proverbs 29:18 states: “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” Vision is a companion to hope. We hope for better outcomes in our life and in the lives of our family and...

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Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

     Practicing gratitude generally begins at an early age in western civilization.  Teaching and training our children to express “thanks” to others, begins in the days when they are beginning to say words that we can understand. The training begins and carries on...

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