Category Archives: Thoughts

Thoughts I think are worth sharing.

Ministry in the Marketplace?

Do you find satisfaction in your work? The vast majority of adults spend more time working than any other activity. To many, work is a toilsome necessity that must be done to survive but does not satisfy. For others, especially … Continue reading

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The Road Home

Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff Sergeant John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City Georgia, just south of Atlanta, on June 11, 2009. The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to … Continue reading

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Perfect Valor

The GI Film Festival selected the documentary, “Perfect Valor”, as best documentary at the festival. “Perfect Valor” is a riveting look at the campaign by the Coalition Forces in Iraq for control of Fallujah. Seen through the eyes of the … Continue reading

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A Game of Hope

The National Center For Fathering (www.fathers.com) highlighted an amazing story of hope from Texas high school football. Kris Hogan, coach of the Faith Christian Lions in Grapevine, looked at his team’s schedule and noticed that they’d be playing against Gainesville … Continue reading

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American Church in Crisis: Where are the People?

In “The American Church in Crisis”, author David T. Olson makes a compelling case that the population of the American church is not keeping pace with the growth of the American nation. Rather, the church is losing both numbers vis-à-vis … Continue reading

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For Ramblin’ Men

A lot of men have to travel extensively for their living. The Allman Brothers sang about life on the road — but made it sound romantic and exciting: Lord, I was born a ramblin man, Tryin to make a livin … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Mat

John Ortberg, in his book “Everybody’s Normal Till You Get To Know Them,” writes that true Christian community requires time, acceptance and a willingness to be transparent and open about our own faults and shortcomings. You can read an excerpt … Continue reading

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The American Church is in Crisis

These may be disturbing words to hear, but its likely you’ve been thinking them for a while now. And you may be becoming increasing worried about the health of the church in America. According to studies by Outreach Magazine, something … Continue reading

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Top 10 Issues Facing Today’s Family

The Internet strategies department of LifeWay, an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, studied the Top 10 Issues Facing Today’s Family in an online research project. Their findings are as follows: 10. Materialism 9. Balance of work and family 8. … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘Fellow’ Back into Fellowship

This article by Paul Strand, Washington Sr. Correspondent to CBN.com, highlights the importance of developing relationships with other Christian men. It is isolation — a common problem for men busy with work, family, & life’s problems — that is the primary tool the enemy uses to break down men. This is not what God intends for us. For a biblical perspective, see Eph. 2:14-22.
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