Escape the Pressure

Stylites Begun by stunt actor and former sailor Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly, Flagpole sitting was a fad in the mid to late 1920s. On a dare or as a publicity stunt, it’s unclear which, Kelly sat on a flagpole in 1924 for 13 […]

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Seeking Silence

Too often these days, maybe even constantly, the sounds of busyness overwhelm our attention. Yet, we often don’t even notice it’s happening. Not only have most of us forgotten what quiet sounds like, many no longer desire it or even think it’s […]

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Bookends of Readiness

Bookends keep books upright. They help keep them organized and in good condition too. Bookends of readiness for sharing the Gospel function much in the same way. “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a […]

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Life of Trees

In Spring 2018, I decided to read “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. I still remember the “Why?” looks my family gave me when they found out what I was reading. Essentially, they thought the topic would be boring and […]

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Stability Within Change

Changing Seasons While the extremes vary, everyone experiences changing seasons no matter where they live. Even Hawaii changes seasons, though not an extreme difference and only between two different seasons (summer and winter). If you think changing seasons are unchangeable events, think […]

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Living Intentionally

Most of us want to live a well thought out life. We want to be deliberate about our choices and how we respond to life. Unfortunately, life gets so busy and overwhelming sometimes that we end up living far from intentionally. No […]

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Finding Your Game

When athletes talk about finding their game, they refer to playing at their best on a consistent basis. Physical training supplements this, but truly finding your game primarily comes primarily through training at a whole different level. In fact, finding your game […]

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Working Toward Balance

Escape? Don’t we all dream of escaping from life from time to time? A warm, tropical beach. A quiet house on the lake. Just a place where the noise of life stops, and we can hear ourselves think and breathe. For most […]

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Shipwrecked Faith, Part 2

In Shipwrecked Faith, Part 1, we defined a shipwrecked faith and talked about how the struggle to avoid one is real for everyone. In this post, we’ll look at avoiding shipwreck as well as how to recover from one. How can you […]

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Shipwrecked Faith, Part 1

What causes most shipwrecks? Shipwrecks are usually caused by one of many reasons. The most common are poor design, instability, navigational errors, weather, warfare, effects of age, improper operation, fire/explosion, equipment failure and intentional causes. Shipwrecks also happen simply because the captain […]

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