Monthly Archives: February 2014

Anticipation, Hockey and What Really Matters

  Our country is abuzz tonight….most people are talking, hoping and anticipating tomorrow’s Olympic gold medal hockey game between the Canadian and the Swedish teams.  As a Canadian, my desired outcome should be fairly obvious.  However, while driving home this … Continue reading

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Baseball Does it better

Timmy Brister hits a home run here. It is a sad commentary and indictment when little league baseball coaches are more successful and committed to training and developing boys into baseball players than disciple-makers are to making and maturing disciples … Continue reading

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The Family Speech

In our house, we sometimes talk about the kinds of speech that are appropriate and inappropriate between family members.  We recognize that we can be open and honest with each other, and in that vulnerability, we also admit that we … Continue reading

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Bookends for Life

“It is grace at the beginning, and grace at the end. So that when you and I come to lie upon our death beds, the one thing that should comfort and help and strengthen us there is the thing that … Continue reading

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God, Purpose and our Troubles

In Knowing God (p. 97) J. I. Packer writes about how to understand the “unexpected and upsetting and discouraging things” that happen to us. What do they mean? Simply that God in his wisdom means to make something of us … Continue reading

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