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God, If You’re Out There I Need Some Help

It started with a trip to a walk-in clinic. Then there was the phone call, “You need to come to the hospital right now.” Then came more tests and an uncomfortable conversation with a nurse who had the tough job of saying the words, “We think you have leukemia.” Mike is a creative guy, he’s into music and photography. Years ago when he...

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What Dads Can’t Do

We can easily forget the small ways our dads have shown their love. For some dads, saying “I love you” doesn’t roll off the tongue naturally, but their actions speak it loud and clear. Watch this video. You might get a ton of ideas for that card you still need to write! [vimeo 5342431 w=640 h=360] Were you taken back to... > more

The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

My friend was just venting to me the other day about Father’s Day: “Why is it that the Mother’s Day sermon is all encouraging and the Father’s Day one is a kick in the pants for men to step up to the plate; my wife got roses at church, but I got a compass to keep me on track. What’s... > more

I Proposed With A Goat (She said yes!)

Exactly 5 years ago I asked Olive to marry me. Rather than popping the question with a diamond ring, I planned to propose to her with a goat. It wasn’t a pet goat for her to keep in the yard and take for walks; it was a goat to give away to a family in need. It was what... > more

Human Trafficking Movie Grabs Hearts

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father.  She faces a bleak future of sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale .  She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell, but life is cheap for an outcast like... > more

Is God a Prude?

Does God smile on love but frown on sex?  Does God want us to love others, but have prudish rules for how we can show it sexually?  For example the Bible teaches: Run away from adolescent lust. Save sex for marriage. Don’t do it with your neighbor’s spouse. We might think that God forgot that he made us sexual creatures.  Doesn’t God know... > more

An Easter Story Worth Remembering

You've probably seen Santa Claus; but have you ever seen the Easter Bunny? As a small child, I enjoyed visiting Santa at a local department store at Christmastime. My parents would take me downtown to the jolly bearded man in the red suit. I felt comfortable climbing into his lap, telling him my wish list and receiving a gift along... > more

Mark Burnett’s Bible TV Series: Epic Adventure

Think of it as Survivor: Earth As reality TV host Jeff Probst might say (cue theme music; roll panoramic video), “This … is the planet Earth - a spectacular paradise that can become a perilous jungle.  Two people – a man and a woman – are about to begin the adventure of the ages.” “Their progeny will encompass vastly different walks... > more

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