SATISFIED WITH GOOD THINGS

Join me in a walk through this five star Psalm. I wonder what was happening in King David's dramatic life when he wrote the 103rd Psalm. From a theological perspective it is brilliant. Psychologically, David provides wise counsel. Literary critics find creative genius...

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THE WORD OF GOD – LIFE’S INSTRUCTION BOOK

Early this dark, snowy Monday morning, on my lap lay a richly covered brown leather Bible. It is my favorite one because it was given to me by a special friend. Obviously, the Bible means different things to many people....

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JOY IS A PRECIOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth - Proverbs 15:23 This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead...

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DECISION TIME – THREE CHOICES

YES, NO, OR THINK ABOUT IT! Thomas Kelly, while a student at Haverford and Harvard in the early 1900s, made a yes decision. "I am going to make my life a miracle." Indeed, Professor Kelly realized his decision to be a miracle even...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH AND LIES

Truth is what we need to hear, a lie is what we want to hear. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. - John 8:32 In 1971 Ray Burwick and I founded Northwest Counseling Services.  A...

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GRATITUDE IS THE BEST ATTITUDE

As iron sharpens iron so a friend sharpens a friend – Proverbs 27:17 One of the truly great men in my life, Steve Pence, stands in victory with the majestic Mount Blanc in the background.  Recently Steve and his amazing wife...

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BE STRONG, BE BRAVE

In the wee hours of this morning, it seemed crystal clear the challenge before me is to be strong & brave. I expected Matthew 14 to have a teaching point for me on forgiveness. Not so! Instead, the focus was on...

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EVERY DAY HEROES

"Superstar heroes don't love you enough to be with you in tough times.” Today I lift up one of my most loved everyday heroes. These are the credentials that qualify this giant of a man for hero status: Proven track...

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EXISTENTIAL SELF DIAGNOSIS

"The ability to imagine taking your eyes out of your head and looking at yourself with clear vision." – Fred Crowell Psalms 8 and 139 inspire me!  They move me to think back to my days working on a BS...

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GAME ON – Win the Moment!

Basketball has taught me that victory comes when you bounce back from difficulty. Lifeball is a far tougher game to play than basketball. Psalm 100 is my bedrock to come back from a rough day. I enter His gates with thanksgiving....

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