Archive for April 2024

True generosity

I don’t know if you’ve thought about this but generosity has little to do with money. It doesn’t. It has to do with heart, with attitude, with a mindset that makes generous choices. John Bunyan was an English writer who penned over 60 books. Perhaps the most famous is Pilgrim’s Progress. Concerning generosity, he said,…

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Using your platform

At the end of a championship game, I’m always encouraged when the MVP or another significant athlete immediately gives a “shout out” to Jesus Christ. ◊ The Kansas City Chiefs won their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history this year. When the MVP and quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, spoke while receiving the trophy, he said, “I…

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The crushing weight of stress

You might remember the headlines last summer of a terrible ocean disaster. The “Titan,” a submersible for deep sea exploration, imploded. A tourist company, OceanGate, operated it. It was taking tourists to explore the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic. Many experts had raised concerns about the safety and readiness of the “Titan.”…

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The real power of a “mission trip”

You’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Never was this truer than when describing a “mission trip.” First, I’ll define a “mission trip” like this: It is an experience where Christians go out into the world to help those in need, whether the needs are physical or spiritual.  That definition allows me…

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Age is just a number

You’ve heard the phrase, “Age is just a number.” People who use that phrase are usually on the “high side” of that number. Be that as it may, what does it mean? It’s a statement that age doesn’t define who you are. It clearly doesn’t represent what you have accomplished. It doesn’t indicate what is…

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