Smart as a tree…

Hebrews 12:1  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress.  And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us.” The other day…

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Doing Good

Matthew 25:35-40 (NLV) “For I was hungry, and you fed me.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.  I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you cared for me.  I was in prison and you visited me.”  Then…

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Excellence

Matthew 25:23,  His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”  My EagleLaunch Thought For The Week; “Excellence is a dynamic, ever-evolving state created by those willing to continuously redefine and stretch their potential,” came to me as…

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The Divine Blocker

Last night our beloved Ohio State Buckeyes opened with a dominating win over Marshall.  I’ve always been a Buckeye fan but I especially enjoy watching them when they have someone on the team I feel a connection to.   Over the past 4 years our family has been rooting and pulling for Brandon Saine, the versatile…

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Why do bad things happen?

“You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”  (John 13:7 NIV) Many years ago my wife and I were participating in a Bible study at a summer church camp.  I was probably 3 years sober at the time and still very “green” when it came to controlling my tongue…a…

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One Shot

  “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) About twenty years ago a very good friend of mine gave me some advice that I’ve never forgotten.  At the time my oldest was seven, my middle child was four and my youngest was…

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Help!

Proverbs 11:14 (Holman CSB) “Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.” Today’s Proverb jumped out at me as I just celebrated my 23rd anniversary of sobriety on August the 9th.  I always tell people that nothing great in life happens by doing it alone.  I also know first hand that conquering…

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Keep the light switch “ON”

Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men,…

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Heart Check

“For the word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (NIV). Throughout my career as a businessman and also as an athlete I often found myself using the phrase…

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