P.E.A.C.E.

Several years ago I came up with the acronym P.E.A.C.E while trying to find a simple way to create a mission statement for my life.  I was about 10 years sober and had just gone through a very painful (self-induced) experience that led to a mental, physical and spiritual relapse.  I was feeling bankrupt all…

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Contentment…

A picture of my middle child who is developmentally disabled was on the front page of the newspaper.  The paper was spotlighting a local organization that helps provide programs for developmentally disabled people in our area.  My son has the most beautiful eyes and the picture of him showed him in a focused and content state, sitting and gazing through…

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At the Core of the Olympics

  I am an old jock and so is my wife.  We always enjoy watching the olympics especially the summer olympics.   This year was extra special for me as both men’s and women’s triathlon races went down to the wire and were quite exciting.  I am happy to see the sport of triathlon gaining national exposure as…

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“The Shack” a must read

One thing I very seldom do is read a fictional book.  First of all I have very poor eyes and I often suffer visual migraines after I read for any length.  Therefore I’ve learned to read in 15 to 30 minute increments throughout the day and reading fiction in increments is not fun for me…

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When is it wrong to give?

Recently the cell group of which I am a part of was discussing the struggles of knowing when to give and when not to give.  When does giving become enabling?  Is the person you are giving to going to use what you gave them the way you would want them to use it.  Should I…

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This Disease Sucks

Last night as I was having fellowship prior to our Next Step Recovery service at church I saw an old friend of mine.  I was excited because this man has been fighting alcoholism for years and instantly I thought “cool he has shown up at our recovery service and maybe he is ready to get…

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“Serenity Now”

Two weeks ago I was asked to deliver the weekend message at my church.  If you would like to listen to or watch the message please click on the link http://ginghamsburg.org/sermon/ and scroll to July 20, 2008.  The topic for my sermon was “Serenity Now” and I did a review and life application of The Serenity Prayer….”God grant…

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What in the heck is hell?

Have you ever wondered if hell really exists?  Do you believe that people who do not believe in Christ go to hell?  I’ve got to be honest, ever since I can remember, I never worried about hell.  I have close Christian friends that believe very strongly in hell. We recently had some people at our church leave for…

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How should Christians handle a cause..?..?..?

It always saddens me when I observe Christians disagreeing on what “our” biggest “cause” should be. While we all have different callings we can never afford to get so caught up in that one calling that we forget our true calling, our one and only calling and that is to bring others to Christ.  I…

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Business and Mercy…do they mix?

My business is a very customer service oriented entity.  We sell a commodity and the only way to separate ourselves from the competition is by focusing our product around the wants and needs of our customers.  The key to great customer service has and will always be building solid relationships and these relationships are built…

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