Say Goodbye to Regret

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Regret is a concept more easily felt than defined. We have all experienced the long-simmering pain of regrettable words and actions. And all too often, what happened in the past casts a dark cloud over the future. Wouldn’t you prefer … Continued

The Deadly Curse of Double-Mindedness

Doubt discovers difficulties which it never solves; it creates hesitancy, despondency, despair. Its progress is the decay of comfort, the death of peace. “Believe!” is the word which speaks life into a man, but doubt nails down his coffin. –Charles Spurgeon, pastor and … Continued

Seeking Wisdom

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.–Henry David Thoreau, author and poet The king said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream … Continued

The Secret to Defying Conventional Wisdom

After showing up at for tryouts with the Houston Astros, José Altuve was told not to return. It had nothing to do with a lack of ability; conventional wisdom simply considered a 5’5” man to be too short to play … Continued

Will You be a Game Changer?

Western Pennsylvania is mourning the loss of an area hero. The name, Chuck Noll, may not mean much to most people across the globe, but he is an icon in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers football team was once the laughing … Continued

Church Dysfunction – Whose Fault Is It?

I had lunch with a pastor-friend yesterday. Same conversation. Different pastor. I can’t begin to count how many times I have talked with pastors who are frustrated with people in their congregations. Many, I am told, are unwilling to be … Continued

I Love the God of the Old Testament!

I love the God of the Old Testament! Honestly, I do. I suppose that some people will imagine me to be a judgmental enforcer of rules—or perhaps a really cruel-hearted guy with violent tendencies. Those prone to stereotyping might picture me … Continued

Is God Cruel?

Anyone who has ever read through the Bible will have come upon some deeply disturbing passages. Some of them are historical in nature—simply recording the horrible atrocities committed by one group of people against another. But there are several other … Continued

Paving the Pathway to Glory

Ladies and gentlemen, the worst professional sports team over the past 20 years is now contending for 1st place in the Major League Baseball Central Division of the National League! The Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has done an amazing … Continued

Do You Want Fries with That?

Most of us have probably prayed the Lord’s Prayer at one time or another. Seriously now, did you really mean what you were praying? . . . and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. . … Continued