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Do you ever feel like you have nothing to say? Have you ever peered into your blank computer screen knowing you had to write that devotional, sermon, article, book or blog and just could not bring yourself to strike the first letter on the keyboard? I think all of us want to communicate clearly. We want to make a difference…

(An Update on Nathan Shoultz) Mindy (Nathan’s “little” sister) was beaming as she came out of the Intensive Care Unit sharing this incredible story. She told me that Nathan’s blood pressure had been high and the nurses were concerned. They needed to give him some additional medication but really wanted to wait hoping there would be a change. “That’s when…

Transition is a natural part of the life cycle. We begin the process of changing, growing and transitioning from one life stage, position, sphere of influence, circle of friendships and personal goals to another from the time of our birth. Some life transitions have brought joy and others pain but they all have contributed to the formation of the person…

As I sat across the table at Starbucks sipping coffee, I knew I was hearing the same story I had heard multiple times; but I tried not to reveal it by my response or body language. I was neither bored nor impatient. I knew this Youth Pastor was bearing his soul to me and I truly cared. As he shared,…

Fifty years’ worth of experience, ten years of vision, five years of research and two years of development have brought us to this day. As of May 1, the new Word of Life Online Quiet Time is a reality. It has been in beta testing for several months and the collective consensus is…Incredible. The Online Quiet Time includes power tools…

Students are not the only ones who struggle with post-modernism, tolerance and the rejection of absolute truth. Adults live in the same world and are often no more prepared for the challenges of pluralism than their children. As fathers, we must embrace the truth as well as live the truth before we can passionately teach the truth to our families.…

Last night on the plane to Dallas I ask myself this question, “Do I Really Need This Conference?” You see, today as you read this post, I am attending the D6 Conference in Frisco, Texas. (Frisco is a suburb of Dallas, which also could describe several other major cities in Texas.) Perhaps you heard or read about D6 and wish…

The dictionary says that anticipation is an expectation or hope. I think that expresses my feelings the last few weeks concerning the Where Was God When…? project. I have anticipated it arriving and being used of God to help students and adults deal with the difficult questions of life. Well, they are finally here. The book and DVD set of…

In order to stand on the highest point on planet earth, I would have to scale Mount Everest conquering its peak of 29,028 feet above sea level plus or minus 10 feet because of the snow pack. Since I have no trips planned to the Himalayan mountain range, on the border of Nepal and Tibet, I will settle for the…

Why do bad things happen to good people? For that matter, why do bad things happen to anyone? Even for us as believers, life if often a mystery. Every time I hear of the death of another child or teen I am compelled to ask…Why? If I ask this question after walking with the Lord for many years then it…

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