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Monkeys and Moose: How to Simplify Your Life & Work

Monkeys and Moose: How to Simplify Your Life & Work

  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. –Paul in Colossians 3:23-24 NIV When we clarify what’s important, we can

Your Brain on Porn

  Like sand on a beach, the brain bears the footprints of the decisions we have made, the skills we have learned —Sharon Begley, Newsweek Science Editor1 Restart and reboot yourself. You’re free to go. —U2, “Unknown Caller”2 “I know it’s not really true,” said Manny, “but it seems as if my brain has been

How Playing Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump led to a Life of Service

  Editor’s Note: When actor Gary Sinise took on the role of Lieutenant Dan Taylor for the 1994 film Forrest Gump, he had no idea just how it would change his life forever. Not only did his performance garner an Oscar nomination, but it set Sinise on a new path — one of service on

Renovation

  During my engagement, I bought a house in a nice area just south of Nashville. I was ready to settle down and decorate and get rid of my beanbags and mismatched furniture. Be a grown-up. Finally! I was eager to move on and focus on things like marriage and making music and coming off

Being Formed in the Way of Jesus

  We’re Being Formed, Whether We Like It or Not If a whiteboard were a love language, it would be mine. Who cares about “quality time” or acts of service?1 I just want to brainstorm and scribble about ideas. While I love to use the whiteboard for just about anything, it also shows up in

Quit Waiting for a Plan; Just Go Love Everybody

  Editor’s Note: Bob Goff’s first two books,Love Does and Everybody, Always, became runaway bestsellers thanks to their unique combination of entertaining, witty storytelling, and challenging, surprising perspectives. Now Bob has created his first devotional, Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey. It’s a full year’s worth of meditations on how we can step out

Come Out, Son of Our People!

  [Jesus’] parents were astonished when they saw Him, and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been terribly worried trying to find You.” He answered them, “Why did you have to look for Me? Didn’t you know that I had to be in

Finding True Fulfillment – A Tale of Two Rings

  Editor’s Note: For years, Barry Zito lived as a walking personification of the American Dream. Professionally, he was at the top of his game as a Cy Young Award winner in Major League Baseball. Financially, he signed the richest contract ever given to a pitcher—seven years for $126 million. Socially, he was one of

The Stages of the Masculine Journey

  If I were to sketch out for you the masculine journey in broad strokes, I believe this is how it unfolds, or better, how it was meant to unfold: Boyhood to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage. All in the course of about eighty years or so, give or take a

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