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Never Bring a Horse to a Tank Fight

Never Bring a Horse to a Tank Fight

You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. — Jesus I stand by everything I’ve given you in the three cards we’ve laid on the table. But without the

How God the Father Initiates a Man

Desperate for Initiation A man needs to know his name. He needs to know he’s got what it takes. And I don’t mean “know” in the modernistic, rationalistic sense. I don’t mean that the thought has passed through your cerebral cortex and you’ve given it intellectual assent, the way you know about the Battle of Waterloo or the ozone

A Life of Endurance

  Heavy weights, lifted fewer times in succession, produce greater strength. Lighter weights, lifted with more repetitions, produce greater endurance.   Every morning when I’m home in San Diego, I go to a gym to work out with a trainer. His name is Todd Durkin, and he’s one of the best trainers in the country

In Step With God

  A few years ago, Sports Illustrated ran a “Holiday Help List” supplement that featured various gifts that would be of interest for athletic types. The description for a golf watch read: Equipped with a hi-res color touch screen, a GPS receiver, and 38,000 preloaded courses, it provides distances to and from any possible target

Replace Bad Habits with Good Habits

  A tree’s fruitfulness depends on its root-fullness. I love this thought.  The quality of a tree’s fruit depends on the nourishment of the root. What do you want the fruit of your life to be? Great family relationships, good health, financial abundance, strong faith, and a legacy that ripples through eternity in all of

A Strong Foundation

  Getting cut from baseball was something I never saw coming. And looking back, I can see that it could’ve played out one of several ways. First possibility: I could have dropped out of college and spent my days lying around the house with my five lazy roommates, eating a sick amount of pizza and

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

We Are Transformed Daily as God Renews Our Minds

  Do you want to have greater resistance to temptation, more wisdom in decision making, and increased influence among your friends? Each of these skills is rooted in your mental patterns and in meditation. We must remember that rewiring our minds is an ongoing spiritual operation. Though we are redeemed at Calvary, the process of

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