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“Could”s and “should”s

When teams that could win face teams that should win, what usually happens? The teams that could win, win. That’s because they are playing with something extra. They are already above expectations just to be in the same arena with … Continue reading

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Dr. Horton & Edna Voss

When I first started writing guitar-based music of faith in the late 1960s, there was a lot of opposition from the church. Guitars were from the pit of hell, rock and roll was the devil’s music, even the back beat … Continue reading

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Powered by the Spirit

Bold, brash, belligerent, impetuous, Simon Peter was the perfect leader in that he was always out in front — sometimes too far, but in front. He beat everybody to the tomb after the women reported seeing Jesus alive. He was … Continue reading

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Sin’s place in the life of a believer

Laura liked the connection I made yesterday between Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord?” and Charles Wesley’s great hymn, “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?” Both of them speak of a deep awareness of sin and marvel at being … Continue reading

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We’re not done with Father’s Day

I sent out a personal Father’s Day text yesterday to a number of fathers on my contact list and received a pretty incredible response from most of them. There were a few “awesome”s and a couple “made me day”s. I … Continue reading

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Saving the Princess of Power and Control

In some circles and most certainly in our family, my wife, Marti, is known as the Princess of Power and Control. She even has a pseudo-business card with that title printed on it. I’m not sure when this moniker was … Continue reading

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Do you wanna be a Super?

What if I told you there was a way you could be strong enough and powerful enough to meet any challenge, accomplish any goal, and rise to any occasion God presented you with, without shrinking back? Would you want to … Continue reading

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Finding the pathway to strength

In one of our family therapy sessions with Chandler, the therapist came up with the perfect picture for each one of us. She had me isolated and alone in a corner, Chandler standing up on a desk calmly telling everybody … Continue reading

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