W – Warrior Poets

    “In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom.” – “Braveheart” “Every man dies.  Not every man really lives.” – “Braveheart” While visiting the William Wallace Memorial in Stirling, Scotland, I […]

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Steady Standing

“Stand firm in the LORD” – I Peter 5:9 Our market-driven culture has trained our hearts to be discontent, and most of us will spend our lives constantly trying to dream more, to do more, and to be more. We all fall into this trap.  While our efforts to succeed may very well motivate us […]

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The Art of Remembering

“Looks like it’s just you and me, Gma,” I found myself saying as I settled into the dark sedan.  My grandmother couldn’t answer, of course, because she was lying peacefully in a coffin at the back of the car.  I was given the honor of preaching at my own grandmother’s funeral about two weeks ago, […]

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Dreaming Bigger

The other day I was with my four-year-old son in the yard when we noticed an airplane zooming overhead.   “If you could fly anywhere in the whole world, where would you go?” I asked. Without hesitating, he cried gleefully, “McDonald’s!” I laughed, but realized that because of his limited experiences, that probably was the […]

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