Category Archives: personal growth

Wednesday November 7, Mostly Cloudy, Windy, Occasional Showers

A day like no other.  My eyes popped open at 5am and I immediately remembered that I never bought full size coffee filters.  The 4-cuppers I have as emergency backups aren’t as deep, so they are easily overcome by the … Continue reading

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Three Lessons I’ve Learned About Losing Weight & Keeping It Off

From 318 pounds to 238 pounds. I tipped the scales at 318 pounds, which, even for a 6’5″ male pushes me beyond the traditional medical height/weight chart.  “Obese” is a word I don’t care for, especially applied to me.  I … Continue reading

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Golf Tips: Devoted, Watchful, Thankful [Colossians 4:2]

My brother in law taught me how to drive a golf ball at a pristine golf course on the Atlantic side of sunny, sunny Florida.  Until then my only knowledge of the game (sport, addiction) was on my PlayStation 2, … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Proximity and Identity

This being Holy Week, I find myself thinking quite a bit about the experience of the first disciples as they witnessed the most important event(s) in human history.  We were created, we fell away, we are being redeemed through Christ. … Continue reading

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If this isn’t nice, what is?

It was during my high school and college years that my cultural sensitivities (or lack thereof) were influenced by a television show called Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K).  When I heard that cast member/writer Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo, et al) is … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Keep It Complicated

  Based on my own experience, here are 10 ways to make sure we’re keeping life as complicated and frustrating as we can: When it comes to decisions, especially big ones like who to marry or everyday decisions like how … Continue reading

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Lent: Some Notes on Fasting

I preached a sermon (tried to, at least) on Fasting yesterday at pfmchurch.  Using Scot McKnight’s excellent book Fasting as a guide, I pointed out four kinds of fasting: Water Fast: That’s where you drink water but eat no food. Juice Fast: That’s … Continue reading

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