Everything in moderation – even the freebies!

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Feast!

You know how hard it is to scrimp and deny yourself in order to make it and achieve. Whether it is in athletics, education, or your career, you seek to keep yourself under the bar of moderation so that you might one day revel in accomplishment. Such discipline is the stuff that fuels dreams.

But what about those temptations along the way. → Read the rest

Real freedom

While scouring the Desiring God blog this weekend, I found the following post written by Jon Bloom:

You see, real freedom is not the liberty to do what we want, or even the absence of distress. Real freedom is the deep-seated confidence that God really will provide everything we need. The person who believes this is the freest of all persons on earth, because no matter what situation they find themselves in, they have nothing to fear.

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A real work of art

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My son, Ben, attends a university in central Florida. This is his freshman year and he is doing very well. Of course we miss him a great deal, but as his father, I am especially proud of his independence and ability to “make it on his own.” He is coming home for Thanksgiving soon; the airline ticket for his flight home and back after Thanksgiving break was atrociously expensive. → Read the rest

Cal Thomas opinion article in World Magazine online – A Different Path

World Magazine online has a post of an article written by Cal Thomas that offers a thought regarding Christians and politics in light of the recent elections:

A different path

OPINION: After 30 years of trying to transform culture through politics, conservative evangelicals would be wise to try a different, God-glorifying direction | Cal Thomas

Read the rest of the article here.

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Who is the bigger wimp when sick?

image of medicine and thermometerI am up and awake this morning at 3:00 a.m. because of this awful headcold. My nose and face is raw from using these cheap hotel Kleenexes that are made of some by-product of wood and sandpaper. I have the typical sinus headache and I can feel the deep chest cough coming around the corner. So after finishing a wonderful book by Pastor John Piper, This Momentary Marriage, I picked up my MacBook Pro and found this article online at the WCCO website:

Good Question: Who’s A Bigger Wimp When Sick?

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Who is to blame?

I read this linked article by Joel Belz in the October 18, 2008 issue of World Magazine while eating supper by myself at a restaurant in Alexandria. Belz offers some food for thought about just exactly who is responsible for our current financial mess:

“Remember the old saw about being careful when you point a finger at someone else—because you’ve still got at least three fingers pointing back at yourself?

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13 days to go

image of vote buttonAs of this morning, there are only 13 days until the United State’s general election on November 4th. No matter what your party preference or level of fatigue with this season’s campaign cycle, we still enjoy a great privilege of having the opportunity and right to vote for our local, state, and national leaders/representatives. I am especially excited this year because both of my oldest two sons will have the opportunity to vote in their first presidential election. → Read the rest