The Ultimate Driving Experience

A generous benefactor gave two men identical super-expensive luxury sports cars. They each looked around their new cars inside and out and quickly saw they were fully loaded with more bells and whistles than they could ever have imagined. Safety features, amenities, gadgets, and major cool stuff. But these cars were not at all like




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Spring Cleaning for the Soul

This time of year, we often see people outside cleaning their windows, screens, and flower beds, powerwashing everything in sight, but also doing what back in the day they called spring cleaning of their houses….. moving furniture, dusting, and getting all the cobwebs out of all the nooks and crannies that had gathered there over the winter. In our




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That Sinking Feeling

Growing up as a kid, I loved watching “jungle movies” on Saturday afternoons on TV. There was always one scene you could count on in this genre as the group of explorers or treasure hunters, good guys or bad guys, made their way through the dense jungle: Someone was going to fall into “quicksand.” Quicksand




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Our Mess vs. His Mind

I have a close friend who shared with me that when he was younger and had given his life to Christ, he was still struggling with several sins, one of them regarding his purity. He said as he read Paul’s letters, he began to understand that the Word of God was God’s “raw material” to




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The Christian Narcissist

In Romans 12, Paul calls all believers to be a “living sacrifice.” Over the years, I have written a great deal on this passage because it is so rich and has so much to say to us but here’s a new challenge. If our lives are to be lived on the altar of Christ, continually




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