Posts from 2019

Posts from 2019

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Unmet Expectations

Approximate Reading Time: 2 Minutes “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 [NIV] One of the most damaging things you can do in your life is to place too much stock in your perception about the universe, your selfish desires, and your own ideas about how things should unfold.  We’ve all been there when things don’t go our way, leading us to feel crushed and disappointed at one…
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List of Soulcon App Inspirational Messages

Approximate Reading Time: 21 Minutes I’m honored to be part of a fantastic online men’s ministry called Soulcon. One of the main focuses of Soulcon Ministries is to encourage men to get out of their lazy, lukewarm rut and instead pursue the Lord Jesus Christ with all of their hearts, living lives with the same intensity that special forces soldiers do in the military. Soulcon Ministries, through its awesome phone app, pushes out great Bible verses, quotes, and inspirational sayings…
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Check-In On Your Brothers

Approximate Reading Time: 3 Minutes One of the quasi-questionable ways that society has misled the male population over the generations is by encouraging us to tighten our lips and “buck up” every single time whenever something negative happens in our lives. You know, “shut up and be a man!”  That’s not necessarily 100% poor advice. Depending on how you look at it, it is actually partially good advice. In fact, 1 Corinthians 6:13 instructs us to “Be watchful, stand firm…
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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Approximate Reading Time: 6 Minutes Back in the “ancient” times of computers (AKA, before the Internet started invading peoples’ lives in the mid-1990s), there was an acronym that computer programmers and data analysts liked to throw about quite a bit: GIGO. It stood for “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”  Simply put, if you typed in bad input or data into a computer, you would get bad output. For instance, if you didn’t quite know where to insert correct code in a program…
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111 Ways For Christian Men (and Women) To Be More Romantic

Approximate Reading Time: 12 Minutes When it comes to demonstrating how much we love our spouses or our girlfriends, we men can almost be like befuddled cavemen banging rocks together. Yes, we as Christians can become adept at knowing high-level spiritual or theological matters, but admittedly many men can have a very limited capacity for good, romantic ideas. To a lot of us, the word “romance” equates to red roses, a box of chocolates, and Valentine’s Day dinner by candlelight.…
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Why You Need to Develop a Wartime Attitude

Approximate Reading Time: 3 Minutes Folks, do you have a wartime attitude or a peacetime mentality in your everyday lives? The last time we had nationwide wartime mindsets here in America and the UK was nearly 80 years ago during World War 2. If you’re not familiar with it, the “war effort” here at home was a spirit of cooperation whereby the general civilian populace joined together with our military and industry by doing things like rationing and by collecting…
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Recommended Reading – My Top 11 Favorite Books

Approximate Reading Time: 4 Minutes I love making lists of things, and it’s about time I make one on what I consider to be my all-time, top 10 (alright, 11), crème de la crème, favorite, most important books ever written. These encompass what I think is recommended reading for all my blog readers. When I compiled these, I noticed that all but one have to do with spirituality, and that they are all non-fiction (with a fictional devotional story comprising…
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Head, Heart, and Hands

Approximate Reading Time: 4 Minutes Head, Heart, and Hands Theologian and pastor Erik Thoennes once succinctly summarized the three-prong approach to our spiritual growth in saying, “our theology (right thinking) should always lead to doxology (right worship) and orthopraxy (right practice), or else we have a major disconnect in our theology.” Our Christian faith is more than just us getting saved by the grace of God through the cross of Jesus. Yes, that is the beginning, but a fulfilling life…
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A Kick in the Pants

Approximate Reading Time: 2 Minutes Let’s see a show of hands to all of you who have seen the following scenario in your life before. You see a friend or relative in the midst of some tough life struggles, and witness him or her having to wrestle with things life moral predicaments and spiritual imbroglios. For some reason, they are hesitant or half-hearted to press forward, or worse, they have come to a functional gridlock of sorts. You, being dedicated…
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Swing For the Fences

Approximate Reading Time: 2 Minutes Well-known Christian author and apologist Lee Strobel once talked about a man he once knew named Bill McMillen. Bill was a successful financial consultant who never had a degree in theology and never worked on staff at a church. But Bill was radically saved by Jesus and used every opportunity he had to talk to others about his Savior. He went all-out every chance he got; Bill would go the proverbial “above and beyond” in…
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Revenge

Approximate Reading Time: 3 Minutes Ah, revenge. We’ve all known what it is like to be betrayed, hurt, lied to, and generally screwed over. And we have all experienced multiple times where we wanted to extract revenge against the perpetrator. The feeling of getting bloody, satisfying payback for someone done wrong against someone else has provided the basis for some of our favorite stories, as it allows us to vicariously live out our fantasies of revenge through the protagonists’ eyes.…

The Biblical Order of the Family, and Dispelling Misconceptions About it

Approximate Reading Time: 11 Minutes It’s way too easy to point at a multitude of sources and blurt out, “now that is the reason society is going downhill!” In most cases, with these reasons both being direct and indirect negative influences, I honestly think that the majority of woes in our society can be fixed if not only if we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but also if we completely abandon the world’s definition of family and wholly…