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The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Nehemiah 8:  10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks…This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” What is the source of an athlete’s strength?  Perhaps they just have an unfair physical advantage in size, strength, or ability to process oxygen. David Epstein’s book […]

A Life of Humble Confession

Psalm 51:1b-2 …blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  Imagine playing for a school team.  The coach schedules a Friday night practice for a critical upcoming game, but you’ve been invited to an awesome party that you don’t want to miss.  You rationalize that you know everything […]

Who Needs a Savior?

10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. (2 Chronicles 33:10) When I was 16 years old, I competed in my first triathlon.  It was a bigger deal for me than most, not because of the bike or the run, but because of the swim.  You see, as a child I was […]

Repentance not Adjustment

2 Corinthians 7:10a  Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation and leaves no regret… I have always been a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan.  The last time they won a championship (Stanley Cup) was in 1967, months before I came onto this earth.  In baseball, fans of the Cubs (who finally saw victory in 2016), […]