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Doing What We Ought To Do

I recently heard some great messages on selected passages from the Book of James. One of them that stood out was James 4:17 NIV If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is … Continue reading

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Reading the works of Flannery O’Connor

Over the summer, I’ve been reading works by Flannery O’Conner. For those who don’t know, O’Conner was born in Savannah Georgia and is well known for her literary fiction. She wrote two novels Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear … Continue reading

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Can Too Much Bible Study Be Hazardous to Your Spiritual Health?

Is there a point when too much Bible study can be hazardous to our spiritual health? The first time I heard this question, my initial thought was heresy or this is an outright attack on God’s word. Also, I recently … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Home

A few weeks ago, I took this picture of my beagle, Chevy, while walking down a trail in Chattahoochee Bend Park. It was our turnaround point. I know this leash drives her crazy. It would drive me bonkers too. Here’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Die From Something Stupid In 2014

Recently, I had a conversation with a colleague who went to the doctor for a routine procedure. He told me something the doctor said that continues to resonate in my mind: Don’t die from something stupid! Yes, we all must … Continue reading

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In All Your Ways …

Over the years, the Proverbs 3:5,6 passage has taken on a powerful meaning for me. I’d be a hypocrite, if I told you that I follow these verses religiously. My humanness often defaults to what “works” and the old college … Continue reading

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10 Tips For a Winning Resume

As we grow in our faith, God wants us to grow in all aspects of life because we reflect Him everywhere we go. Our career is one area in which we need to find fulfillment. Not only do we spend … Continue reading

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The Hiker’s Prayer

The Hiker’s Prayer Thank you God for the rising sun. You’ve granted me another day. Your grace is amazing; bless you faithful Lord. The creation sings your praise, and I join the sound. Heal my tired soul; restore my aching … Continue reading

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Outliers – A Book Review

Recently, I listened to the audio book, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. In this post, I will share what I liked and didn’t like about the book. And I would welcome your feedback–particularly, if you’ve read the book. Gladwell defines an … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

I know–we tend to wear out this question: Do you see the glass half full or half empty? With engineering geek-juice flowing in my blood, I usually say neither one–the glass is simply overdesigned (LOL). Of course, I say this … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Mess

In the picture below, you see four antler pens that I recently turned on my shop lathe. By showing you this, I’m not bragging on my work, but I am proud of how these turned out. It’s so rewarding when … Continue reading

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Wild at Heart Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Henry Matlock!  You have won the Wild at Heart book giveaway. Please take a minute and check out Henry’s blog:  www.henrymatlock.com Henry writes about faith, conveying your message, entrepreneuship and wellness.

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When God is Grey

In January, my son and daughter and I went to see the movie The Grey with Liam Neeson.  Overall, I thought it was a good movie.  It reminded me of a Jack London story as it featured one of man’s … Continue reading

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Recapping 2011

Thanks so much for following my blog in 2011.  Hard to believe this will be my 110th post.  I continue to change up my blog, to improve the content and to create topics relevant to you, the reader.  The challenge … Continue reading

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The Creation / Evolution Debate – 11 Essential Books

As Christ-following outdoorsmen, nature lovers, fathers, mothers, and teachers, we’re subject to supply reasons for what we believe.  When it comes to the creation versus evolution debate, I’m not sure most Christians feel equipped to tackle the hard questions or … Continue reading

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Nature’s Fury

Normally, I gravitate toward writing about nature’s beauty and noble qualities, but over the past several days, I witnessed the aftermath of her ugly side.  I just spent five days with my utility company’s storm team, restoring power to customers … Continue reading

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A Fixed Hope

But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope … Continue reading

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A Noble Thing

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which … Continue reading

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Ancient Flight – A Poem

We first visited Lake Guntersville State Park in February, 2010, and I was inspired to write this poem about the eagle.  One need not spend a long time in the wild to realize the struggle that exists there—the struggle to … Continue reading

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Burden Released

There is nothing like strapping the essentials to your back and traveling 40 miles over mountains and into deep valleys.  Backpacking can be hard work, challenging and downright ruthless, but the breathtaking vistas and fresh mountain air make the effort … Continue reading

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