Wish You Could Read Faster?

ReadWe live in a time of information explosion. There is so much to learn and so little time to read and digest everything we'd like to know. 

There is no best way to read but there are a great many strategies you can use.… Read the rest

What Time Is It?

Time of lifeA few thousand years ago, Moses said in Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (NIV).” “Teach us to make the most of our time that we may grow in wisdom (NLT).Read the rest

Heartbreak Hill

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Sometimes we face "Heartbreak Hill." In the Boston Marathon, there is a legendary obstacle called Heartbreak Hill. Starting at mile thirteen of the Boston race course, there are a number of hills, climaxing at mile nineteen with Heartbreak Hill. It's the longest, steepest hill in the race.… Read the rest

God Sent You to Finish the Race

John steven  aquariBy 7 p.m. on October 20, 1968, at the Mexico City Olympics Stadium, it was beginning to darken. It had cooled down as well.

The last of the Olympic marathon runners were being assisted away to first-aid stations. Over an hour earlier, Mamo Waldi of Ethiopia had charged across the finish line, winning the 26-mile, 385-yard race looking as strong and as vigorous as when he'd started.… Read the rest

Calm

Calm

One day, when Jesus and his disciples were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking over the boat. Jesus was asleep. Matthew tells the rest of the story this way, in his Gospel (Matthew 8:25-26):

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The Current Refugee Crisis

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I’m sure like me you’ve been deeply moved by the heart-breaking image of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed ashore on a Turkish beach. This precious little boy is only one of thousands of children and adults who’ve perished trying to reach the safety of Europe this year alone.… Read the rest

Pause and Reflect

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“We need to regularly stop and take stock; to sit down and determine within ourselves which things are worth valuing and which things are not; which risks are worth the cost and which are not. Even the most confusing or hurtful aspects of life can be made more tolerable by clear seeing and by choice.”
 
~ Epictetus (AD 55-135)
 

"I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint. Then the Lord said to me, 'Write my answer (the vision or the revelation) plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.''

~ Habakkuk 2:1-3 (NLT)

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