When I Run

At the end of this month I will have been running for two years solid… well, solid with a few setbacks. To celebrate said milestone I’d like to borrow a somewhat famous line from the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire. The movie chronicles the real life story of Eric Liddell, a Christian from Scotland who came […]

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The Noah Movie: Storytelling

Let’s begin where the Book does… 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 […]

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I Hate Valentine’s Day

Today is a day I wish I could use Google Analytics to see the variance in numbers between male and female readers. Speaking in general, I think it is safe to say that a majority of women look forward to Valentine’s Day. And perhaps an equally overwhelming majority of men, do not. My reason(s) for […]

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The Lens of Time

It has been said that time heals all wounds. Unfortunately that simply is not true. This Monday I made an unscheduled stop at the place where I grew up – in the shadow of the Sears Tower (yes, it will always be the Sears Tower to me). My simple post to Facebook – just three […]

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Learning How to Love

I am on my way to Bair Lake Bible Camp in Jones, Michigan, where I will be speaking to a group of students this weekend. Many of these are the same students I got to know last year on this same winter retreat. They’re from Crosspointe Christian Church and Hope Community Baptist Church near Detroit. Please pray […]

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2013 A Great Year for re:THINK

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many […]

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2013: Year In Review

The older I get the more intentional I become at taking time to look back. Not looking back for the sake of nostalgia, but looking back to mark accomplishments and failures and ways in which I have been challenged. There are probably endless appropriate ways to do this. Last year Facebook launched its Year In […]

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Preparing for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us. I’d like to challenge all of us to consider now (at the beginning of the season) how we prepare for these days of wonderment. My heart is that you and I could enjoy the trappings without falling into the traps that so often come during this time of year. Allow […]

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Parenthood: Sayings of Dad

I thought this would be a fun way to end our series on parenting. I am a man of words. I typically prefer to say things succinctly. Over the years there have been a series of dad-isms that our kids will (likely) remember until the day they can no longer remember things. For you to […]

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