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February 27, 2019

Athletic tracks are a quarter of a mile long. So when running the mile, a person has to go around the track four times. This has an odd effect; the third lap is the hardest lap to run well. It’s too far into the race for the excitement of the start to last. The runner...

February 13, 2019

There is a saying that those who don’t read are no better off than those who can’t. Looking back on my life, the books I read have had a lasting impact in my life. I would also say that the nonfiction books especially tend to stay with me.

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January 30, 2019

I don’t know about you, but there are many things that have me concerned in our world. The divisive spirit in our government is constantly in my media feeds, and I don’t even watch the news. Major shifts in morality, special interest groups, and constant negativity are...

December 27, 2018

New Year's is often a time when people make resolutions--fresh commitments to make a better life for ourselves and our families. These ideas are good, and we know we should do them, but more often than not, New Year's resolutions are dropped by February. It can be diff...

December 13, 2018

It is easy to be distracted around Christmastime. The rushing around to do one thing or another often leaves us far more stressed out than we should be. During Christmas, many voices scream for your time and attention, while saying you need to slow down and be happy. I...

November 21, 2018

The Bible says to give thanks for everything. If we are to take this seriously, this means that Christians are to be thankful for even the trouble, tragedies, heartaches, and problems that come into our lives. This appears to be, not only hard, but frankly idiotic. How...

November 14, 2018

Another major tool to show our gratitude in this life is praise. But people don't seem to be able to praise very well. It's like watching a child try to explain a profound emotion with their limited vocabulary. Like the proper perspective we discussed last week, the ab...

November 7, 2018

I find that our world makes it easy to be cynical and pessimistic. If you met an optimist you might think they were unrealistic or delusional. But the Bible commands us to give thanks for everything. How do we do that? Well, before we get to the great struggle of being...

October 24, 2018

I asked some students at VCS if they would give me some authentic recipes that they like. The Junior class responded with these recipes. While I can’t guarantee an amazing international experience, each of the students said that she liked her recipe. So without further...

October 17, 2018

Several years ago, I was able to talk to one of our VCS parents about their job. This man trained the New Mexico Terrorist Response Unit. It was fascinating. I learned a great deal. But one thing he said has made a large impact on my life. This bit of wisdom was, “Slow...

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