Soccer: still “a kick in the grass.” Throwback to 2011

- So that's me, #10, between Mike Irey and Keith Gold, behind Maz and Sal Yesterday, checking for notifications on the various Apps littering my phone, a flurry of activity popped up on "Facebook Messenger." One of my friends from the 1976-1979 Stetson University soccer squad had reactivated a long dormant conversation thread. The next …

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Soccer, still a kick in the grass: men’s Bible-study, and “movement off the ball”

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another..." Hebrews 10:23-25 STETSON …

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Good memories and the promise of more!

"Share of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you. Remember that you were once slaves in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you!" - Deuteronomy 15 Wednesday in Central Florida was a day for good memories. Not nostalgia, but gratitude. Nostalgia tends to be a slanted, paralyzing …

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the Lord bless you and keep you…

This week Rebekah and I are here at Stetson University for the school's annual pastors' conference. I've taken the opportunity to get some serious writing done in the library, but I did join Rebekah for the opening worship service in the beautiful chapel in Elizabeth Hall. Thirty-seven years ago, when Rebekah was a senior here, …

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college education – the conversation continues…

esterday's post about top-notch higher education may have started out as a "Fun-times showing our niece around Stetson" report, but by the time I was done the writing had evolved into commentary vis-a-vis the danger of a widening gap between means and opportunity. PART TWO: Consequently, the subject is begging for a follow-up post. Some …

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A Teachable Spirit

Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart... (Psalm 86:11) The other day, interviewing a professional musician for a newspaper article, I posed the following question: "If you had the opportunity to take a sabbatical (at full pay), and to spend one year back in school, …

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