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Why It’s Cool to Be a Bookworm

I’ve always loved reading books.  As a child I would greatly prefer a good book (preferably epic fiction like Lord of the Rings, or Chronicles of Narnia) to spending time with kids my age…many hours were spent storming imaginary fields of battle, or rescuing fair maidens. Back then my love…

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How To Deal With a Worst Case Scenario

As an over worrier I have lots of experience envisioning the worst case scenario for a situation and creating a plan to deal with it. What to do if your completely rejected at the prom didn’t really came to mind recently (for obvious reasons), so when one of my students…

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How We Know There Are Still Good Samaritans

Last Sunday I was able to run in the inaugural Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Raleigh NC.  The race itself had a challenging course that included lots of hills, which combined with the heat and humidity meant lots of people were either walking or jogging  slowly towards the end…

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Why Singleness is a Gift From God

Last week I was able to attend a Bible Conference in Louisville KY with my father and brother (something we haven’t done in a very long time). Many of the speakers challenged me to share the Gospel with the unsvaed, but God used one statement in a three-hour pre-conference conducted…

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My Apology to the Nation of Australia

Originally Published May 25, 2012 Dear People of Australia, A few months ago I wrote a blog post discussing how Australians like to test individuals character before accepting them as friends.  It has come to my attention that this post may have caused people to believe that Aussies enjoy giving people…

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From the Archives: Freedom of Speech, and the Duck Dynasty Drama

Originally Posted December 19, 2013 as “Why Christians are Angry with A&E” Last night was an interesting one for the television network A&E as they suspended Phil Robertson indefinitely from their popular TV show “Duck Dynasty” because of anti-gay comments in GQ magazine. This led to a number of complaints…

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What You Should Know About Australia

Originally published May 4, 2012 As “twenty things you need to know about Australia (edited version) Dear Friends, Many of you have expressed to me your interest in coming to visit Australia on a vacation or missions trip and I think that’s great. However there are some important things to…

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Why I am Thirty-Seven and Single

Originally Posted December 14, 2013 as “Confessions of a Missionary-I’m 37 and Single) This morning as a public service to the little old ladies at Churches visited during my ministry, I would like to answer the question most of them want to ask me, but don’t. “Why are you single?”…

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The Slavery of Approval Addiction

Originally Posted June 29, 2011 The original idea of Approval Addiction is to find your source of identity or confidence in the love and acceptance of others, to the point were they MUST Love you. As with most addictions problems however Approval Addicts eventually become enslaved instead of gaining more…

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From the Archives: My Australian Thanksgiving

Published November 27, 2012 Last week I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family for the first time in three years which didn’t just mean a huge turkey dinner but taking part in all of our “Thanksgiving Traditions.” Things like helping make the stuffing using a recipe which was…