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“No Mas” – Part I

No more. I don’t want to fight anymore. The 1980 rematch between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran will forever be remembered by two words: No mas. For those who don’t know the story, Roberto Duran, the toughest and most relentless fighter of his era decided he was done fighting midway through the eighth round […]

A Holy Climb

Because of the blessing of the new app, we have thousands of new readers to our daily devotions each day. What a humbling honor. So grateful you’re here. If you’re new, we have a few common mountains we climb — a few objectives as we make our way up some pretty steep hills. For some, […]

Quite Right

I’m typing this sentence in my best English accent, I’m afraid. And I assure you it is not without merit. See, my wife and I spent the better part of the weekend being swept away into the world of Downton Abbey; a show on PBS that depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and […]

Life Gets The Best of Me

Someday our souls will soar. You know, I talk a lot about how our lives are all about Jesus in our hearts and not about how we look on the outside. It’s not that I don’t have anything else to say, but I just can’t exhaust that point. The comparison between the condition of our soul […]

He Stopped In His Tracks

“When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.’” –Mark 10:47 A few of you have heard me share this story, but this seems like a good week to repeat it. A few hours before one of my recent surgeries, Loretta and […]

Friends Lift

Read Mark 2:1-12 The two lived on the same block as kids. Both had strict, loving parents. Daily chores included loading hay, carrying feed and helping in the fields. Their young backs were growing strong because of it. After school and homework, they’d meet up in the streets to play childhood games till dark. They […]

Can Anything Good Come Out Of This?

“‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see,’ said Philip.” –John 1:46 Read: John 1 What a verse. What a story. (If you haven’t already, I urge you to read John 1 before continuing. I’ll wait.) Like I said, what a story. Oh, I’m sure Nathanael meant well. After all, so do […]

Your Suffering Is Your Sermon

For years, we’ve said that our health is a means of praise and that our fitness can be a witness, and it’s the truth. But if you look through the gospels, you won’t find Jesus with the fit and fiddle. You won’t find him around the strong, talking about able muscles, clear lungs or stable […]

Finally, The Chorus

Finally, the chorus. As a noun, the definition of chorus means, “A piece of music, especially one forming part of a larger work.” And as a verb it means, “To say the same thing at the same time.” Yes, finally, the chorus. As I’ve found my corner of the house each night to punch this […]

Your Life’s No Longer Empty

Yesterday on social media, Pastor Scotty Smith said, “Pray as if everything depends on God, because it does.” To which someone replied, “Don’t forget to work like it depends on you.” Now, at first that seems reasonable. Pray like it depends on God. Work like it depends on you. But what Scotty gently countered with […]