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Doug Flutie and a Thanksgiving Memory

Doug Flutie and a Thanksgiving Memory There are certain days that you remember exactly where you were.  September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – school library at the Christian school where I taught.  Earthquake during the 1989 World Series – my rented house in Charleston, Mississippi, where I had just returned from a junior high football […]

From Deer Hunting to the Dominican Republic

From Deer Hunting to the Dominican Republic I introduced you last week to PJ Weeks and his Rain Down Ministries in a Values Storying Spotlight, “A Different Kind of Deer Camp.” That’s a ministry through which he and a number of volunteers teach God’s pillars for wildlife conservation: Creation is a gift to enjoy (Genesis […]

A Different Kind of Deer Camp

A Values Storying Spotlight: A Different Kind of Deer Camp Occasionally, I like to introduce my readers to organizations with great backstories. In April of this year, I was able to re-connect with PJ Weeks on a mission trip to Idaho. P.J. is a former student of mine who also played baseball for me until […]

Pardon the Interruption

Pardon the Interruption Author and speaker Paul Tripp led a parenting conference at my church a couple of years ago.  One of the key components of his teaching for the weekend was about the inopportune times when parenting takes place.  I would encourage you to read his article “It’s Never an Interruption.”  Here’s a snippet: […]