#TBT — What? ANOTHER Racket Sport?

This comes from my high school yearbook (called "The Highlander") when I was a senior in 1980. I I I   I won the Intramural Ping Pong -- er, table tennis -- Championship.  I know adidas was super glad to get the free publicity.

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A Case Study In Uncovering A Bottom Line

Last Sunday (November 11) was my first message in 2018's ThanksLiving series.  The bottom line I eventually uncovered/discovered has some real "stickiness" to it, but the process of arriving there was anything but simple.  Here's what I mean. I first had the Scripture...

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How The Four Gospels Begin … And Where They End

As we anticipate the Christmas season and its nativity stories, I have found myself in a couple of different settings explaining how each Gospel begins. Because I believe that how each begins also shapes how each one ends.  Let me show you what I mean.    ...

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#TBT — Rivals, Nemeses, Friends: Me & Brad Stoffel, 1980

Here I am as a senior in high school, on the far left of the picture, with Brad Stoffel and his high school tennis coach, Bill Fleming. I'm posting this today because tomorrow, November 2, is Brad's 57th birthday.  (And also because I miss all that blond hair.) Why do...

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The Quickest Way To Avoid Relational Pain

We've all had it: relational pain. Angry words.  Intentional oversight.  Passive aggression.  Triumphant emails.  Ended friendships. Whether you are naturally wired to pursue confrontation or avoid it, the end result is the same  -- a relationship that had been at the...

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