Roger Federer’s New Racket . . . And My Old Ones

The tennis world was all abuzz last week with the news that Roger Federer is now using a new racket:He has switched from the 90-square-inch model he has used since his youth to a larger, supposedly more powerful 98-square inch version.  Why?Well, Roger Federer is...

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Overheard in Colorado Springs

If you listen closely and then jot down what you hear, you can gain some unexpected insights from a course on High Impact Volunteers.Such as . . .You're only as happy as your saddest kid.Scripture tells the story of the builing of four...

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Mimicry & Ministry

During the recent Wimbledon Championships, US Davis Cup captain Jim Courier made a fascinating point.Courier told his television audience that Bulgaria's Grigor Dmitrov has patterned his game after Roger Federer.  Here's what Courier means.Federer's...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs Involving Mountains

As you read this I am in Colorado Springs, Colorado, attending a seminar on High Impact Volunteers that's put on by our friends at Newell & Associates.Here's what my nights look like:But spending some time in this rarified air gets me thinking: what are the best...

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Storm Chasers & Church Calendars

Here's an insight into sermon preparation and the church calendar.Yesterday's message -- Storm Chasers -- was actually the first one in the series that I wrote and yet it became the second one that I delivered.Why?Because when I wrote it, I really liked it.  (I...

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The Storm Before The Calm, Week 2 — Storm Chasers

The Discover Channel recently made this video in memory of three veteran storm chasers who lost their lives in pursuit of an F-5 in Oklahoma:Storm chasing is dangerous.  Even deadly.Come see what that has to do with our lives as we move to week two of The Storm...

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Did You Know . . . ?

Did you know . . . .. . . that if you bag the grass you cut, and you mow your lawn on Friday but the city doesn't pick up the trash & grass until the next Thursday, and it rains almost every day your bagged grass sits beside the garage, that the cut grass smells...

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