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Raison d’être

Raison d'être is French for "The reason for being". This thought came to me when I was in the gym this morning. We humans are so complex that the Creator God who created us must have made us for a purpose. We most definitely are not designed to be pedestrian...
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Old “Whineskin”

"Whine" – complaining in an annoying way about something unimportant. ~ Collins Dictionary -- The topic of old and new wineskins emerged again in recent conversations among friends. This got me considering once again what new wineskins mean for our lives. Here's the scripture verse where it's featured in the...
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How We Teach

"Some people teach to provide boundaries, others teach to bring freedom." ~ Dan McCollam -- I heard this quote the day after my wife and I were discussing with some friends how to communicate with people. As leaders on various fronts, we have an opportunity to interact with many and...
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The Issue of Faith

"Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists." ~ Blaise Pascal, French mathematician,...
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Oh Well, It’s Mental

Blog - Mental Health - Girl
Last weekend, I had a chance to share a meal with Dr. Tan Siang Yang, a retired professor of Psychology at the Fuller Seminary. We spoke about his life, from leaving Singapore when he was 18 to getting married to a Hong Kong-Canadian woman to settling in Pasadena, California. Expectedly, we...
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I Would Love To Bond With You

Blog - Bond - Dad and Daughter
Over the weekend, I heard a heartwarming story about how a daughter in her late 30s reconciled with her father. They had a longstanding, tenuous relationship filled with arguments and hurtful words. What changed was when she got into a relationship where both the guy and she were not ready....
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Thoughts On The Poor

Blog - Poor - Make A Change
I recently read a passage in the Bible that caught my attention. "Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him...
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Fathers & Fathering

Blog - Father - Son Dab
I suppose it isn't easy to comprehend how just one person can significantly impact us. And I'd further suggest this one person isn't just any other person. This person is central to our lives—our fathers. What we know about fathering so far is that engaged and present Dads have kids who...
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