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Imagine what the game of bowling would be like if you couldn’t see the pins you were trying to hit. In 1933, Bill Knox did just that, and bowled a perfect game. In Philadelphia’s Olney Alleys, Bill had a screen placed just above the fowl line to obscure his view of the lane. His purpose…

The Power to Overcome

In the 1920s, when Ernest Hemingway was working hard to perfect his craft, he lost a suitcase containing all his manuscripts. The devastated Hemingway couldn’t conceive of re-doing his work. He could think only of the months he’d devoted to his arduous writing which was all for nothing, he was now convinced. Awhile later he lamented his loss to the poet Ezra Pound, Pound’s perspective was somewhat different he called it a stroke of…

A Clean Fight in a Dirty World.

Every generation takes its turn living on the seismic fault-line where past and present meet together. When cultural pressure builds high enough the foundations of society begin to shake, and it seems that the upheaval between old and new has never been so fast and violent as it is today. Change is the order of…

From Jude With Love!

John Phillips once told the story of a young Indian brave in New Mexico that fell in love with a young girl.This created a problem since she lived on the other side of the reservation and the distance between them was significant. In order to communicate with each other, they revived the ancient tradition of…

Follow Me

Just before Jesus left this earth, He had a serious conversation with Simon Peterabout how to care for the Church that would follow.Although Peter wouldn’t have known at the time exactly what Jesus was talking about, there Is little question in my mind that this conversation changed Peter’s perspective forever. Three times Jesus asked Peter,…

Follow Me from Death to Life

  Without question the most influential man in history is Jesus. Even if you measure greatness based simply on what others said about him he has no equal. He had no servants. Yet they called Him Master. He had no degree. Yet they called Him Teacher. He had no medication. Yet they called Him Healer….

Following in the Darkness

“It was May 21, 1946. The place – Los Alamos. A young and daring scientist was carrying out a necessary experiment in preparation for the atomic test to be conducted in the waters of the South Pacific atoll at Bikini. “He had successfully performed such an experiment many times before. In his effort to determine…

“Kingdoms” #2 In the Following Jesus Series

I’m certain that we’ve all known a sports fanatic or two at some point in our lives. There is a huge difference between a fan and a fanatic. The fan follows and roots for a team. The fanatic centers their life on everything about the team. While the fan enjoys watching the games, the fanatic…

The Greatest Reveal

 Take a second and think of the storyline of your favorite movie or book that has a twist at the end. The next time you see or read that story, everything is different knowing the catch ahead of time. Remember how you felt when the twist was revealed, and what it was like to go…

A Simple Gospel

Deep in the heart of the Virginia mountains stands an ancient gray stone church. In the quiet acre alongside, close to the wall of the church, as if craving in death the fellowship of God’s house which they enjoyed in life, sleep the pioneer forefathers who conquered that wilderness with a rifle, ax, and psalm…