Monthly Archives: October 2013

Escalator ride

Because we live in a world broken by sin, we will face difficulties (trials) and we may even experience real tragedy. We may face situations that shake our very foundation. As Christians, we may feel called to smile through the pain while simultaneously … Continue reading

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Stress, engineering, and football

I am both a mechanical engineering professor and a high school football coach. Because this is not a typical combination, it sometimes yields unusual analogies. It’s enabled me to share some engineering principles in the language of football (check out the Pigskin … Continue reading

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The game is won

As a high school football coach, I watch from the sideline on Friday nights as my players attempt to execute the game plan we practiced all week. Sometimes they make mental mistakes. Sometimes they make physical errors or the opposing … Continue reading

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Pumpkin drilling

In a true father moment, I recently used a power drill to carve a pumpkin. My wife was hosting her middle school girls’ church group and they were carving jack-o-lanterns in the front yard. They were using a kit with “tools” which … Continue reading

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Expert witness

Expert witnesses are often called on to help settle legal disputes. Because of their special domain knowledge, they are considered authorities and their perspectives aid in determining the facts of the case. Did you know that you are also an … Continue reading

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Learning to worship

I walked my family’s dog in the back of our neighborhood this morning (he’s a Shih Tzu, very embarrassing for me, really). There is a wooded path that meanders over a shadowed brook. The sun was shining through the trees. … Continue reading

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Spell checker

If this post contained spellnig erorrs, would you dout its credibilty? It would definitely cause me to question its content. I might even just stop reading. I’d know that spell checking is available and would wonder about the reliability of … Continue reading

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