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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What if, what if, what if

This is an excerpt from Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon entitled Room 101, Fear’s Greatest Hit (Part 3) about fear: “What if I do what God’s telling me to do and it’s hard? What if you don’t do what God’s telling you to … 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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Instructions

In a true “Tim the Tool Man Taylor” moment, I recently used a power drill to carve a pumpkin. My wife was hosting her middle school girls’ eGroup (eGroups are small groups at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC) and they were … Continue reading

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It’s not over

This is an excerpt from Frank Bealer’s sermon entitled In.fin.8, I Can Trust God No Matter What (Part 5) about Daniel: “…but the good news is, God hasn’t said it’s over. So many of us need to receive that. God hasn’t said it’s over. If fact, … Continue reading

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Running from God

This is an excerpt from Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon entitled In.fin.8, Can’t Call It (Part 4) about Jonah: “You find out if you run long enough that even if the enemy will provide you with a ship to get away … Continue reading

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