Monthly Archives: August 2016

Stay thirsty my friend

I’ve been thinking about thirst and being thirsty. Hydration has become ubiquitous in American culture. For example, I’ve watched athletics change from my high school football days where water breaks were minimized because it meant you were soft to watching … Continue reading

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Is this love?

So I was driving home from UNC Charlotte in my white Ford Fiesta 5-speed listening to 102.9 The Lake “We play anything”. (I’m a 46 year old engineering professor. Don’t judge.) The popular 80s ballad “Is this love” by Whitesnake … Continue reading

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Sex and greed

The book of Colossians is a letter that Paul wrote to “God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ” (Colossians 1:2). He is instructing these new believers how to live their lives as followers of Jesus. This … Continue reading

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Free-giveness

We are lucky. Despite our bad behavior and sin-separation from God, our relationship is healed through Jesus’ sacrifice. We are forgiven without cost to us when we accept Jesus as our savior. Our forgiveness is free (although it came at … Continue reading

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Hocus focus

In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus’ sermon on the mount is recorded. In this pivotal teaching Jesus resets the disciples’ world view. He shows them how to replace a rule-based, performance-centric attitude with a love-based, God-centric perspective. He teaches them a … Continue reading

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The jealousy cure

I’m going to make a confession. I have a hard time celebrating the success of others. I’ve attempted to excuse this through the “I’m just competitive” justification, but that’s simply nonsense. Let’s rightly call it jealousy and move forward. As … Continue reading

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Plateaued?

In strength training there is a danger of reaching a “plateau”, where you no longer make strength or size gains, if you continue with the same workout over a long period of time. The problem is that our bodies are … Continue reading

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