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A Light to Our Path

A Light to Our Path

In this week’s security article (posted 07 April 2021) we noted how we’d neglected to charge a flashlight that was inserted into one of our chest rigs. By the time we realized our mistake, this important piece of gear had entered into a digital coma. It had a 0%...

Life’s Priorities

Life’s Priorities

If you ask someone you meet for the first time what they do, the answer usually has to do with their occupation. Part of this is due to cultural conditioning and expectations. And yet, such answers may also offer insight into how we see ourselves, and what constitutes...

Chemical and Spiritual Reactions

Chemical and Spiritual Reactions

In this past Wednesday’s security article we highlighted what appears to be a resurgent tactical trend. This involves the use of Magnetic IEDs (improvised explosive devices) to harm or kill people in at least two international locations. We mentioned that mobile...

A Quiet Soul in a World of Outrage

A Quiet Soul in a World of Outrage

Read, listen to, or watch the news or social media today and you’ll be told a few things. It really doesn’t matter what day you choose, it’s always the same message. You’ll be told that hell is breaking loose, and in some way it’s your fault. No matter what your...

The Nations Rage

The Nations Rage

These are challenging times for Christ followers. It seems that every day brings more news of ways in which national and world leaders are seeking to “progress” away from traditional values and norms. These include life, liberty, and individual responsibility to name...

Watchful in Prayer

Watchful in Prayer

In last week’s article I mentioned that I’d recently been thinking about a few verses that highlight the need for prayer in the life of a Christ follower. One of these verses was Colossians 4:2. In the NIV this reads, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and...

Opposing the Current

Opposing the Current

At times water can be tranquil and calming. Standing at the edge of a quiet and lonely mountain lake, for example, can fill one with a sense of peace and serenity. At other times water can be terrifying. It can wield unimaginable destructive power. Those who suffered...

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety

It’s difficult to get around these days without a car, truck, or motorcycle. Modern society, especially in the suburbs or more rural areas, almost requires that one have access to a vehicle and a driver’s license to get anywhere. Many people spend a good deal of time...

Longing for Home

Longing for Home

When our children were very young, perhaps three and four years old, we visited my parents in Florida. My parents lived close by a body of water, and so I took the opportunity to go fishing with my daughter and son. We casted our line out, reeled it back in, and had a...

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