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  • Game On

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    The Apostle Paul often used figures of speech from arena competition.  In Corinth, the people were most familiar with the Isthmian Games.  Since Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 9 in that context, it’s worth learning a bit more about the games before looking at the passage.       Athletes had to have the right credentials. They […]

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  • A Christian’s Achilles Heel

    In February of 2006 I  ruptured my Achilles’ Tendon at a men’s retreat.  In one sudden burst of pain I found that I had a great difficulty walking – and you really don’t want to do that if you have a choice.  I remember vividly sitting in the doctor’s office a day or two before the […]

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  • It’s Not Rocket Science

    I grew up on a small farm, less than a hundred acres. My dad had small orchards of cherries, apples, and some peaches and plums.  Although we were never wealthy, I was very happy.  Well, for the most part! My neighbor Pat and I (Ted Smith) played together a lot, especially riding bicycles in the […]

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  • Teachers Good and Bad (Part 1)

         When I had my blood clot in my right calf, the first specialist I went to recommended immediate, life-threatening surgery.  The second specialist recommended blood thinners and no worries.  Hmmmm. Tough call.  (I took the blood thinners.)   Both doctors were highly qualified, but the second one was right.       That experience […]

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Traverse City, MI 49686

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