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It Takes A Team

As a military helicopter pilot, I flew many exciting and potentially dangerous missions on the far side of the world. Some missions took everything I had to accomplish, but if it had not been for the SEAL team at the landing zone, the medic in the back, the crew chiefs who kept the aircraft flying, or the forward air controllers …

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New Year, New You

By Casey D. Nixon I am one of those people who actually likes going to the gym. I like the burn, the sweat, the challenge and the results. It’s also why I love December. Besides Christmas, the great thing about December is the gym is practically empty! I can work out to my heart’s content, unencumbered by the masses and …

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Marriage Isn’t The Problem

*For this week’s post I must begin by giving my thanks to those who have helped me understand marriage along the way. Especially my parents, who have modeled great marriage for me and others for 49 years, and my friends Jerry and Dave who have vulnerably shared their triumphs and failures in their marriages with me. I am no doubt …

A Great Wedding Feast, and You’re Invited

As we approach the spring many couples will begin the joyous and often arduous task of planning the perfect wedding. Here in our Western culture, weddings are a huge affair centered on the bride and great care is usually taken to insure everything is just perfect on that special day. In the Middle East, weddings are an even bigger event …

Now That You Have A New Name…What Will You Do With It?

While reading “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I was struck by this observation, he writes, “If we would follow Jesus, we must take certain definite steps. The first step, which follows the call, cuts the disciple off from his previous existence. The call to follow at once produces a new situation. To stay in the old situation makes discipleship impossible.” With this …