Jul 20, 2014

Correct Craft

Walter C. Meloon founded the Correct Craft boat company in the 1920s. His goal was to build the “best world-class towboats for the glory of God.” During World War II, General Eisenhower asked Correct Craft to build 400 boats in fifteen days, for crossing the Rhine River. Working around the...Read more +
Jul 13, 2014

Coach Bob Fraley

Bob Fraley, one of the top track and field coaches in America, faced a critical career decision. After twenty-three years at Fresno State, the school was eliminating track and field. Fraley's response? He'd work for free to save it from the chopping block. Bob's track program was spared. But not...Read more +
Jul 3, 2014

Best Vacation Stories: Submerged

It’s the closest I’ve ever come to dying. The setting: The Kern River of Southern California, Class III/IV whitewater rapids. I was in high school, and it was spring break. It was my first time rafting, and I basically held on for dear life as we weaved through protruding boulders,...Read more +
Jun 30, 2014

Good Hunting

For years, an old gentleman living outside San Antonio invited his city doctor to visit his property and enjoy the wonderful hunting. After three vacation trips to the ranch, during which he hunted without ever seeing anything to kill, the tanned, healthy doctor said to his host: “Why do you...Read more +
Jun 30, 2014

Best Vacation Stories: When Vacation Isn't a Place to "Go"

We are not on vacation. It's the last day of spring and my husband's off from work. The sky is pale blue, like fine china swirled with bits of white. The sun has swallowed a week’s worth of humidity and breathes out now—a cool breeze that has me craving a...Read more +
Jun 23, 2014

Don't Let Worry Fill Your Work

Imagine a dense fog blanketing seven city blocks to a depth of one hundred feet. All that fog condensed, scientists say, fills one single water tumbler. And there's a picture of worry: in the heat of fear and anxiety, a half glass of worry expands to cloud everything in our...Read more +
Jun 22, 2014

Rethinking Scarcity: A Legacy of Abundance

I’ve heard that most of our theology is really autobiography. This is true in my case because I am my father’s daughter. In my family folklore, the story goes like this: my father suffered greatly at the hands of anxiety and worry. Fear took over his life, his work, and...Read more +
May 21, 2014

Community Post: Hushed

The scarlet cardinal sings somewhere above my head. I look for him in the neighbor's tree, the one to my right, with the low branches that kiss the picket tops of our privacy fence. Staring through the sprawling brown mesh of shaggy bark, I hope for a glimpse of him...Read more +
May 1, 2014

Performance vs. Potential: Highlights from the Week

The gap between performance and potential is far from neutral. On the positive side, it inspires. Think of the young professional who sees her future self in a seasoned colleague and dreams of achieving great things for God. Optimism and drive mark this view. On the negative side, however, the...Read more +

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