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Watching March Madness To the Glory of God

March Madness

Can a person enjoy March Madness to the glory of God?  The Apostle Paul’s answer would be “Yes”.  According to I Corinthians 10:31 – “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  However, on the heels of that statement Paul would likely be very quick to give us the following advice ... Read More »

Perspective on Playing Time


Below is a recent email that I sent to my baseball parents. I discuss several items in the email, but specifically the area of “A Parent’s Response/Reaction to the Difficult Subject of a Child’s Playing Time” is addressed the most. Also, the “Matheny Manifesto” is not intended to be off-putting towards parents, but it provides a perspective that in 2013 ... Read More »



Here is a very good piece on confession of sin. So much of the time we can be alone with our sin. As German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer says below: “The pious fellowship permits no one to be a sinner. So everybody must conceal his sin from himself and from the fellowship”. In contrast to this, may the Lord help us ... Read More »

Do Not Be Anxious About Anything: Defeating Worry

Do not be Anxious about anything

Trip mornings at camp are busy and often hectic. It takes a good bit of work and organization to get 280 campers and 56 counselors out into the wilderness. Often I wake up on those mornings with not only a list of things to get done, but in the process of getting those things checked off, lots of other tasks ... Read More »

Living Together


“In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the ... Read More »

My Soul is in the Midst of Lions


“My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts – the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.”  Psalm 57:4 Perhaps like me the image above brings back hard memories of being mocked and ridiculed.  It could be that on this very day upon returning from school you ... Read More »

Devotional Passages for Week of February 25 – March 4


Monday: Leviticus 16:29-18:30, Mark 7:24-8:10, Psalm 41:1-13, Proverbs 10:15-16 Tuesday: Leviticus 19:1-20:21, Mark 8:11-38, Psalm 42:1-11, Proverbs 10:17 Wednesday: Leviticus 20:22-22:16, Mark 9:1-29, Psalm 43:1-5, Proverbs 10:18 Thursday: Leviticus 22:17-23:44, Mark 9:30-10:12, Psalm 44:1-8, Proverbs 10:19 Friday: Leviticus 24:1-25:46, Mark 10:13-31, Psalm 44:9-26, Proverbs 10:20-21 Saturday: Leviticus 25:47-27:13, Mark 10:32-52, Psalm 45:1-17, Proverbs 10:22 Sunday: Leviticus 27:14-Numbers 1:54, Mark 11:1-26, ... Read More »

A Seed Among Thorns


“And others are the ones sown among thorns.  They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.”  Mark 4:18-19 My wife and I have had the privilege of mentoring young men and women for many ... Read More »