Monthly Archives: January 2012

Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

I’m just finishing Go Down Together, by Jeff Guin, a biography of the short, and according to the author, inept criminal lives of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. To sum it up quickly, Barrow grew up in poverty-stricken West Dallas, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Life of Abraham Lincoln: Part III

Lesson 3: We are in the Hands of Providence Even though Lincoln wasn’t a Christian (although my college professor Ron Rietveld thinks he might have come to faith after his son died during his term), he had a very strong … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Leaders Fail

An interesting blog post from Thomas Rainer, president of Lifeway Christian Resources.  Why do leaders fail?  He lists seven reasons.  A good thing to read and contemplate if you are in leadership or ever plan on being in leadership (hint: … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Life of Abraham Lincoln II

The second lesson that I take from thinking through the life of Abraham Lincoln is: The Big Picture is the Most Important The professor, Allen Guelzo, says that Lincoln had a “coup de l’oeil,” which I would explain as an … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Life of Abraham Lincoln

I’m listening through the Teaching Company’s excellent course on Abraham Lincoln [We bought it as a Christmas present for our neighbor, then borrowed it from her after she had listened to it.  How brilliant is that?].  I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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Praying and Swimming

I like to swim; no I love to swim. I’m willing to drag myself out of the bed on a freezing cold morning at 6 am, and drive 25 minutes so I can go swimming (it helps that Cherie likes … Continue reading

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Following the Emptys

So I’m watching through a Teaching Company course on classical archaeology that I borrowed from my pastor.  From start to finish it has been a fascinating course.  Indeed, I found it so fascinating that I ordered the new course on … Continue reading

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