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The Fire Building Principle

Let’s imagine the Holy Spirit as a glowing ember flickering in your soul somewhere, wherever that happens to be. Your small intestines? I don’t know, it seems like when something goes wrong in life that’s where the dread hits you. Or, when something amazing happens, that’s where butterflies dance around, so maybe that’s the general […]

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To See God’s Glory

Trust comes from commitment. Commitment is proven in the grinding millstone of daily life, not in peaks of emotion. Although once that commitment has been tested and proven to be genuine, it will give the relationship the foundation needed to build emotional skyscrapers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I interview myself, which is actually harder than it sounds, and answer the questions you may be asking about our MMS Aviation apprenticeship. Sometimes people have a question or two about what is we’re doing with MMS Aviation and what our plans are after we get our training. I give a valiant effort to answer […]

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Josh’s Christmas Tips for Practical Men

The problem is that your wife wants the organic, limited edition bath bombs handmade from essential oils by Tibetan monks and then blessed by the pope. The pope’s blessing doesn’t come cheaply and so you’re on the hook for some overpriced bubble bath.

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Into the Wild Unknown, Wide Eyed with Wonder

The brilliance of God taking sinners and turning their lives around is that it makes a very compelling story. The best stories are not ones where the hero makes all the right choices, faces no hardships, and easily fulfills his calling.

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Seven Serious, No Nonsense Tips for First Time Parents

If my friend Nathaniel, for instance, gets a slight whiff of a stinky diaper he’ll forcibly crash through a second story window to escape the smell. If you can’t overcome this instinct I’m afraid you’ll injure yourself because you’ll be jumping out of windows three of four times a day.

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Our Job Isn’t Done Yet! Finding Your Place in God’s Harvest.

You may not even think you’re qualified to do what He’s asking but God is not limited by your lack of ability, only your lack of obedience.

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5 Ways to Look Rich While Being Dirt Poor

Being rich is a lot of work so here’s a few ways to act the part while avoiding the stress of the fluctuating stock market or the threat of being kidnapped and held for ransom. 1. Subscribe to the Flying magazine. Nothing screams money like airplanes. Now, you probably can’t afford an airplane but you […]

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The Stroller Analogy

A couple weeks ago, our family got out of the house, packed up the baby paraphernalia into the minivan, and drove down to Fiddler’s Pond. It doesn’t have any fiddlers there that I’ve seen, but it does have a nice 1.5 mile trail looping around the pond, or maybe the lake, I don’t know. It’s […]

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Josh’s Jungle Guide to the Toddler Species

Of course, you can’t just get any ointment, it has to be infant safe with all natural coloring and zero corn syrup. This makes the price go up about $10 an ounce. Wait, isn’t the infant formula more diluted? How is it more expensive!?