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Defensive Living

Thanks to TicketSchool.com, I recently completed my first defensive driver course since obtaining my drivers license. In New York State, doing this automatically reduces your annual insurance premium by 10% and removes as many as 3 points from…

Wisdom from Above

In a previous post, we considered what James teaches about bad wisdom, or "wisdom from below." In this post we will take a look at good wisdom, or "wisdom from above." A Boutonniere of Peace England’s William Gladstone is not only recognized…

Wisdom from Below

There is a lot of talking that passes for wisdom. There are a lot of people today that people consider to be knowledgeable and skillful. And yet, when you consider true wisdom – the wisdom that God encourages and makes possible – all other…

Episode 65: Death by Orange Peel

Do you fight big battles and seem to win, but fail in the little things? That’s what Bobby Leach did as a stuntman. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in remembering this ironic and tragic story, and consider how we can learn a biblical insight…

Death by Orange Peel

Do you fight big battles and seem to win, but fail in the little things? That's what Bobby Leach did as a stuntman. In 1911, he became the first man ever to go over Niagra Falls. First, he enclosed himself in an 8-foot-long steel barrel,…

Take a Break

"Have you ever felt like a goldfish swimming around in a blender full of water—with someone’s finger on the “high” switch? Many of us are altogether too busy, running on overdrive, overextended in our schedules and underdeveloped in…

Shine Like the Stars

Have you paused to consider the encouraging words of Daniel 12:3? (Get the podcast audio version here.) "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever…

Episode 37: Shine Like the Stars

The Old Testament book of Daniel ends with a stirring promise. "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3)." What does this…

Two Problems Men Face

My Bible uses the word man to refer to people in general, as in "mankind." But when the Bible speaks about people who are men, the masculine gender specifically - I find the word man used for that as well. So when I read my English Bible,…