• SOTD: “Beer Money” by Kip Moore

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    Ever since I heard Kip Moore accept a request by a caller to the Bobby Bones show to come into the studio and play his song “Hey Pretty Girl” before the guy proposed on-air to his girlfriend, I’ve thought “That guy is cool”. And then I learned this is also one of his songs,...

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    An Ending

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    The hardest part at the moment was the fact that everywhere he went in his home, she was there. Whatever loveliness that had taken place, the sweetest moments of joy and pleasure, the first moments of discovery and connection, the last moments of passion and pleasure before the axe fell and she catapulted him...

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    The Wound

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    As I have been digging through literature on male development and masculinity, I find I return to think about the concept forwarded by Eldredge and touched on by other authors: that those men who grow up with a stunted or damaged masculinity somewhere along the way were either abused or neglected in that area...

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    A Summary of “The Measure of a Man” by Gene Getz

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    In my efforts to try and understand the meaning of being a man, I ask questions as a Christian. Because I am a Christian, I look for answers that fit within a particular cosmology that describes the purpose and meaning of life. A cosmology is a world-view or perspective that provides suggestions as to...

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    Bye, Birdies, Bye

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    Well, it’s been three days now since I have seen the turtledove parents, and talking to Tim this morning, he suspects something spooked the adults and they have abandoned the nest- and the two eggs. It got down to 45 degrees last night, and without cover, I wonder about the viability of the eggs....

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    “On the Second Day of May…”

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    I’m not really sure how to fit this into the 12 Days of Christmas tune, but it appears God has given me some guests to watch. Over the last month or so, two turtledoves decided to take over the abandoned veggie tray that sits on the table on the grill in my backyard. I...

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    SOTD: “Let the War Begin” by Bourgeois Tagg

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    Sad to say it, but this excellent 80’s song comes to mind when I hear all of Pyongyang’s sabre-rattling from North Korea.  Provoke a cobra long enough, and odds are you will probably get bit.  May things not come to that. The song is excellent though, from an excellent album.

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    Toughness, Recreational Hoops, and the Timer

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    I knew today was coming, but I tried to keep the mental images of what I thought would happen at bay for a while. Well, today I found out how it would go. For several weeks now, I and two friends from my church small group have talked about getting together to play basketball...

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