My System for Loving God

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Spend a few days with me and you’ll find out I am a systematic person. Not naturally, however. Not like Sharon Mattson, who just automatically does things in order. No, all my systems are constructed. And I follow them religiously. Otherwise, I pay the price, as does everyone in my path: anarchy followed closely by chaos. So a hard question for …

On Going to Church Twice a Month

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You have no idea of the temptations I face Sunday mornings, especially in the summer. In the few weeks of pleasant weather Minnesota affords in this season, it is vitally important that I squeeze in all the golf I can. Because soon I’ll be back in jail: Minnesota winter. Plus, most of the golf I play at my club involves …

Steady as She Goes

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My friend Gary and I were talking the other day about the value of being steady. As a businessman, Gary has seen many of the young ones attempt to make their millions overnight. They flash impressively for short sprints but have no endurance for the long run. Contrast that with my buddy Jeff, who’s been in ministry at a large …

The Law Requires. . .

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I’d like to share with you one of my primary internal commands (command to self): Rick, you are supposed to be busy, productive, responsible and well-rounded. These aspirations require that I run pretty fast in life.  Why do I do it? The answer is not hard to find. But it is hard to admit: I must accomplish all these things …