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Jet's New Tattoo

Should Christians Get Tattoos?

Should a follower of Christ get a tattoo? The answer seems quite simple according to the verse I hear quoted most often.   “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.’” – Leviticus 19:28   Additionally there is 1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know that…

Rend Collective Experiment

The Cost :: Music Monday

Everything in life comes at a cost. Finances. Time. Relationships. Security. Have you counted the cost of following Jesus? Is He worth it to you?   The Cost by Rend Collective Experiment I’m saying yes to You And no to my desires I’ll leave myself behind And follow You I’ll walk the narrow road ’cause…

Love

We Weren’t Needed, We Were Wanted

Why do we ‘plan’ to have children? As a broad stroke generalization, when most of us say we are ready to have a child we are at a pretty good spot in life. We have a sense of stability, direction and future; so we feel established enough to bring a new life into our world….

Micah Lego Creation

Let Tomorrow Worry About Itself

I remember one afternoon last year, as I was preparing Chapel for an upcoming NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event, my little buddy Micah kept walking in to show me his LEGO creations that he had been making all afternoon. It seemed every time I had a thought, I’d hear his soft voice and turn…

Ain't No Reason Brett Dennen

Ain’t No Reason :: Music Monday

I love music. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket and I can’t strum a guitar or play an instrument (other than squeak out “Three Blind Mice” on a saxaphone); but I love music. It is amazing how music bypasses so many layers of emotion and gets right into your soul. To share my…

Joe Gibbs Racing Shop

Racecars Don’t Build Themselves

Several years ago I led a bible study for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team, BakerCurb Racing, when they were still in operation in Nashville. I always enjoyed getting there a few minutes early so I could look in the shop. The process of building racecars always amazed me. I am not a very mechanically inclined…

5 Lies I Wish I Could Say

5 Lies I Wish I Could Tell My Son

I remember a few weeks ago laying in bed with our five year old by my side as he was falling asleep. He was somewhat uncomfortable and fidgety; overtired and unrelaxed. As he rolled onto his side for the 15th time I placed my hand on his back. Within a few brief moments he was…

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Don’t Let Others Keep You From the Race

In my time with people of  different faiths and ideologies, one of the most common reasons I hear for a lack of belief in (or relationship with) God is, “I don’t believe in God (or care about God) because of the way Christians live.“ I used to find this a compelling argument. If you really consider…

 

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