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Day 11: Sports, Maturity, and Growing in the Disciplines of Faith

As a volleyball coach for many years, I know about coaching, and I know that if an athlete wants to get better at her sport she has to practice, she has to work hard at her game and build upon what she’s already good at. While a few of my athletes would complain about practice time, the majority realized that without practice they wouldn’t be able to win a single game.

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Day 13: Star Trek, Borg, and the Irresistible Grace of God

If you’ve ever watched one of the more modern iterations of Star Trek then you know about an incredibly powerful enemy of Star Fleet called the Borg. Nerd Alert! The Borg are cybernetic organisms linked together with a hive mind. Which just means they are former humans who have been assimilated into a colony.

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Day 14: Pets, Rocks, and Growing to Become More Like Jesus

When I was little, I wanted a dog really bad, any pet really, but my parents didn’t want any more mouths to feed in our big family, so they bought me a pet rock. Yeah, back in the 70s pets that couldn’t eat were all the rage. Gary Dahl, the rock’s inventor, became a millionaire by selling ordinary rocks in little doggie carrying cases.

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Day 15: Hippie Vans, GPS, and Sharing Your Faith

When I was little we had a 1969 Volkswagen van that we always took on road trips. I remember it being loud and hot and oh so much fun. We would drive for hours without so much as an iPad or cellphone. To pass the time we would count the different state license plates we would see, or hit each other in the shoulder every time we saw a VW bug (Slug Bug!)

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Day 17: Coupons, Back Rubs, and True Greatness

When I was little I once gave my mom a homemade coupon book for her birthday, many years. Have you ever done that? I put in things like one free back rub, cook a meal, breakfast in bed and doing a load of laundry. This gift was both the easiest and the hardest thing to give.

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Day 18: Porch Lights, Moths, and the Love of God

Have you ever noticed how when you turn the porch light on in the dark, within a short time, the moths and other insects are drawn to it? You couldn’t keep them away if you tried. It’s as if the light yells out to them, “Hey you! Get over here!” They find themselves unable to resist it.

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