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Only 6570 More Days

  How old are you? At the time of this writing, I’m fifty-two years old. I’ll be fifty-three in less than three months. By today’s standards, I’m middle-aged bordering on, well; let’s not go there. I’ll be seventy in only 6570 more days. How old are you? Our thinking about age is one of the […]

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Mornings with Howie

  My wife and I are babysitting my daughter’s rabbit while she is on her honeymoon. He’s a happy guy that she named William Howard Taft (Taft stands for Totally Awesome Fun Times). She calls him Howie. Howie is used to lots of attention. He likes to be groomed, fed twice a day and let […]

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Three Ways to be a Faithful Christian Over the Long Haul

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 In our drive-by, fast-paced, instant-everything culture, we are not in the habit of […]

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Following 101–This One Really Surprised Me

I’ve been preaching for over three decades, and rarely have I seen the kind of corporate “wow” over a sermon as I have seen in response to last weekend’s message at ACF. We began a new series in John about what it means to follow Jesus. It may be the increasing openness of our people […]

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How about We all Skip Church Next Sunday?

Two weeks ago, the church where I serve, Austin Christian Fellowship, cancelled our three weekend services. Instead of gathering for worship, we encouraged our congregants to get out into the city and serve. This is actually a new initiative for us, and it’s a direct result of some things we think the Lord has spoken […]

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Attention All Single Ladies! You Need to Read This!

My friend Chelsea Landis is at it again. As a single twenty-something, she understands the pull of culture to “find a man.” The perspective she shared last week in her blog is right on. I hope it encourages you: hey ladies. yah, the single ones. We live in a world that idolizes instant gratification. We have […]

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What would You Say to Encourage this Young Woman?

I received this message on my Pray Big Facebook page earlier today. It’s from a new believer in Denmark. Her message and my response are below. How would you respond to her? I’ll send some of the best responses her way. Hi Will! I am writing to you because I really feel that I need […]

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Is It God or the Devil? How to Discern Who and What You’re Hearing

I’m struggling with a decision right now. It’s a biggy–one that, depending on what I do, will effect a lot of people. It’s the kind of decision that I wake up thinking about. And I’ve noticed something about this decision–I have a ton of fear around it: What if I make the wrong call? What […]

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Ten Things They Don’t Tell You at Hooters

The beautiful twenty-three year old sat in my office and just cried. Heavy tears, deep signs, pain upon pain. The problem? Dad. When she was in her mid-teens when he decided that her mom–his wife–could no longer satisfy him. He decided he deserved better–younger, hotter, sexier–and he acted on it. He started going to Hooters […]

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