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An open letter to Bethany Baptist Church

An open letter to my church.   Dear Bethany Family:   As we drove out of Salem on Saturday, I was hit by another rush of emotion. I keep wondering how many of these wandering rushes I can be hit … Continue reading

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How do you say goodbye?

How do you say goodbye to one of your best friends? Every time the Overboard blog hits a 50, we like to feature someone who is really out there living the Overboard Life. On blog 50, I did a piece … Continue reading

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The 30-day Overboard workout

The late Brian Klemmer wrote a book called, “If How-To’s Were Enough, We Would all be Skinny, Rich and Happy.” Knowing how to do something, and actually doing that thing, are two very different beasts. Think about your first kiss. … Continue reading

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New cars, mayhem and sex: lessons from Superbowl commercials

Yesterday’s Superbowl was a fun game to watch as a football fan. It had a lot of sports drama, some great action on the field, the officials called a consistent game and the winner was unknown until the clock hit … Continue reading

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Pushing and pulling: the discipline of faith (4/7)

The Overboard Life is so rewarding, yet so challenging. There is such a pull to living life in the comfort of the boat, and very little push to get outside the boat, on the water, where Jesus is building His … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving (aka: the discipline of thankfulness) (2/7)

I’ve really enjoyed the 30 day gratitude challenge so many people are doing on facebook. I’m curious if there’s a way to measure people’s overall happiness during this month, but if facebook is any indication, people are happier. After all, … Continue reading

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How many body parts can you donate?

Do you know how many body parts you can donate to others? You can donate your eyes, parts of your skin, your heart, your kidneys, your liver, your lungs, your blood, your hair and even your bone marrow. It’s kind … Continue reading

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