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2 weeks later: what can we learn from the Boston bombings?

Two weeks ago our nation was hit with yet another tragedy of violence. Terrorists (because only that term seems appropriate) attacked innocent people without any pity, killing three and injuring scores of others. Even an 8-year-old child had his life … Continue reading

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The least of these…

I just got done with a crazy travel adventure that involved three rental cars, unexpected overnight stays, three legs of flight through five airports and a through-the-night drive in order to make my destination. I had a great time ministering … 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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5 minutes

5 minutes doesn’t seem like much time, does it? Or does it? If I dropped you off at Disneyland and said I’d be back in 5 minutes to pick you up, I’m pretty sure you’d think that wasn’t very much … Continue reading

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Please be kind…rewind.

“Please be kind…Rewind.” If you recognize that saying, then you’ve rented a VHS tape from Blockbuster, Hollywood or some other video rental store. Wouldn’t you have loved to see a Redbox dispenser back in the day? The thing would have … 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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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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Entertain Strangers

Strangers: Hebrews 13:2, kindness, mercy, generosity Last week I was preaching the first part of Hebrews 13, including this verse: “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2) … Continue reading

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Overboard at any age

This is a story I wrote three years ago when AJ, my ten-year-old son was just turning seven. I discovered it in my last blog. (The demise of which happened when I quit writing for over a year after I … Continue reading

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