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I Missed What Mark?

Dave will be partnering with us to present the Rhythms of Grace retreat in October. Sin by definition is to miss the mark. So an honest question that would arise would be “What is the mark?” In some circles you might hear that it is perfect obedience to the Mosaic Law or the Ten Commandments, Continue Reading…

God is NOT Trying to Build Character into You!

The common teaching by many is that when we experience trouble in our lives, God is trying to build character into us. The premise behind this is that though we are Christians, we are incomplete and problems are God’s way of getting his character into us. Let me say as clearly and as loudly as Continue Reading…

Carrying on the Gillham Legacy

Lifetime’s ministry team now owns the task of carrying on the legacy of Bill and Anabel. Their legacy shared in the legacy of Christ himself–preach the good news of God’s grace. What a humbling assignment for us to continue! The term legacy denotes a willful gift of property, especially personal property. This may be literal Continue Reading…

Appreciation

It is now twenty-nine days since Dad/Bill died of complications due to Parkinson’s disease. In these intervening days hundreds of you have written to express your grief, joy, reminiscences, condolence to my brothers and me, and your affection for Dad, Mom, and our family. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart on Continue Reading…

Bill

Teacher. Communicator. Funny. Compliment to Anabel. Founder. Writer. Media personality. These are quick descriptors for Dad—or, Bill, to all but two of you. I remember sitting between Dad and Mr. McCann—Preston McCann, one of Dad’s best friends and the man whose name I carry—on many Friday nights watching a high school football game somewhere in Continue Reading…

Run the (Endurance) Race

A few Saturdays ago I completed a triathlon. The race consisted of swimming just short of one mile, biking twenty-five miles, and running six miles. This was my third triathlon at this distance and the best experience I have had to date. Learning from seasoned racers and past painful experiences helped me have a better Continue Reading…

Wrestling Rest

I started wrestling in junior high school. I learned quickly that it’s not easy to walk out on a mat all alone and wrestle another person. It’s easy for fear and panic to get the best of you. This being said, I did okay those first years with a few basic moves and brute strength. Continue Reading…

Graceful Groove

I recently learned about a helpful new technology added to Macintosh computer’s GarageBand software. GarageBand is software that allows its users to digitally record and produce audio tracks. The users can record lectures, a single instrument, or a band of instruments. After recording, it can help the user clean up and balance the recordings. The Continue Reading…

For The Good Trees

“So they will be called oaks of righteousness…” Isaiah 61.3 I am struck by how often trees are used to teach us simple, profound truths. Recently Andrew Murray blessed me with another tree-truth from “The Master’s Indwelling” by suggesting that every oak tree, from the young sapling to the ancient and mighty, is standing in Continue Reading…

How to Meet the Crashing Waves

Dad and I got up way before sunrise, and we had one thing our brain: Fishing. Despite our normal poor luck with catching fish, our problem that day would not be the fish. As I recall, the weather forecast called for clear skies, but on that steamy summer day in southern Alabama, our problem would Continue Reading…