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Overboard Blog

Living the extraordinary life of faith!

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Scoffing at a million dollars

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My son AJ and I were talking about the million dollar give-a-way at McDonalds and he was a little incensed that McD's would give away one million dollars without paying the taxes for the winner. After all, a multi-billion dollar organization could probably afford to pay the taxes, too, right? His perspective made me look inward about how I view gifts given to me. Would you scoff at a million dollars?

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Happy Titanic-a-versary

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April 15th is a date most Americans don't like—it's the day income taxes for the previous year are filed. But April 15th has a history of bad memories, as it's the day Lincoln died and in 1912, it was the day the Titanic sank. There's a lot of debate about how the Titanic sank as fast as she did, but discoveries in the past 20 years have given us a clearer picture of her demise and there a few lessons to be learned from the disaster that gripped nations around the world.

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How to be first to the South Pole (part 2)

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Back when the South Pole was one of the last explored places on earth, two mean, representing two countries and two very distinct styles of exploration, raced for historical immortality as each sought to plant his country's flag first, at the true South Pole. There's a lot to learn from how these men  pursued their goal. (Part 2 of 2)

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How to be first to the South Pole

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Back when the South Pole was one of the last explored places on earth, two mean, representing two countries and two very distinct styles of exploration, raced for historical immortality as each sought to plant his country's flag first, at the true South Pole. There's a lot to learn from how these men  pursued their goal. (Part 1 of 2)

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Easter reflections: consoling a terminal patient

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All of us have known people—or maybe you've been that person—who received the terrible news that their life expectancy was going to be shortened significantly. Maybe it was because of cancer, a heart-condition or a freak accident, but whatever the reason, this person will start measuring their life in months, weeks or days. Here are two perspectives about the end of life, and each one makes a world of difference even in the face of death!

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Taxes and the Electric Cheetah

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Life can truly feel out-of-control at times. Ever had an unexpected tax bill or doctor's fee come your way? Ever get one of those calls that you wish hadn't come? While we can't always control the things life throw at us, we have a lot of influence over how we respond

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Why are Baptists against pre-marital sex?

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I'm very proud  and thankful for my Baptist heritage and conservative upbringing. God has used that foundation in my life, time and time again. Thanks to my appreciation for that upbringing, I can also enjoy a few good jokes at the expense of my Baptist friends!

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What kind of friend are you?

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Over the past 14 months, our family has been on a crazy journey that would have been impossible without so many great friends who helped out along the way. As I've reflected on those friendships, I've come up with seven types of people who have been an extraordinary blessing to us along the way...so what kind of friend, are you?

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Heroin and public opinion

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Did you know there was a time that heroin was, not only legal, but considered a cure-all for almost any medical ailment? Seems crazy by what we know about heroin today, but it also serves as a reminder that public opinion can be a little misleading.

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