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Flash: Coffee Mate (Vol. 78 | 11-8-17)

I had coffee with a friend this week, and she asked me to pray for her…

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Flash: Fake News (Vol. 77 | 11-1-17)

Halloween 571 B.C. Ezekiel:  Trick or treat. Give me something good to eat…

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Flash: Highway To...Well? (Vol. 76 | 10-25-17)

Watching cars on a highway go in opposite directions makes me wonder. Does everyone know where they’re going?

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Flash: Have You Seen My Readers? (Vol. 75 | 10-18-17)

My eyesight is fading. The impact of reading glasses is amazing; blurry words suddenly become clear…

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Flash: Flying The Friendly Skies (Vol. 74 | 10-11-17)

Ever seen a bird of prey scoop up an unsuspecting rodent and snuff out its life? I’d rather be a bird of pray…

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Flash: Dog Gonnit! (Vol. 73 | 10-4-17)

Watching a trained dog fetch sticks at White Rock Lake makes me wonder why some dogs “get it” and obey their owners…

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Flash: A Tasty (re)Treat (Vol. 72 | 9-27-17)

I hosted a retreat this past weekend…

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Flash: Almost Par For The Course (Vol. 71 | 8-2-17)

I shot 72 at Lakewood last week…

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Flash: Hot, Hot, Hot (Vol. 70 | 7-26-17)

As the summer heat continues to punish, I’m trying to work more gratitude into my thoughts. And words…

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Flash: Driveway Now A "Hi" Way (Vol. 69 | 7-19-17)

Here’s a cool story from a reader related to last week’s Flash

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Flash: In Dependence Day (2017)

America once again celebrated its independence on July 4th…

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Flash: On The Road Again (Vol. 67 | 6-28-17)

I’m impressed by the enthusiasm my 15-year-olds display while learning how to drive…

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Flash: On Target (Vol. 66 | 6-21-17)

Why do I like reading the Bible so much?

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Flash: Didn't See That Coming (Vol. 65 | 6-14-17)

I fail to qualify for the Texas State Amateur, but my 20-year-old playing partner makes the field…

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Flash: Summer Math Quiz! (Vol. 64 | 6-7-17)

1. # of baptized at Pentecost + # of fish Simon Peter brought ashore in John 21 = A

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Flash: Bible On A Bike (Vol. 63 | 5-31-17)

Forgoing my daily Bible reading at home, I instead read while on the bike in the gym…

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Flash: Redeeming Quality (Vol. 62 | 5-24-17)

So I have the opportunity to meet Ben in the parking lot, but I choose to shoe gaze with a lame, “Hey, how are you?”

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Flash: A Tragic Loss...Again (Vol. 61 | 5-17-17)

What do you say to a friend who tragically loses his youngest son?

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Flash: A Big Gulp At 7-Eleven (Vol. 60 | 5-10-17)

James 4:17 says that if you know the right thing to do but don’t do it, it is sin…

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Flash: Beach Ball (Vol. 59 | 5-3-17)

I’m happy my identity is now in Christ and not in my golf score…

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Flash: Numbering Daze (Vol. 58 | 4-26-17)

Psalm 90:12 instructs us to number our days, so we can gain a heart of wisdom…

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Flash: The Egg Is Empty (Vol. 57 | 4-19-17)

You ever get disappointed by an empty plastic egg in an Easter hunt?

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Flash: Maintenance Minder (Vol. 56 | 4-12-17)

I am thankful for internal gauges that help us address issues requiring attention…

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Flash: The Bible Is... (Vol. 55 | 4-5-17)

Interactive Flash today…

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Flash: A Well-TIMed Message (Vol. 54 | 3-29-17)

I have a friend. Let’s call him Tim. (Because that’s his name.)

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Flash: A Touch Of Grey (Vol. 53 | 3-22-17)

Still amazed at how a cloudy vision made a passage so clear…

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Flash: Spring Break In The Action (Vol. 52 | 3-15-17)

So we’re staying at a resort in Scottsdale for spring break…

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Flash: An aWAKEning (Vol. 51 | 3-8-17)

As I watched a duck swim toward me on Friday, I was mesmerized by the wake it created on the water…

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Flash: The Long And Short Of It (Vol. 50 | 3-1-17)

This is the 50th edition of Flash…

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Flash: Buckle Up, James (Vol. 49 | 2-22-17)

Have you ever had James 4:17 ride shotgun with you in the car?

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Flash: This Movie Called Life (Vol. 48 | 2-15-17)

I like to hold doors open for others. It fits the mold of a servant we are called to be in Philippians 2:3-8

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Flash: Hello, My Name Is... (Vol. 47 | 2-8-17)

Last week I mentioned I’m now leaning into potential interactions rather than shying away from them…

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Flash: Prayersistence (Vol. 46 | 2-1-17)

Each morning the past two weeks I have been praying this as suggested in The Purpose Driven Life

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Flash: Sunday Funday (Vol. 45 | 1-25-17)

It is Sunday morning and I’m more jazzed about afternoon golf than going to church…

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Flash: Can You Spare A Dime? (Vol. 44 | 1-18-17)

Every time a beggar approaches with a story and inevitable punchline, my standard reply is…

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Flash: Hocus Focus (Vol. 43 | 1-11-17)

Why do I do the things I don’t want to do? (Romans 7:15)

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Flash: Shh... (Vol. 42 | 11-30-16)

As many of you know, I like to spend quiet time with God in nature…

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Flash: Knock, Knock (Vol. 41 | 11-16-16)

Have you ever heard a professional athlete say he got to where he is without hard work?

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Flash: Holey Bagels (Vol. 39 | 10-19-16)

I brought bagels to work yesterday, and it got me to thinking. We’re a bit like bagels, aren’t we?

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Flash: Out With The Old (Vol. 38 | 10-12-16)

Did you know The Daily Bible dedicates 287 days to the Old Testament in its one year reading plan?

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Flash: Songs in a Miner Key (Vol. 37 | 10-5-16)

I bet you’re wondering what I’d say if I didn’t restrain my use of words in this newsletter. Today’s your lucky day…

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Flash: A Su-Sa Week (Vol. 36 | 9-28-16)

Have Sunday down but not sure about the “through Saturday” part? Try this program for a week…

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Flash: A Su-Sa Christian (Vol. 35 | 9-21-16)

I used to be what they call a “Creaster” – one who only attends church on Christmas and Easter…

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Flash: A Retreat From My Ego (Vol. 34 | 9-14-16)

So I’m at breakfast at Sky Ranch Saturday morning, wondering what I’ll get out of this retreat, when I sit down next to a guy I don’t know and introduce myself…

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Flash: My Own Dog Bit Me (Vol. 33 | 8-31-16)

While trying to protect himself (and me) from another dog last week, our dog bit me…

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Flash: Stoned in Colorado (Vol. 31 | 8-3-16)

So we were in Colorado on vacation last week, and I was on one of my morning hikes firing off questions at God…

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Flash: Polarized Sunglasses (Vol. 30 | 7-30-16)

It became clear to me this week what a difference polarized sunglasses can make…

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Flash: Dallas Mourning News (Vol. 29 | 7-13-16)

Do you ever see Dallas police officers at a 7-Eleven or in a restaurant?

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Flash: In Dependence Day (Vol. 28 | 6-29-16)

America will once again celebrate its independence on July 4th…

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Flash: grat·i·two·ed (Vol. 27 | 6-22-16)

grat·i·two·ed  (grat-i-tood)
verb
expressed additional gratefulness to God…

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Flash: Father's Day (Vol. 26 | 6-15-16)

Father’s Day is a bittersweet holiday for me…

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Flash: Memorial Day (Vol. 24 | 6-1-16)

I tend to celebrate the ‘Me’ in Memorial Day…

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Flash: Proverbs 27:19 (Vol. 23 | 5-25-16)

I recently finished Proverbs in my Daily Bible reading plan, so this week I want us to meditate on Proverbs 27:19

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Flash: South Carolina Story (Vol. 22 | 5-18-16)

I had the pleasure of being a guest in a team golf tournament in South Carolina the last three days…

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Flash: No Gifts Please (Vol. 21 | 5-11-16)

Friday is my birthday, so here’s some 5:13 to celebrate 5/13…

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Flash: 7-on-7 Football Story (Vol. 20 | 5-4-16)

My son was invited to play in a 7-on-7 football tournament on Saturday…

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Flash: Fire Hydrants (Vol. 19 | 4-27-16)

Have you ever seen a fire hydrant cranked open with water gushing onto the street? I’ve always wondered why this is done…

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Flash: God Winks (Vol. 18 | 4-20-16)

My 10-year-old son is a sports nut and plays basketball year-round, so it wasn’t surprising when he asked to watch Hoosiers

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Flash: Jordan Spieth + Discipline (Vol. 17 | 4-13-16)

One bad swing cost Jordan Spieth another Masters title…

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Flash: The Masters Edition (Vol. 16 | 4-6-16)

Looking for someone to root for at this week’s Masters? There’s still room on my Webb Simpson bandwagon…

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Flash: Vol. 15 | 3-30-16

Mark Batterson writes in The Circle Maker that when we’re in prayer mode, we are better equipped to see and seize God-ordained opportunities…

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Flash: Vol. 14 | 3-23-16

Jesus gave his life for us. Think about that sacrifice…

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Flash: Vol. 13 | 3-16-16

It is estimated March Madness will cost businesses close to $2 billion in lost productivity…

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Flash: Vol. 12 | 3-9-16

What do you see in this picture? Some will see a young lady with her back turned…

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Flash: Vol. 11 | 3-2-16

Having written 10 of these newsletters, I have a new appreciation for preachers…

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Flash: Vol. 10 | 2-24-16

Today is my Mom’s birthday, and at some point I’ll call to tell her I love her. (Spoiler alert if you’re a subscriber, Mom!)

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Flash: Vol. 9 | 2-17-16

I’m on my fourth trip through the Good Book, and this year I’m on The Daily Bible reading plan…

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Flash: Vol. 8 | 2-10-16

We now enter the season of Lent, which is a 40 day period for us to focus our thoughts on Jesus…

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Flash: Vol. 7 | 2-3-16

Super Bowl week has me thinking. Why do people prioritize the NFL over worship on Sundays?

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Flash: Vol. 6 | 1-27-16

“Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder.” That lyric from Revelation Song sums up my feelings…

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Flash: Vol. 5 | 1-13-16

I am a new fan of Minnesota Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh…

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Flash: Vol. 4 | 1-6-16

Last week I encouraged you to read the Bible, but I didn’t provide you specific suggestions for how to go about it…

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Flash: Vol. 3 | 12-30-15

Read the Bible. Take a year or perhaps take two…

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Flash: Vol. 2 | 12-23-15

We’re back with Volume 2 of “Flash.”

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Flash: Vol. 1 | 12-16-15

Welcome to the first edition of “Flash.”

Drew Hamilton

Drew Hamilton

Founder, Flashlight Circles

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