Higher Octane – Good Recalls

The Mini takes 5W-30 oil.  But, because I’ve owned several other cars that needed other oil weights, sometimes I forget which weight to purchase.  Fortunately, Mini has printed the Paceman’s required oil weight on a sticker — right under the hood.  A big black sticker with yellow print — extremely hard to miss.  I feelContinue reading “Higher Octane – Good Recalls”

Higher Octane – Are Coupons Happy to Be Redeemed?

My father-in-law didn’t talk to me much, unless it was one of his two favorite topics, Martin Luther, or Martin Luther King.  I never heard him talk about his work unless we went to the grocery store.  He was in advertising sales – pre-internet – during the heyday of mailed coupons.  His company, Advo, wasContinue reading “Higher Octane – Are Coupons Happy to Be Redeemed?”

Higher Octane – My Crowns in This Life

Grandparenting is one of the most fun and most rewarding parts of my current life.  Maybe I’ve always been oriented to the little ones.  Or is it that I’m not that interested in adult stuff?  Rather, I’d like to think that I take Jesus seriously when He said, “Let the little children come unto me.” Continue reading “Higher Octane – My Crowns in This Life”

Higher Octane – Let’s Make a Deal

We focus on thanksgiving & gratitude for a few weeks, and then we are pointed to celebrating the birth of the One who has given us the best deal ever: deliverance. I wrote about the connection between Abraham trying to make a deal with God and the deal God provided for us in this HigherContinue reading “Higher Octane – Let’s Make a Deal”

Higher Octane – How Much More

One of my goals at work is to make issues or instructions obvious to others.  I am learning a new program that allows me to produce better, more interactive graphs to make some of the data we have speak to us.  When the numbers are made visual, real problems or real winners stand out.  WhenContinue reading “Higher Octane – How Much More”

Higher Octane – Promise Keeper

This weekend, I took some much needed rest at the beach. Here’s a devotional I wrote during our church’s study of Galatians 3. Keep shiftin’. I traveled to DC years ago to the big Promise Keepers event, Stand in the Gap. Promise Keepers and Coach Mac made an impression on me. I saw men willingContinue reading “Higher Octane – Promise Keeper”