A life of total generosity

Jan 5, 2017 by

What does it take to have a life of total generosity? Work. Lots and lots of work. Hard work. Endless work. A relentless pursuit to be and do all that God would have for you. It’s a journey that will take...

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Firm foundations for relational health

Nov 30, 2016 by

We have done a disservice to our children in terms of relational health. We have, in a myriad of ways, taught them not how to handle conflict or to reconcile relationships, but to avoid conflict and deny its...

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Understanding spiritual disciplines

Sep 16, 2016 by

One semester in seminary, I had to take a class on the spiritual disciplines. Over the course of the semester, I had to regularly engage in historical and traditional aspects of the Christian faith. There were...

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Heeding the call

Aug 19, 2016 by

As people, we have all been created with divine intent and purpose. We have, as image bearers of God, been given a mission and vision for who we are, who God wants us to be, and the impact we are to leave on...

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The heart of integrity

Jul 22, 2016 by

John Maxwell is famous for his saying, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” It’s the belief that however leadership goes, so goes the followers, the organization, the business, or the group. If...

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3 meditative questions to enhance your day

Jun 24, 2016 by

Our oldest daughter is finishing up her last week of school. First grade has been full of excitement, growth opportunities and new experiences. Over the course of the past year, I have seen her beautiful...

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Amping up our emotions

Feb 1, 2016 by

As a person who has always been surrounded by music, I’ve learned to appreciate many different genres. Truth be told, I can listen to most things, at least for a little while. Sure, I have my favorites, but...

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The beginning of the end

Apr 27, 2015 by

We have, rather erroneously, developed this notion that the Christian life is supposed to be safe and easy. We desire comfort and we think that our Christian faith is the vessel that we can use to accomplish a...

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The world doesn’t need the early church

Dec 8, 2014 by

If only we could return to the early church, then we’d have it made. This statement, in one form or another, is one that I hear fairly regularly. The sentiment is nice, but it’s just not a notion that I...

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Leaving fear behind

Sep 15, 2014 by

What is it about Sept. 11 that keeps us from forgetting just exactly what we were wearing and what we were doing when we heard the news? My wife and I discussed the question. In her infinite wisdom, she...

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The practice of missional living

Aug 18, 2014 by

As summer comes to a close, we begin to settle into what we often call our “normal” routine. Vacations are over, school is starting, the temperatures will soon begin to drop, and the busyness of...

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Guests, not visitors

Jun 16, 2014 by

In a podcast from Michael Hyatt, he talked about some of the changes he made while CEO of Thomas Nelson, including improvements to the front lobby and initial visitor experience when they came to the...

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