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Vision for the Future

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Proverbs 28:19 (NLT)  ‘When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.’ Another word for divine guidance is vision. The King James Version says, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, he is happy.’ For …

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Stewarding Our Time

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Over the last few months, I’ve been periodically sharing on stewardship. As you can tell by now, being a faithful steward over all God has given us is very important. Especially, when I consider that he owns it all and has given me everything I have to manage for him. …

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Living Beyond Blessed

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We’ve all experienced financial stress at least once. Some of us experience it every single day, like an unwanted guest at the dinner table or a cockroach (or three) skittering when we turn a light on. Many of us live paycheck to paycheck and find there’s more month than money …

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The Meaning of Christmas

This year, the meaning of Christmas is stirring in me at deeper levels. I’m seeing the season in a new perspective as I listen to our Pastor Robert Morris give new insights and I study books such as Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado. I’ve long been jaded by the …

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Why? Why? Why?

Today, I am honored to have James Watkins as a guest on my blog. Jim is an awesome writer who has influenced and encouraged me over the course of my career. Please welcome Jim as we help launch his latest book. If you have children, nieces and nephews, or younger siblings, …

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Do Unto Others…

Most of us have heard of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do onto you. It’s even in the Bible. How cool is that. And of course, there’s the flip side, the negative view: do onto others before they do onto you. But that’s a …

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Leaving a Legacy

Have you ever wondered about what kind of legacy you’re leaving? I mean more than an estate or an inheritance we bequeath to our children or our church. I’m thinking more along the lines of how will people remember us. Maybe a better phrasing is how do we want to …

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Thank you

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your loyalty and patience. Many of you may have noticed there was no blog last week and this week’s is very late. The last month has presented some very powerful health challenges, like my heart stopping three times in …

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Is Your To-Do List an Idol?

If you’ve been around me very long—say more than ten minutes—you know I have this tendency to be somewhat organized. More accurately, I tend to be super-organized. At times, it seems like I’ve added an eleventh commandment: Thou shalt be organized. I’ve written blogs and taught classes on managing our …

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Testing Our Character

Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character. Psalm 105:19 (NLT) In the Old Testament, God tested Joseph. A lot. Mistreated by his brothers. Sold into slavery. Falsely accused of rape. Thrown into prison. Forgotten by those he helped. Did you ever wonder why Joseph had …

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