Enough Negativity

We live in such a critical, negative world. The culture, the social environment, the media are all swimming in the ocean of negativity. To be honest, I simply can’t watch much news anymore or spend much time on social media. The overwhelming amount of information seems to be a...
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Time To Go Home

I believe all people have a spiritual component to their lives. Research demonstrates that most people believe this as well. This conviction doesn’t always translate in to church attendance though. There is a growing number of people in our culture today who classify themselves...
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You Can’t Do That

I will never fully understand why some people have to be so negative. You’ve met the type. You share some idea, some vision, some aspiration you have and the first thing they do is pour water all over your emerging fire. Instead of pointing out how this idea could become a...
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Misunderstood

Something that I have discovered over the years is this; if you follow Jesus fully you will be misunderstood. It is a simple fact. When we recklessly abandon ourselves to follow Jesus, many people will misunderstand us. Our actions, our motives, our values, our perspectives are...
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We Don’t Always Understand

Every Friday, Lisa and I have the privilege of watching our four grandchildren. We were blessed with these four little wonders all within a two and a half year window. That’s right, we watch four grandkids under three years old at the same time. Our two older grandchildren are...
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Don’t Drift

As much as I love the summer months there is something problematic that takes place every year. What could be negative about summer after all the cold, gray rainy days we have had? Every summer, people get lost. I do not mean physically lost. What I see is people getting...
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Movement Creates Friction

  Leadership guru John Maxwell says; “Movement creates friction.” As much as we like progress, momentum and forward movement, it does have a tendency to create friction. It is the price of progress. Doing nothing, being stationary as an organization may not create friction...
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The Power of Collective Ordinary

Our culture is obsessed with the individual. Individual rights, individual feelings, individual accomplishments and let’s not forget an individual’s looks. We love individual celebrities and superstars. We elevate and value the apparent “self-made” man or woman. The culture of...
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