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Who is your audience?

What type of preparations would you make if a world famous dignitary was coming to your home? At a minimum, you would thoroughly clean your home as you seek to make your best impression. In our service to God, do… Continue Reading →

What’s your most important meeting of the day?

As you review your calendar, you may have a number of meetings in a day – clients, customers, supervisors, and especially loved ones. We see an example of Jesus’ most important meeting of the day as he interacted with His… Continue Reading →

Do you have a long-range perspective?

This week I had the honor of being with an individual who decided to disengage from life-support – he was ready to go to his heavenly home. As I read Scripture and held his hand, he was peaceful, calm, and… Continue Reading →

What is your one thing?

What is your typical response when you face challenging circumstances? Admittedly it can become quite stressful. King David faced his share of challenging and even dangerous situations. He describes one such situation in Psalm 27, When evildoers came upon me… Continue Reading →

New year’s resolutions you can keep!

Have you ever had a problem keeping new year’s resolutions? If not you’re in denial – all of us have made new year’s resolutions and have broken them. Here are the most popular resolutions people make: 1. Lose weight 2…. Continue Reading →

Overcoming Insignificance

People will sometimes stop in to see me feeling somewhat down because they are comparing themselves with others. The desire to compare ourselves with others usually stems from insecurity. There are two major problems with comparing ourselves with others. If… Continue Reading →

Where is your treasure?

If someone watched you for several days what would that person conclude about your life?  That which you most treasure reveals the condition of your heart.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said to His disciples, for where your… Continue Reading →

Born For This

Born For This by Chris Guillebeau addresses the question, “How can I find the work I was born to do?”  The model he presents is similar to Jim Collins “Hedgehog Concept” in finding the intersection of joy, money, and flow: He… Continue Reading →

How Will You Choose?

We face a multitude of choices every day – at times in can be intimidating.  For example, if you’re shopping for a product and you don’t know where it’s located it can seem overwhelming.  My daughter asked me to pick… Continue Reading →

The More of Less

The More of Less:  Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker describes not only what minimalism is, but also why you should practice minimalism.  He defines minimalism as “the intentional promotion of the things we… Continue Reading →

So Send I You

What does it mean to be sent?  It usually connotes the participation in a mission that we’ve been assigned.  When you’re on a mission you’re laser focused and you have a single-minded purpose.  Jesus prayed that His disciples would continue… Continue Reading →

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Have you ever dreamed of doing twice the work in half the time?  Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland seeks to address that question.  The origin of Scrum comes from Rugby… Continue Reading →

24/6 – Are you keeping a Sabbath?

The ten commandments have taken a bad rap as being a list of do’s and don’ts but they are actually for your benefit.  When you live according to God’s principles you can avoid significant problems.   A challenge I have been… Continue Reading →

Life Up Your Eyes

How often do you see the world from God’s perspective?  We can become so inundated with the minutia of life that we can miss what is significant from God’s perspective.   The disciples also had this problem at times.  Jesus… Continue Reading →

Joshua’s Advice

The book of Joshua chronicles Israel’s conquest of the promised land.  As the soldiers returned home from battle Joshua gave them a new assignment.  They were not to let down their guard but they were to realize their new adversary… Continue Reading →

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