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Many conversations could be more profitable if we simply learn how to listen. Listening is not a difficult art to master, but it does have to be intentionally developed. This takes training and discipline.   For starters, I feel that many times we need to keep our mouths shut.  Everyone wants to be heard. Remember, […]

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  Unity is one of the foundational ingredients in the life of a church or ministry. It forms in the environment of selfless love. It’s critical that everyone involved have the same values and belief system, even though each will have their own peculiar gift to add. Unity is not conformity as much as it is […]

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Since I was 12 there has been a cry in my heart to be a great leader. I told the Lord that I wanted to be a man that HE would write about. It wasn’t a prideful thing in my heart but it was my desire to live a life that so pleased Him that […]

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Here is an article by Adrian Warnock that really touched a chord in my heart. Anyway, I want to put it out to you. Maybe it I’ll say something to some of you as it did to me. Olen Griffing   “Sometimes we find ourselves going round and round in circles. Reading 1 Samuel 26 […]

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I know in just my short life in ministry I can look back and see so many times when I needed to be refreshed. There were always so many things to think about, figure out, and or worry about. For an example for many of you… Who is going to work in the nursery this […]

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  This question “bugged” me for years.  Don’t laugh at me when I tell you, but I wrestled with this for a few years…“Are the weekend services to be mostly believers’ meetings with guests being made to feel as welcome as possible or one where the focus is on not offending guests while still serving […]

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Leap of Faith?

His question to me was, should I quit my job that I am miserable in, and take a leap of faith or do I just hope for the best. The question is not a new one but perhaps coupled with the contrast of hope it seemed to have a different twist. It sounds really supernatural […]

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Five Responses to Personal Criticism

CONFESS Immediately confess the Word of God that He will harmonize all things so they will work together for our good.   FORGIVE Immediately upon hearing the report, choose to forgive the person who criticized.   BLESS First Peter chapter three verse nine says when we are reproached we are to bless that one because […]

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