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Getting Good at Gratitude

Thanksgiving will be here soon and I’m looking forward to…

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Different Perspectives

What we see sometimes depends on the lens through which we…

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Challenging sexual double standards: Judah vs. Joseph

Judah’s voluntary sexual misbehavior contrasts starkly with…

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Encouragement

Do you need encouragement? My friend Pastor Jerry Beebe…

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Confessions of an Overpacker

I was never a Boy Scout (or even a Girl Scout) but “be…

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Why I Love Other People’s Prayers

Sure… prayer is, for the most part, a personal thing.…

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Believe Whatever you Want, but—what if it’s Wrong?

I might sound like a grumpy sourpuss in this post, but…

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Too Soon to Quit

Two years ago I sat on the edge of a hospital bed and talked…

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The Power of “As If”

There is a school of behavior therapy that encourages a…

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Noise Cancellation

A couple of years ago, my son Levi and I embarked on a…

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

While in college, I lived in an older home with a bunch of…

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Margin

I know of a lead pastor who was given a summer sabbatical.…

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If You Can’t Follow, You Shouldn’t Lead

Dr. Russell Jeung, author of At Home in Exile and leading…

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Habits

The townspeople were in total despair. A fire, which started…

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Got Growth?

This might be a tough statement for some of us to hear:…

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Free Lunch

“For through the law I died to the law so that I might…

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Flowers or Seeds?

Would you rather have a bouquet of flowers or a packet of…

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Decisive Moments

In 1983, Coca-Cola was losing the market-share battle with…

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Derailed

There’s a special word for those tightrope walkers who…

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Deal With How You Feel

What makes some people flourish more in work and life than…

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A Paintbrush for Your Mind

Circumstance is a word that speaks of that which is…

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A Compelling Call

In some small towns back in the day, the volunteer fire…

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A Bias for Obedience

Read ‘After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven…

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Five Second Rule

Most people have heard of the “five second rule”—that if…

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More Than Functional Feet

Read Romans 10:1-21 ‘For, “Everyone who calls on…

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Who Do I Want to Be Today?

I once heard a friend describe his golf game this way, “I…

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What Will You Harvest?

I was surprised to discover the Red Delicious apple began…

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The Happiest Time of Your Day

A study of Twitter users found an interesting pattern:…

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Recovery from the Rough

One of my grandsons and I watched the final round of golf’s…

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Do the Math

Mark Twain, while boarding a train, asked a baggage handler…

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Clutter, Confusion and Chaos

This past week, my wife reminded me my desk is a work space…

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Are We There Yet?

I don’t want to admit it but I may have yelled at my…

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The House I Build

You are more gifted than you might realize. People are often…

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Sincerely Yours

How many of you have signed a letter with “Sincerely”? In…

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Price Tags

Do you really get what you pay for? In his book, Influence,…

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How to Handle Your Thought Life

“It won’t affect my mind,” the teenager…

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Existing vs. Living

Survival is the key to our existence. I once asked a friend…

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Finding Real Peace

Okay, fine then. Everyone wants peace. What did John Lennon…

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Fall Leaves

The fading sun dropped quietly behind the low band of clouds…

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We Are What We See – Entertainment

Inconsequential sex. Gratuitous violence. Disrespect. All…

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Who You Are to God

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the…

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Procrastination and Other Habits (Good and Bad)

We’ve all been there . . . “I’ll do it…

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Making the Most of Your Minute

Yesterday we had a snow day at work. A rarity in Georgia.…

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Disorderly Minds

“I’m so tired of not being able to think…

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Anointed Imagination

“An imaginative and creative mind is a great and…

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When the Game Is Over

Everyone wants to succeed in life. When we work hard and our…

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Why Am I Always Out of Sync?

“Oh no! I can’t believe I did that!” Jacob…

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When God Does His Laundry

“Honey, we woke up before the alarm clock went off!”…

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What’s in Your Mind?

A translation of “Fred’s Epistle to the…

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What About Your House?

“What a magnificent house!” the visitor…