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woman hiking in the woods, hands raised in victory. Turn Up the Flame on Lukewarm Passions or Deflated Dreams

Turn Up the Flame on Lukewarm Passions or Deflated Dreams

You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer to the finish line. Today you’ll flex your creative and productive muscles. Confidence overflows and you can’t wait to get started because you know that by tonight the world will be changed because you’re in it. When’s the last time

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Christmas to Calvary — A Circle of Joy and Sorrow, Peace and Purpose

The year 2020 transformed what we expected into something else and no one knows for certain what the New Year will bring. Yet Christmas never changes because the events of Christmas and Calvary, while historically past, form a circle of promise both made and kept. The circle of joy to sorrow to joy is the journey from Crib to Cross and back again.  Christmas to Calvary Salvation comes when you receive the gift and claim it as your own. Yet this precious pearl isn’t something to reserve for special days,

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How To Set Goals That Predict Success

Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is a case-study in setting goals and achieving them. I don’t know how I learned the formula, but I suspect the reason is connected to God’s plan. Most of my jobs in corporate America fell into one of two categories: create

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Adam’s Genealogy—Evidence of the Garden of Eden and the Date of the Flood

Do you believe the Flood really happened? Was there really a Garden of Eden from which God evicted Adam and Eve? How long has mankind been around? Aren’t those questions for archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists? Not if you believe that God’s Word is true. Biblical genealogies offer precise information and an unexpected glimpse at personal relationships that shine brilliant spotlights on such questions. For example, do you know when the Flood happened? What Year Was the Flood? The Flood happened 1656 years after Adam was created. Anyone can figure that

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Getting Older? The Good News About Losing Power

My twenty-year old tobacco-colored gelding, Ace, stood quietly while I lumbered up onto a one-step stool carrying the stock saddle I intended to pitch onto his back. Eight out of ten times he steps backwards as soon as I get into launch position, but this day, he was a rock.  Which I especially appreciated as I tightened my core and hoisted the saddle skywards—but gravity won and it landed with a muffled thud in the dust. My beloved saddle, the last stock saddle I will ever own, lay on its

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Ministry and Money—Guilt About Getting Paid

Do you have a heart to serve and skills that people need or want, but harbor Christian guilt about accepting payment? At the end of this post, I offer two statements to consider and use for yourself. Once I lay a little foundation, maybe they’ll provide clarity that empowers you to leave guilt on the curb for pick up next Thursday. In a recent meeting, two Christian creatives wrestled with whether to charge for their products and services or just give them away. Both are talented, gifted servants of Christ

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woman hiking in the woods, hands raised in victory. Turn Up the Flame on Lukewarm Passions or Deflated Dreams

Turn Up the Flame on Lukewarm Passions or Deflated Dreams

You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer to the finish line. Today you’ll flex your creative and productive muscles. Confidence overflows and you can’t wait to get started because you know that by tonight the world will be changed because you’re in it. When’s the last time

Read More »

Christmas to Calvary — A Circle of Joy and Sorrow, Peace and Purpose

The year 2020 transformed what we expected into something else and no one knows for certain what the New Year will bring. Yet Christmas never changes because the events of Christmas and Calvary, while historically past, form a circle of promise both made and kept. The circle of joy to sorrow to joy is the journey from Crib to Cross and back again.  Christmas to Calvary Salvation comes when you receive the gift and claim it as your own. Yet this precious pearl isn’t something to reserve for special days,

Read More »

How To Set Goals That Predict Success

Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is a case-study in setting goals and achieving them. I don’t know how I learned the formula, but I suspect the reason is connected to God’s plan. Most of my jobs in corporate America fell into one of two categories: create

Read More »

Adam’s Genealogy—Evidence of the Garden of Eden and the Date of the Flood

Do you believe the Flood really happened? Was there really a Garden of Eden from which God evicted Adam and Eve? How long has mankind been around? Aren’t those questions for archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists? Not if you believe that God’s Word is true. Biblical genealogies offer precise information and an unexpected glimpse at personal relationships that shine brilliant spotlights on such questions. For example, do you know when the Flood happened? What Year Was the Flood? The Flood happened 1656 years after Adam was created. Anyone can figure that

Read More »

Getting Older? The Good News About Losing Power

My twenty-year old tobacco-colored gelding, Ace, stood quietly while I lumbered up onto a one-step stool carrying the stock saddle I intended to pitch onto his back. Eight out of ten times he steps backwards as soon as I get into launch position, but this day, he was a rock.  Which I especially appreciated as I tightened my core and hoisted the saddle skywards—but gravity won and it landed with a muffled thud in the dust. My beloved saddle, the last stock saddle I will ever own, lay on its

Read More »

Ministry and Money—Guilt About Getting Paid

Do you have a heart to serve and skills that people need or want, but harbor Christian guilt about accepting payment? At the end of this post, I offer two statements to consider and use for yourself. Once I lay a little foundation, maybe they’ll provide clarity that empowers you to leave guilt on the curb for pick up next Thursday. In a recent meeting, two Christian creatives wrestled with whether to charge for their products and services or just give them away. Both are talented, gifted servants of Christ

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