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Rapture Ready—Knowing God His Way

Does your spouse (child, friend) really know you? Does he or she know what makes your heart sing, choose gifts that affirm your quirky personality, and scrupulously avoid doing the one thing that irritates your last nerve? Knowing about someone may not be enough to support a lasting relationship. When

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Fight Back Against False Teachers — Forgeries and Fakes

“It’s fake.” Whether the forgery is artwork or false teaching, the loss is costly and real. Have you heard an Antiques Roadshow appraiser deliver this devastating news to someone who believes he or she owns a veritable treasure? “It’s fake.” Discovering that a priceless possession is really a worthless counterfeit

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Decision Regret—5 Tips For Making Better Choices

Imagine how much different your life might be if you could go back in time and get a do-over on a few old decisions. The way you manage decisions, past, present, and future, is a matter of stewardship. Regret is a terrible use of energy, but you can leverage past

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Transformational Leadership—4 Tips To Up Your Game

Transformational leadership is about change. Good leaders focus on getting the job done—doing what’s necessary to complete the tasks at hand. Great leaders focus on the people involved, seeing each task as both an objective and opportunity. Transformational leadership achieves goals while elevating everyone involved. People are inspired and motivated,

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Burnout, Stress, and Overwhelm —It’s Not Just You, Pastor

Do frustration, irritation, anxiety, and constant fatigue feel like they’ve become part of your DNA? Has the clear call of the Holy Spirit faded until you sometimes wonder if it was real? Churches are dying, and leaders are experiencing debilitating stress as more folks define “a good life” in ways

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Servant Leadership Excellence – 7 Required Traits

Even if you weren’t the kid who led the neighborhood when you were ten-years-old, you can become a more influential leader. I was an effective leader when I transitioned from business consulting and motivational speaking to the horse industry. During those years my skills as both a servant leader and

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Christmas and A Powerless Pandemic

God does not call you to celebrate Christmas. God calls you to love His Son. As mature trees exchanged their lush green mantles of summer for autumn masterpieces of red, purple, and gold, the tenor of the world changed once again. After two years of pandemic stress, the irritants and

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5 Tips for Conflict Resolution In Your Relationships

No matter how much you like another person, at some point, conflict is likely to happen. While most conflicts are trivial (like trying to decide where to go for lunch), when left untended, any conflict can fester and grow. That’s why it’s important to resolve relationship conflicts before they have

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5 Disciplines of Personal Revival

Personal revival isn’t once and done, but a continuing commitment to compare progress, habits, and priorities with what you’ve accomplished in the past and the way God’s word tells you to run your race. I love my life, my husband, my work, and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But

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Critical Thinking Pitfalls

How do you make wise decisions about Covid-19, conflicting messages from the pulpit, or dealing with conflict in a way that glorifies God? These days, separating light from dark, truth from falsehood, and right from wrong requires gathering and evaluating data, then moving through each issue in an orderly way.

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Christian Dis-Unity and the Exclusivity of Jesus Christ

Ecumenism is the effort to unify the thousands of brands of “Christianity” into one orderly body. It sounds noble, and while unity is a powerful biblical principle, somehow it’s failing in practice. Maybe the problem is the exclusivity of Jesus Christ and God’s unchangeable nature. 1 Corinthians chapter 1 offers

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Advance The Kingdom With A Bigger Message

The biggest idea in the world is the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it’s often shared as if it’s easy for anyone to understand. It is simple, but that isn’t necessarily the same thing as easy. Since the time you answered the Holy Spirit’s invitation, has your message gotten bigger

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