Commitment

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“If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.” — Numbers 30:2

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6 Reasons Not to Burn Your Bridges

Is there something you’re about to give up for good — or maybe disappear from or pause for awhile? Real stewardship today means you’re constantly rearranging schedules and assessing all the people, things, and commitments that devour your resources. There’s a seismic difference between scorched earth and retrenchment, between annihilation and scaling back. Maybe you never want to see old

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Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the first move. I’ve never been stuck on a sailboat without

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Achieve Your Dream Series – Skills Inventory Exercise

Dreams, goals, and missions come in a variety of sizes. Some goals are obviously bigger than others, but even the dream or vision you consider the penultimate, the biggest of the big, is only part of what God has in mind for you. Today’s exercise, part two of six in the Achieve Your Dream Series, is to prepare a Skills

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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

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Peacock butterfly red, purple, and yellow on delicate spring flowers. Importance of patience with horses and children.

Never Quit – The Fruit of Patience

It’s lovely when talent is obvious and the path to success rapid and predictable. Lovely, but rare. More of us are tempted to quit when plans don’t pan out rather than refill our patience tank. Before giving up, let me tell you about an equine quitter I encountered and how it worked out. The worst horse to train is the

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Unexpected Stewardship Challenges

Stewardship topped my chart a few years ago when I realized how much stuff we had that we didn’t use. Since then, I actively seek to rehome anything that can better serve elsewhere. If I don’t love something or need it, it’s on it’s way out the door. Five days ago I realized that I’m failing to be a good

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The Doer of Good

  There isn’t enough time to do all I want or read every wonderful word composed by great minds and hearts. I’m up to my second rib in a new manuscript, working to say more with fewer words. This inspirational short story by Oscar Wilde popped up in my research and blew me away. So, of course, I wanted to

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Commitment – The Death of Pinky Swear

Things were different when I was a kid. We didn’t pinky swear or make promises lightly. When someone made a promise to me, I believed they’d follow through, and they usually did. Anything less was unthinkable. “Your word is your bond.” “We did the deal on a handshake.” “Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.” The “Pinky

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