Blessed are the Flexible

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall bend but not be broken.” Jesus never added this beatitude to His list in the Sermon on the Mount, but His life sure modeled the concept. I came across this definition for flexibility. It refers to the ability of a non-rigid approach to life, a plasticity which permits […]

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August 14, 2009
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KISS

Keep it Simple Silly  From the AA devotional book, 24 Hours a Day, for December 31.  “I shall be loyal in my attendance, generous in my giving, kind in my criticism, creative in my suggestions, loving in my attitudes. I shall give AA my interest, my enthusiasm, my devotion and most of all, myself.” Not […]

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August 7, 2009
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Slow Down

Successful people are never in a hurry! How well you prepare determines how well you perform. A concert violinist will practice hundreds of hours before a performance. When he’s not on tour, Tiger Woods spends three to four hours a day, five days a week in his fitness center doing cardio and weight training. A […]

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July 31, 2009
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It’s Just an Opinion

-We think we know people. -People think they know us. -But no one really knows you except the Lord. It’s human nature to be self-absorbed which in turn preoccupies people with themselves. This is why it makes sense that you know more about yourself then those you interact with on a regular basis.  “…But, as […]

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July 24, 2009
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Going Up?

The iconic Sears Tower in Chicago was renamed this week. The 1,450-foot, 110-story skyscraper (the tallest building in the U.S.) is now called the Willis Tower. If your life were compared to a skyscraper, how many floors would remain unfinished? God is the tenant-we are the renter. He has made us a steward over our […]

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July 17, 2009
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Persistence

The key to overcoming is persistence. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” Or as someone once said, “No” simply means to “ask again.” Those who reach the top of their profession did so by “turning the other cheek” or “going the extra mile” and not allowing the opinions of […]

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June 26, 2009
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What’s the Plan?

Winner’s Plan. Losers Blame The start of a great quest begins with a plan. God had a plan for redemption before the earth was created (Ephesians 1:4; Revelation 13:8). A plan is a detailed list of assembled actions required for the successful accomplishment of the intended goal. A wise prophet long ago said, “…write the […]

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June 19, 2009
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Take a Break

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Rest is not laziness it is holiness. God rested on the seventh day. Of course the Lord’s rest isn’t the same as our rest – God never gets tired but He knows we do so that is why He instituted the Sabbath. Those who embrace this practice we’ll last […]

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June 12, 2009
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Hot Pursuit

Your passion will be your pursuit. Jesus is proof of this principle. The Lord sought after people. He came to “seek and save the lost.” Jesus didn’t set up a throne expecting worshipers to come to Him, even though He is deserving of such worship. Jesus had a marketplace ministry. He went to homes, traveled […]

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June 5, 2009
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Friends

I read a story recently about a lawyer who had a friend with a drinking problem. The lawyer, a strong Christian, never deserted his friend. At times, calls from his struggling friend would come at all hours of the working day and sleeping night. Each call had a familiar exchange: “Who you for?” A slurring […]

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May 29, 2009
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