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nO StRAighT LiNEs

Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.  Proverbs 14:4 Of course ‘straight lines’ are very important in the right context and settings. Yet, for years, there appears to have been an obsession with order, structure, compartmentalizing, etc. As Proverbs 14:4 suggests that everything can be nice, clean[…]

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Beautiful Humanity

For some reason just the sight of the word ‘humanity’ had a negative vibe for me. It was not till recently when I began thinking it through in a Biblical way that it all changed. First off, I take complete responsibility for believing what I did and even preaching the wrong gospel … that’s painful and[…]

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What Is Your Vision Of Need?

Nehemiah got a look at a city that was vulnerable and in disrepair and he got passionate about doing something.  He approached a King and stood up against the naysayers for the sake of the cause. The one thing that we seem to have abundance of in this world is the quantity of needs, and if we[…]

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Your Customized Formula

The world in which we live is full of the ‘how to do it’, ‘follow my system’ or ‘the proven formula to success’. How is it working for you? I have to be honest….it is not easy for me!  When Jesus was on the earth and entered His ministry years preaching and teaching, he certainly[…]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

When I was in Elementary school there was a genre of books called “Choose Your Own Adventure.” These stories were written in second person and the reader would take on the role of the protagonist. For example, the reader would become a warrior and after a few pages would have a few options by jumping[…]

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Taking You Beyond

et’s keep it real…..we all get stuck sometimes and this may occur in the different stages of our life. Writers may call it ‘writers block’. In sports it can be considered ‘a slump’. In business there can be a ‘slowdown.’ The illustrations are endless.  If you are rocking it and hitting every ball out of the[…]

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He Just Showed Up

“He just showed up…..how did he know? This guy was kind of a ‘Baptist’ wasn’t he…..?” Questions rumbling through my mind in a flash.  I was downtown Belize City on a mission for the Martinez children (a family of 5 we were hoping to adopt), who had no names or identity….well at least in this country. I[…]

ResilientLife

A Key For Success

I recently attended a workshop with some addictions counsellors on the topic of resilience. Now the word isn’t new to me, yet, each time I reflect on what it means, it continues to have significant purpose. Obviously, for the addicted it means to have a resistance to relapse.  For the ones struggling through cancer it’s the[…]

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Love Languages

Years ago an author by the name of Gary Chapman wrote a book titled“The Five Love Languages”. The idea was that each person has a preferred way they experience and express love. The Five Love Languages are: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time and Physical Touch.  I was sitting in a local conference recently where I learned[…]