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Disciplined Reflection

December 27, 2012 by

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For many of us, December is a natural time to pause and reflect on our lives; the school year is one-half complete, many of our leaders have gone home for Christmas break, and we have fewer meetings scheduled.   If you have not yet taken time away, consider the findings of counselor and executive coach Richard […]

This “Thing”

December 18, 2012 by

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One of the things I love about the Bible is the realness of the characters in these real life stories.  Consider the shepherds.  Bored, sleepy, wishing they had gone to Pharisee school, and then, all of a sudden, in the middle of the night, all Heaven breaks loose!  The angels appear and Luke tells us […]

The Unexpected Voice of God

December 11, 2012 by

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The season of Advent has begun.  For centuries, the church has selected readings for worship that are intended to lead us to Bethlehem, to the stable, to Jesus – the Word made flesh.  Last Sunday’s New Testament reading comes from Luke 3: 1-6: In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate […]

Reading to Lead 12/5/12

December 5, 2012 by

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Here are several articles to help you think and act differently as you follow Christ and lead others: Sermon Preparation— I think Ray Ortlund gets to the heart of what what Jim Rayburn meant when he said “Its a sin to bore a kid with the Gospel.” Being timely, specific, and sincere— My friend Michael Holland gives some great […]