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A Healthy, Serving Heart

What we write on our hearts determines who we are, what we say and do, and how we affect others. If your tablet is messy, ask God to wipe it clean. Then read the Bible’s instructions and promises, and take them in. To write them on your heart, you spend time thinking about them. Then when life happens you have …

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Defining the Call

Jesus told some people to follow him. He told others to go home. Each of us has a specific calling. I tried so many things when I was searching for direction from God. I pursued being a pastor, a missionary, a counselor and even a worship leader. I went full force into each of these. I pastored a home church. …

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A leader’s responsibility isn’t to make all the right decisions. It’s to surround himself with—and listen to—the right people so the best decisions are made. Andy Stanley

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Perseverance is the ability to crash through quitting points. That’s when everything in you wants to quit, and you keep going. Bill Hybels

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When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Who Is the Greatest?

Strife is one of Satan’s most effective tools used to take us down and destroy what is good. Strife comes in the middle of our closest relationships. Organizations crumble, marriages fail, violence erupts, and nations war against each other. It all starts with strife. Jesus’ disciples weren’t immune to this deadly disease. Who is the greatest? They wanted to know. …

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Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill

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Grace That Grows

Mary received God’s blessing long before she experienced childbirth. She didn’t see her virginity as a roadblock to what God promised. She believed what was impossible and willingly risked her reputation. She found grace to handle the pressures by others because she surrendered her heart and mind to God. Grace is available for our every day struggles but often we …

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How do you plan to get to the end of your mental chatter so you can be present in this moment? Phillip

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A person who doesn’t live up to his or her potential cheats himself and the world of a better life. Phillip

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God created each of us beautiful and unique. It’s amazing how hard people work at creating a manmade image for themselves. We only need to let God help us remove the outer shells so the inner beauty can show. Phillip

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Daily quiet time isn’t just spending time with God. It’s letting him spend time with me. It’s a surrender of myself to his guidance. Let him do most of the talking. Phillip

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Build a Custom Jesus Today

I wonder who was in that crowd? Who would be in the crowd today? Similar to today, many people—even those who sat in the front row—knew Jesus from a distance, if they knew him at all. Many people knew a Jesus their imagination invented, not the real Jesus. It feels good to invent the Jesus you want instead of learning …

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Yes, It’s a Real War!

How many times have you seen a spiritual battle coming and thought, This will be easy, I’ll be home for supper…? Then partway into the battle, you realize the enemy is fiercer and stronger than you. So you quit! You run, but the enemy chases you home, taking whatever he wants: your money, a piece of your soul, your energy, …

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Anything of value takes time to build. If you deny this, you will spend way more time cleaning up what you thought would be fast or “quick.” Dr Henry Cloud

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Pick someone today with this mission: make that person feel very loved. Watch what happens….to them, and inside you. Dr Henry Cloud

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Jesus Blesses the Children

Like the disciples, sometimes we grownups feel bothered by little children. They’re cranky, messy, hungry, noisy, and poopy. Maybe life would just be easier if everyone acted like adults. But Jesus blessed the little children and said if we want to enter the Kingdom of God, we need to become one of them. When did we decide that being a …

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People do what they do because they think what they think. When they change their thinking, they will change their doing. Phillip

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It’s in the Roots

Just as the roots of a tree are not visible above the surface, the roots in our lives are not visible. When a rooted tree gets hit with rain, wind, and ice, it stands tall and strong. Likewise, rooted people with a strong foundation can withstand the big storms of life. How rooted are you? When life hits you hard, …

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The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves. J. Carla Northcutt

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If the eyes are the light to the soul, then looking into each other’s eyes can transfer amazing power between people. Phillip

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Please Go-Today

Jesus sent his disciples ahead to the places he planned to visit. Today he sends us. When we represent Jesus to someone, we plant a seed. Sometimes the seed takes root and sometimes it doesn’t. If it does, perhaps that person will soon encounter him. Jesus said to pray for more workers. I’ve met many people who are naturally drawn …

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We’re all imitators. Why not imitate God? Since we become like the people we hang out with, why not hang out with God? Gina