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Be the Real You

“Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.”  (Romans 12:3) It’s so refreshing to come across a person who is “comfortable in their skin.”  A person who is not trying to be less or more than they are. […]

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Tell Me the Truth

“Speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head– Christ.”  Ephesians 4:15 The landscape of corporate America is littered with senior leaders who have lost their way.  Somewhere along the journey, that man or woman who started strong lost their ethical or moral compass.  True north became […]

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Lead Yourself

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”  Proverbs 4:23 How true!  We must daily watch ourselves and guard our hearts to keep the springs of life flowing freely.  We can become so focused on helping and leading others that we neglect to lead ourselves.  Watch yourself, or you may lose […]

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Easy to Drift

As Christ followers, we are called to keep an eternal mindset, to set our minds on things above, not on earthly things (Colossians 3.2). We know our behaviors are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2), but our old nature is in constant battle with our new nature and we have a relentless […]

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Who is Praying for You?

Years ago my mentor asked, “Who is praying for you?” to which I replied, “I think several people.”  With pen and paper in hand, he said “Share their names with me.”  Seeing me struggle, he suggested I ask at least one person per day to commit to pray for me.  And the next time we […]

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Leaders Need a Leader

A leader, even one who excels in self-leadership, needs a leader.  A person who leads without making time to be led is a foolish and unprepared leader.  We are followers of Christ before we are leaders of men.  Jesus, the Son of God, made time to be led. Mark 1:35 – “Very early in the […]

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Consequences of Cover-Up

We have all done something we shouldn’t have done, and then tried to cover it up with a lie.  One of the more famous stories in the Bible is about such a time in King David’s life.  He committed adultery with Bathsheba and then murdered her husband to cover up his sin.  Covering up sin […]

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Gaining Control Over Our Thought Life

2 Cor 10:3-6 –  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,  for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.   We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we […]

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Consistency is Key

Saving or investing money is best done a little at a time over time.  Character and reputation are built one day at a time.  Training for a marathon is done by consistently and incrementally adding miles and building stamina.  To lose weight or build muscle, a person must have a plan and stick with it.  […]

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Imagining God’s Presence, The Essence of Life

Solomon concluded his search for the meaning of life with these words: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.   For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”   Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 What does it mean […]

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