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July 2016

Scheduling goodwill

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One of the key points in Grow Like Jesus is that we grow in “favor with man” by building relationships that move people closer to Christ. So our relationships should point others toward a relationship with Christ if they don’t know Him and a deeper relationship with Christ if they already know Him. There are many ways to do that, of course, but today I’d like to discuss just one: Schedule goodwill. I’m all for…

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4 Ways to Deal with Modern Goliaths

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Some stories never grow old. No matter how many times I read them, they always teach me something new. And even if I’m learning the same lesson for the second, third, or forth time, it still seems fresh. It seems the older I get, the more I need reminders about the lessons I’ve learned before. Take, for instance, 1 Samuel 17, the chapter in the older testament that tells the familiar story of David and…

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No time for a midlife crisis

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I’ve been putting off a midlife crisis for years, because I’m simply unwilling to define my “deathday.” What’s a deathday? It’s that number on the right side of the dash on your tombstone. One date is your birthday, then the dash, and then the deathday. I’m a math weakling, but even I know it’s hard to find the middle of something without know where it begins and where it ends. So how can I have a…

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Celebrating Dependence Day

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I love holidays largely because of the one thing they all have in common: A call to gratitude. Holidays remind of us of who we are, where we’ve come from, our shared struggles, and our common victories. And if we aren’t too caught up in the surrounding hype – the food or the presents or the festivities – we reflect on all those things with shared gratitude. We live in a great country, don’t we?…

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