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Manhood: A Father’s Impact

April 23, 2018 0 Comments
Manhood: A Father’s Impact

Almost 24% of kids in the U.S. grow up without a father and many more have grown up with an unhealthy father child relationship. A few days ago I started the Wild Life devotional / Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app (available for Apple and Android or Bible.com on the computer). The plan covers the […]

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Philippians 4:13 – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

April 9, 2018 0 Comments
Philippians 4:13 – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 This has become one of the most misquoted Bible verses. It often finds its way into a sermon that is more of a motivational speech. Also, it is often used by those who are starting their own business or other […]

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Effective – My One Word for 2018

January 8, 2018 0 Comments
Effective – My One Word for 2018

I am not sure who started the one word craze but in 2015 my word was “Generous.” In 2016 it was “Focus.” I did not have one for 2017. I am not one to randomly pick a word the word has to come to me. Our associate Pastor was preaching on New Year’s Eve and […]

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Hello 2018 – Deserve Victory!

January 1, 2018 0 Comments
Hello 2018 – Deserve Victory!

Happy New Year! About the only true absolute in this world is time always marches on. I am thankful to welcome in another year. Don’t worry I am not going to tell you how important it is to set yearly goals or give you the magic plan that will assure all your resolutions come true. […]

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Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat?

August 14, 2017 0 Comments
Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat?

Curiosity is not allergic to failure. Curiosity drives you to the haunted house because the thrills lie in what we don’t expect, not in what’s safe. – Seth Godin Are you curious? When is the last time you explored something new? When is the last time you read a book about a topic you have […]

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Live your life Proactive And Intentional

March 13, 2017 2 Comments
Live your life Proactive And Intentional

Proactive and Intentional are two of my favorite words. I often wonder why they are my favorite since I am prone to be anything but proactive and intentional. Proactive, to act or intervene on the front end.   Intentional, done with purpose or reason. I often talk about how fleeting life is. It moves forward […]

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My Great Reads from 2016

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
My Great Reads from 2016

At the start of 2016 I had a great plan to read more books than I have before in one year. It is true leaders are readers. However, being a bi-vocational pastor it is tough to find long blocks of time read and I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at […]

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2017 – Your Blank Page

January 2, 2017 2 Comments
2017 – Your Blank Page

 “Life is like a blank sheet of paper. You never know what it can be until you put something on it. So Dream It! Do it!… What are you waiting for?” – Marty Sklar Well another year has come and gone. How was 2016 for you? For me? It was pretty good year. Nothing overly […]

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Are you Expecting Average?

November 7, 2016 2 Comments
Are you Expecting Average?

“Average people become that way because they change their expectations. They expect to be average, and sadly they are okay with being average. Average is pretty safe….” – Andy Traub I am not sure when it happens. We most often start life seeing every new day as a grand adventure. Around every corner lies something […]

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The Early to Rise Experience – A Book Review

November 2, 2016 1 Comment
The Early to Rise Experience – A Book Review

I have never been a morning person. I have never even been close to being a morning person.  I could sleep ten hours and still getting up would be a pain. However, I need to get up early. I need the discipline and I need the quiet early hours to study God’s Word, to pray […]

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