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The Power of an Examined Life

“The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.” - John 10:10 One of the best year-end practices for cultivating spiritual growth is to pay attention to how you have grown in...

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Kintsugi

Kintsugi is a Japanese technique that involves mending broken pottery with exotic lacquer - usually a gold alloy. The cracks and imperfections are highlighted, while at the same time being repaired. When a bowl, teapot or precious vase falls and breaks into a thousand...

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Happy couples have a few secrets

Kylie and I have been married for over 18 years. When people hear that, they are often surprised to hear that. They are also often impressed by how happy we seem to be. I can tell you that we are very happy, however, it does take work to make marriage last and to keep...

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting Volunteers

Does your church depend on volunteers to accomplish the work of the ministry? (Hint - yes it does!) After being the Volunteer Scheduler for several years at our church I can certainly relate to the frustrations of filling the positions week after week. If you are...

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Where is your faith?

I recently opened up about my personal fear of doing evangelism in the Muslim markets in Paris. I’ve been doing some more thinking along those lines and would like us to consider more about the nature of fear and the nature of God.  I was talking with some of my MEI...

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