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What are you called to do?

April 10th, 2009  Email Email  Print Print  

Matthew 5:13 (NIV) You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. How many times have we read this verse?  I have always interpreted this to mean Continue reading →

No shortcuts – you’ve got to work for it!

November 4th, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. From my devotional: “When questioned about his incredible success, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, offered these ten insights to anyone starting out.  They are worth considering.” Life isn’t fair – get used to it. The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem; it Continue reading →

Why go to church

September 25th, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Sometimes I talk to people who don’t think it is all that important to go to church.  My devotional had a funny comparison with washing hands. Ten Reasons Why I Never Wash I was forced to wash as a child. People who wash are all hypocrites; they think they are cleaner than everyone else. There Continue reading →

Forgiveness (1)

May 5th, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Mark 11:25 (TM)Forgive – only then will your Heavenly Father…wipe your slate clean. If you’ve ever been rejected, offended, or any of a myriad of other offenses, it may be that forgiveness is difficult to give.  I experience that from time to time depending on how the other person responds to me.  However, that really Continue reading →

Shukhov’s standard

May 5th, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Maintaining a strong work ethic Proverbs 2:9 (NIV)Then you will understand what is right and just and fair. If you were to ask the people I’ve ever worked for or with, I doubt you’d ever hear them say I wasn’t willing to work hard or that my standards were low.  I’ve always wanted to Continue reading →

Read Your Bible

March 18th, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Why don’t we read God’s Word more? 2 Timothy 3:14-15 (NKJV) Continue in…the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise. I’ve asked this question of myself many times:  Why don’t I read God’s Word more?  I can usually come up with lots of reasons.  Consider these (from the devotional writer): We don’t Continue reading →

Faith and careful planning

March 8th, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Proverbs 16:9 (TLB) We should make plans – counting on God to direct us. I love the optimism of youth.  I remember being young and thinking that I could accomplish anything; I still have those thoughts and feelings from time to time – and I remember those times of faith, of thinking that I just Continue reading →

Stay in step with God!

January 22nd, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  We can’t compartmentalize our faith Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)For we are…created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Our culture seems to think that leaders must not lean on their spirituality – their relationship with God – to help them make decisions.  I wonder how much Continue reading →

Facing the New Year with courage! (3)

January 22nd, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Becoming a courageous leader Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)Be strong and courageous. Dr. John Maxwell writes: When I began my career I was very ineffective as a leader.  My problem was that I wanted to please everybody.  Making people happy was the most important thing to me.  I lacked the courage to make right but unpopular Continue reading →

Spiritual intimacy

January 22nd, 2008  Email Email  Print Print  

Philippians 3:10 [AMP] That I may…become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him. The full text of this verse in the Amplified Bible is: [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Continue reading →

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