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Relationship: Avenue to Joy

Relationship: Avenue to Joy

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form...

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Hospitality is a Gift

Hospitality is a Gift

One of the best parts of the leadership development program I work for is that we provide our Fellows (that’s what we call the...

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Why the Waning of Church Influence is a Good Thing

Why the Waning of Church Influence is a Good Thing

In the Church today, specifically in the South, many often talk about going back to the “good ole’ days”. In my experience, when my...

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I Don’t Watch the News Anymore

I Don’t Watch the News Anymore

Shootings, robberies, upheavals, heated debates, polarization, slander, horrific acts of violence, protests, wars, political rhetoric, shock value, jealousy, hatred, discord, divorce, gossip, left/right spin…media...

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The Sprinkler

The Sprinkler

I called the sprinkler guy this week because the grass is brown and is no longer green, which is usually fine by me because...

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The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July

The 4th of July is a unique holiday for me. Normally we gather as a family and pull out the grill and make sure...

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The Supreme Court Opening and the American Church

The Supreme Court Opening and the American Church

And now for our weekly political conversation: Supreme Court justices! For my conservative friends, Justice Kennedy’s retirement is amazing. It is the crown jewel...

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Encouragement: A Catalyst for Perseverance

Encouragement: A Catalyst for Perseverance

Most of us believe that God made us to do something, whether in the short or long term. Perhaps someone spoke into us, and...

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Michelin Stars and Ceasing Our Striving

Michelin Stars and Ceasing Our Striving

I read an article recently about Sebastien Bras, a renowned French chef whose restaurant, Le Suquet (translated: “too expensive pour moi”), has retained three...

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An Influence from Others

An Influence from Others

Today I want to expand upon an excerpt from Tim Keller’s book King’s Cross. Yes, I confess that Keller’s writing often serves as my...

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