The Unexpected Ways Doing Whatever It Takes Can Bless Your Life Today
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The Unexpected Ways Doing Whatever It Takes Can Bless Your Life Today

Rev and I once stayed at a hotel where there was a card on the nightstand that read: W.I.T. Whatever it Takes. Simply dial ’10.’ Our goal is that every guest leaves satisfied.“ As guests, we appreciated both the message and the goal. And then I started thinking… What if every follower of Jesus, the…

How You Can Find the Balance Between Self-Love & Love for Others
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How You Can Find the Balance Between Self-Love & Love for Others

People seem to be fascinated with the subject of self-love lately. Even in the faith community, we’ve bought into the idea that we can’t love others well until we love ourselves well. After all, Jesus said: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 But I wonder if putting self-love first doesn’t tempt us…

How You Live Your Faith in Christ Matters More Than You Know
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How You Live Your Faith in Christ Matters More Than You Know

Pastor Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 85 languages. The 5th and last in his list of purposes is – “You Were Made for a Mission.” “Your life mission is both shared and specific. One part of it is a responsibility you share with…

The One Way You Can Be Laser-Focused on What Really Matters
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The One Way You Can Be Laser-Focused on What Really Matters

I did a Google search for “Productivity Helps” and links to 338,000,000 articles popped up. Then I searched for “Time Management Helps” and there were so many they asked me to narrow down my group to – “self, student, employment, parent,” or several others. The same is true of time management seminars and books –…

An Important Reason Why We Need to Speak Gently and Stop Judging
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An Important Reason Why We Need to Speak Gently and Stop Judging

I’ve been blogging for more than 12 years, and I don’t remember ever receiving the kind of verbal attacks on my faith like I have in recent months. Technology has put a powerful weapon into the hands of social media and those who use it. Studies show that the vast majority of “chatter” on line…

How to Stop Judging People So You Can Love Like Jesus
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How to Stop Judging People So You Can Love Like Jesus

Self-righteousness is an attitude of moral superiority that is derived from the idea that a person’s beliefs, actions, or affiliations are of greater virtue than those held by anyone who doesn’t hold to the same beliefs and attitudes. Or to say it more succinctly – self-righteousness says I’m right and therefore superior to anyone who…

Verses to Pray When You Need Help to Love God More
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Verses to Pray When You Need Help to Love God More

Do you ever feel frustrated with yourself when you read… Jesus said, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” Mark 12:29–30 I don’t know about you, but…