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Month: September 2011

If it’s NOT tested…It’s not REAL

“I have a Rocket Ship.” Really? “Has it ever flown?” NO! “Well, it’s not a Rocket ship.” Yes it is, I built it, and says right on the side, “Rocket Ship.”

Somethings can carry a label, but when tested it becomes obvious it’s not authentic. What is advertised is not really what’s on the inside. It’s the same with anything we carry in life.

We are so quick to say…

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Pastor Call: To Pursuit not Perfection

The expectations of a Pastor or Christian leader or many times unattainable. We are “expected” to act, think, speak, react, plan, budget, raise kids, have a marriage, counsel, lead, encourage, and O yeah…Preach to perfection.

I think we all know these are unrealistic, and these kind of expectations have destroyed so many promising leaders’ future…

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5-Keys to doing the IMPOSSIBLE

“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! ~ Gen 11:6

Even though God was disappointed with their motivation of “making a name for ourselves,” God applauded their System for accomplishing their task.

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2 Seasons

Isaiah 55:6 (NIV) Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

Have you ever heard someone say that life is just a journey with mountain tops and valleys?

When they say that, they mean we can’t always be on a “high” for God. They mean that we have low points, and at times these can become quite low. I guess for the most part I too have held to this same view, but recently I have begun to see things differently.

Consider, if our life journey, our walk with God is not one of mountains and valleys, but rather of mountain’s and plateaus. A woman recently made this comment to my wife, and I have thought about it often. Just as this verse in Isaiah states: “seek the Lord while he may be found…” I am starting to see in my own life my journey with God has a “cadence.” A cycle of  two seasons: Seeking & Running.

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Revel or Resist?

Every father waits with mixed emotion for the day when his son will beat him in a game of 1-on-1.

On one hand, it’s quite a humbling eye opener to realize you’re not as young as you used to be, but on the other hand, there is a swelling sense of pride that your son has just outshone you…that he has reached a level of ability beyond that which you possess.

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