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“Instinct” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “instinct”:  we may need to listen to that still, small voice, but it very much depends on whose voice it is.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may … Continue reading

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“Initiative” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “initiative”, because real progress starts with simply getting started.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 107: the Positions of Christ (3 of 3)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 107: the Positions of Christ (2 of 3)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 107: the Positions of Christ (1 of 3)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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“Hunger” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “hunger”:  for what are we really craving?  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. training and … Continue reading

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“Vision” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

VISION – “Identify the goal, and start walking!” Numbers 22:31, 2 Kings 6:17-20, Psalm 119:18, John 9:1ff, 1 Corinthians 9:26-27, Philippians 3:12-14, Hebrews 12:2-3   By now, you may have a better understanding of how and why you need to grow … Continue reading

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“Tools” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

TOOLS – “Use what God has given you!” (Genesis 4:17-26, Judges 16:25-30, 2 Samuel 22:36, Isaiah 6:1-8 and 59:15-18, Jeremiah 38:7-13, Joel 3:9-11, Micah 4:1-5, Zechariah 3:1-4, Ephesians 6:10-18)   As a man, I appreciate a good tool box – even … Continue reading

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Leadership and 10 Strategies for building Trust (1 of 2)

Trust is essential to lead as a husband, parent, teacher, mentor, supervisor, and all others who are in a position of responsibility to care for others.  Over the last three weeks in “Service Saturdays”, we considered the importance of “circles … Continue reading

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Leadership and building Trust (3 of 3), Pathways to Trust

Trust is essential to lead as a husband, parent, teacher, mentor, supervisor, and all others who are in a position of responsibility to care for others.  Over the last two weeks in “Service Saturdays”, we considered the importance of “circles … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 101: the Presence of Christ (1 of 2)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 101: the Presence of Christ (1 of 2)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 100: an Introduction (2 of 4)

Preface:  My simple goal here is our greater joy in Jesus, even in our complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, physically, etc.  So, I will be bringing you specific details of the Gospel (good news) in 8 “P”s via these articles … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “…the rumor spread…”

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “…ALL the things…”

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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“Allow me to introduce myself…”

When you meet someone for the first time, what do you say about yourself, other than your name?  If we just moved into the area, we might say where we live or where we’re working.  If we’re in school, we … Continue reading

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“The search for Truth”

There is no gem more precious than Truth.  And, although I realize it’s been said of most ages in the past, today that gem seems even more rare.  For, without Truth, life is guesswork.  And that might not be so … Continue reading

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“The bigger they are” (2 of 2)

Although the subject of this week’s article is different, there is at least one parallel.  So let’s use the same the following discussion prompts as last week’s. In Matthew 5:38-48, the Lord says that personal retaliation is counter to living God’s love with … Continue reading

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“The bigger they are”

In last week’s article, we looked at the value of negotiating for a win-win in the midst of personal conflicts.  Through today’s article and related Scriptures I hope to show that our personal loss may be the first step toward … Continue reading

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1 & 2 Chronicles (part 1 of 3): the King of Eternity

A chronicle is an historical record, usually of someone very important like a king.  1 and 2 Chronicles are a rich, complex, and long a record of the King.  As is the case with most of God’s living Word, there … Continue reading

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1 & 2 Kings (part 1 of 2): the need for godly leadership

Love in Christ is vertical and horizontal. Godly leadership is the horizontal care for others by equipping and encouraging them to follow the Lord by faith.  It is the Lord Himself dwelling among His people toward that goal, and it … Continue reading

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Exercising Mindfulness in Christ: Anxiety versus Integrity

Anxiety is one of the least discussed yet most dreaded of stresses among Christians and non-believers.  It communicates a lack of confidence and faith, and most of us have a hard time admitting that struggle.  Yet, God’s Word often addresses … Continue reading

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1 & 2 Kings (part 2 of 2): the need for godly counsel

Last week we looked at 1 and 2 Kings as a graphic record of the need for godly leadership.  These same two books also show the ongoing need for godly counsel, especially to leaders who were wayward or felt stuck. … Continue reading

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2 Samuel: because human kingdoms get muddy

As powerfully as the book of 1 Samuel gave us clear distinctions between servants after God’s own heart versus pretenders after their own profit, 2 Samuel shows us that it’s not always that clear. This record of God’s people is … Continue reading

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Exercising Mindfulness in Christ: an example from Romans 7

Mindfulness is Christ is being a true member of “Israel”, which means “one who wrestles with God”:  knowing the Lord is good but struggling with our own fears, small faith, selfishness, doubts, and clinging to God Himself as our only … Continue reading

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