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Pride goes before destruction…

…and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18. Or how The Message puts it: First pride, then the crash. The bigger the ego, the harder the fall. At the very root of all the other sins people commit is pride.  It doesn’t let people see their own mistakes It makes them resistant to change […]

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Pastor on vacation

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The news

Most of us know this but we tend to forget:  The news doesn’t tell you what’s going on. It tells you only what the news bureaus want you to know or think is going on.  Remember that.  Don’t let others do the thinking for you.  Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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The green VW Beetle and the power of reaction

I woke up in the hospital with my right leg in plaster. I had no idea how I got there. I was only 4 years old. Let me tell you how it happened, as told to me later. This experience is one of my earliest memories. Every day at dusk, my older brother and I […]

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How far would you go to transform yourself?

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Leader – a simple definition

Over the years, I have arrived at a few conclusions about leadership; simple definitions that help me understand what being a leader is about: A leader is… …someone who does not need to be supervised or be told what to do. …someone who knows how to deal effectively with temptations when alone. …someone who is […]

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Outlasting the setbacks

Part of my work involves helping people to change—to change themselves, their situation, or both. Some want to change their marriage, others their finances, some want to quit an addiction. They want to be a better person, to be able to enjoy their life more, or to successfully deal with a problem. We all need […]

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Your problems, one question

Your problems: What you feel about them, what you did or didn’t do that caused them, any injustice behind them, how unfair they are, why that person who should help you with them won’t, why-you-why-now questions — none of that matters. The only thing that matters when it comes to your problems is this: What […]

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The big picture

Just in case you’ve lost sight of the big picture. “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work,” the Lord says. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the […]

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Only the great practice this

God is God, Lord, and All-mighty — but He still humbles himself, takes the form of a servant, and asks us, “What do you want me to do for you?” He seeks to meet our needs, even though He is greater than us. Contrary to the way of the world, where the greatest are served […]

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