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Keep Scripture “snacks” handy. I’ll bet you have a drawer in your desk with a couple of snacks to curb that mid-afternoon hunger. But do you have Scriptures handy to refer to when your soul feels empty? Once the Jerusalem wall was rebuilt, Nehemiah and Ezra fed the souls of the Israelites with God’s word. It’s a great way to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus while also gaining much needed encouragement in the midst of a hectic day.
Ask yourself this question: How much do you actually include God in your work each day? Our team recently went through a faith-at-work study called The Switch by Doug Spada. There was one question in that book that really stood out to me – “what percentage of the time do you work without God, ...
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Doug Fields in his upcoming book, How To Be Her Hero, suggests that when our spouse speaks to us, we need to hit the pause button. Sometimes that is the actual pause button on the TV remote. Other times, it is the mental pause button where we stop what we are doing and focus on them. The next time your spouse calls you or speaks to you, mentally pause everything else to be available.
In 3 Ways to Protect Your Marriage From Fatal Blows, Part One, I talked about the hard truth that some married couples seek help too late. One or both of them have been delivering relational blows for so long, that it has fatally wounded their marriage. Here's the sadder yet hopeful truth all ...
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Well, through many conversations on topics ranging from whether there is a such a thing as truth to whether all religions are basically the same, and based on countless mistakes and missteps, I have learned how not to be a good ambassador for Christ. In what follows, I will explain to you how not to talk with others about your Christian convictions
By Gordon Hawkes There's an old writer's dictum: "Write what you know." When it comes to representing Christianity—or, as Paul says, being "an ambassador for Christ"—what do I know best...
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Are any of these idols stopping you or your team from developing others?
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Keep the programs and events on the calendar that have the biggest opportunity for producing life change. If it requires a relatively big investment but there’s little fruit, STOP DOING IT! 
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Matthew 18:15-17: "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault…if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you…If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.” The ability to exclude someone from “the church” presupposes that it’s known who belongs to “the church” as a member in the first place.
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Many Christians have adopted a unique form of cocooning. They insolate themselves in a Christian bubble—at work, after work, and on the weekends—ducking relationships, as best they can, with skeptics or people of other faiths. This is antithetical to Jesus’ teaching. In the Sermon on the Mount, He told His followers, “You are the salt of the earth.” For salt to do its work, it has to make contact.
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Once you delegate, let it go. Your brainpower is better served elsewhere than micromanaging the project you just handed off to a capable colleague.
Time - there never seems to be enough of it. Most busy church leaders find themselves wishing for an extra hour or three. Here are some helpful and practical time management tips from my experience as an Executive Assistant.
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Everything seems to change all at once: a new school, a new social group, a new body, going from the top of the school pecking order to the very lowest and worst of all… NO MORE RECESS! Then, to top it all off, most kids are going to transition in their church environments, too.
I can think of very few moments in a child's life that are more tragic than moving to middle school. It's been almost 25 years since I made the transition, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. Everything seems to change all at once: a new school, a new social group, a new body, ...
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Her major finding about Ashley Madison users is this: tens of millions of men pursued an affair to some degree through the site, while almost no actual women registered for the site, let alone participated in it.

This part of the data reflects what we already know about our sex-saturated culture: it is failing miserably on its promises. To encounter media like television shows and movies is to come away thinking that practically every adult who can walk and chew gum is having an unending string of sexual encounters. This is simply untrue.


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Have you ever stopped to reflect on why your church does what it does? Not that the things you do are wrong, but it’s never a bad thing to revisit the why behind the what. Why do you play games at the start of your middle school service? Why do you do three songs before the message? Why do you continue a ministry that no longer generates much interest? Make sure there is a purpose to everything that you do. Don’t just do things because, “This is the way we’ve always done it.” This way, you ensure that you’re not doing anything that’s ineffective or distracting from your mission. Everything should point back to fulfilling your church’s mission and vision.
No matter what area of ministry they are in, church leaders know that the new school year is a time of transition and fresh starts for the church.
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I quickly fill the silence with judgements and criticism of myself, my art, and my work. I am quick to assume the worst. Recently I’ve been paying attention to this and trying to offer counter stories that are more kind to me.
1. I sent off some photos to a client who I was really hoping to impress. I had worked hard on them. I was proud of what I had made, but I wasn’t sure if it met the expectation of the client (making art is often like that, isn’t it?). The client was excited and …
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My goals this year. Hold me to them!

Mind: Read 26 books
Body: Exercise 5 days per week
Body: Drink more water
Spirit: Find a place to engage those needing a hand up
Marriage: Practice love via action
Friends: Engage men