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Good thought from Caron Wade (my 5yr old) as I was rushing him to get ready this morning for school. 

"Dad, I am faster when you let me go slow." 

How many of us can learn from this? 

So many details are missed when we rush, go fast, or speed up the day. The fact is this: If we can go slower, we miss fewer details and are much more productive. And, we can just enjoy ourselves and others. 

Slow Down. Enjoy the day. Its the only 24 hours you have today. 

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He Knows You

John 20:15-16

15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).

She was weeping. She was seeking. She didn't notice Him. He called her by name. 

In your weeping, in your seeking, He will be there - not always noticeable. Its in the weeping and the seeking that He will remind of who you are and whose you are. 

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I'm the Most _______ Person I Know. (New Post) 

Two days ago, I was riding home from the office and had this most depressing realization: I'm the most selfish person that I know. 

Maybe you know this about me, maybe not. I often allow my best intentions to over shadow my worst inclinations. 

After coming to this realization - my selfish resolve - I chose to make a decision. What is that? 

Awareness of my sin. Awareness of my selfishness.  

If I can remain aware, I will remain humble and "prefer my brother".  Romans 12:10

What about you? If you were to fill in the blank in the title of this post, what would it say?  

Go ahead, fill in the blank and be aware.  

I am the most _______ person that I know.  

Leave a comment and share your "blank".

How do you overcome it? What passage of scripture makes you aware and empowers you to overcome your weakness? 

Here's the link to the blog. Leave your thoughts on FB or the Blog 

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I often struggle with consistency in my life. Do You? I want to exercise, eat better, pray more frequently, and even write daily. But I don't. 

Today, I got a call from someone asking why I had not been blogging. I had no answer. He then asked, "Has it been a while?" I knew exactly what he meant. 

Spending time, resting in the presence of God would seem to be a private discipline that was not option for the pastor, right? Of course, it should not be optional for the believer in general, but especially those of us who are also vocational pastors. 

He was right - It has been a while since I had just gotten away from ministry, people, small groups, vision casting, emails, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and all the other noise just to be with God. 

Pete, our senior pastor often reminds us as a staff, "Your only job is to remain in Him." (John 15) I hear this over and over in my heart. I want it, badly. I just want to remain in Him. I just want to be with God. 

So, what do I do next? NOTHING. Why? Its not about doing, but about being. Prayer, worship, communion, or any other spiritual practice is not a compartmentalized activity - it is a way of life. 

Today, I am going to be with God. Not as a spiritual activity, but as a means to live. I am nothing without Him. 

What about you? Will you just BE with God? 


Has It Been A While? (link to blog) 

Read carefully.

"And finally Saul son of Kish was chosen from among them. But when they looked for him, he had disappeared!

So they asked the LORD, “Where is he?” And the LORD replied, “He is hiding among the baggage.”

So they found him and brought him out, and he stood head and shoulders above anyone else." (1 Samuel 10:21-23 NLT)

How many of you are hiding amongst your baggage? Your past? Your current mess?

Come out! When you do, you will stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Be careful not to bypass the people in front of you to reach those in your peripheral. #pastor #leader 

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1 WEEK LEFT! We've got to get here. Will you help me raise $4500. We have received almost $2000 of our goal. 

Click here to give to LEADER LIES (my first book).

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Only 11 Days Left! We have to meet our $4500 goal. We have raised $1980! Thanks for those who are making this a reality. Leader Lies is closer to being published :) 

Click here to help! 

Is he deaf—the one who made your ears? Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes? (Psalms 94:9 NLT)

Just a reminder that he has not forgotten you. He hears you. He sees you. God cares. 

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Ok friends! It is crutch time for LEADER LIES! We are 14 days away from the last day to contribute. We are at $1980 :) We need to get to $4500 to make this happen at its max. 

Will you help me get there? Let's get this book published and in leaders hands. Click below to contribute. 
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