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Andy Braams
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A follower of Jesus learning to live in the world and not of it, and helping others to do so as well.
A follower of Jesus learning to live in the world and not of it, and helping others to do so as well.

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Using the 4Ls, Part 21 - How the Ls Help Fulfill My Mission
This week I come to the fourth and final sentence of my Mission Statement. As I mentioned last week, each of the four sentences corresponds to one of the Ls, although this fact was unexpected because I developed the 4L Model over a decade after crafting my ...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 20 – How the Ls Help Fulfill My Mission
Over the past two weeks, I have been examining my mission statement one sentence at a time. I created the statement long before I conceived of the 4L Model of Discipleship. However, each sentence corresponds to one of the Ls although the order is a bit diff...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 19 - How the 4Ls Help Fulfill My Mission - Item 2
Last week, I began to break down my Mission Statement by reviewing the first sentence and the fact that it all starts with my love for Christ. (Again, all posts for the series can be found at the end of the the post.) This week, I will cover the second sent...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 18 – How Ls Help Fulfill My Mission – Item 1
This week, I continue my look at my Mission statement by beginning with the first sentence. I will
love my Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ, submit to His authority in my life, and
rely on His power to use my God-given abilities to serve others – beginning
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Using the 4Ls, Part 17 - How the Ls Help Fulfill My Mission
This week, I move up another level to my mission. Many people do not make a distinction between vision and mission, but I think a distinction is helpful. To me, Vision is what you see when the Mission is accomplished. An example I use for this relates to tr...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 16 - How the Ls Help Me Learn (Summary)
I have stated a few times in the previous posts that my Strategy (LEARN) cannot be broken into pieces as easily as I seem to have written about each aspect. While each letter has its own meaning and purpose, if I focus on the A (Act) without the L (Love), t...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 15 - How the Ls Help Me to LEARN (Nurture)
This week, we come to the last of the letters related to my Strategy. That letter is N, and it stands for Nurture. My use of the word nurture is in the sense of training, including through support and encouragement. In a biblical sense, it is the equipping ...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 14 – How the Ls Help Me LEARN (Read)
The next letter to cover regarding my Strategy is R for Read. For those that knew me well when I was young (e.g. my mother), to consider that I might one day be a reader would have been wasted time. I did not like to read as a teenager, and did not take the...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 13 – How the Ls Help Me LEARN (Act)
This week I look at the third of the five letters related to my Strategy and share how each of the 4Ls relate. This week is the letter A for Action. It really does not make sense to develop any kind of plan (or Strategy) if you are not going to follow it. B...

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Using the 4Ls, Part 12 - How the Ls Help Me LEARN (Exercise)
Last week, I turned back to my Strategy of LEARN and began to share how the 4Ls impact each part, beginning with the L for Love (for simplicity sake, all links for the entire series are located at the bottom of this post). This week, I turn to the E of Exer...
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