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Monthly Archives: January 1994

Make My Life a Song

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Where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy. PSALM 65:8 Some psalms overwhelm us with the passionate love for God that is offered up by the psalmist. This is one of them. Psalm 65 is a love song to the Lord that showers its readers with […]

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Making Evaluation

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When dealing with others, seek first to understand, then to be understood. That requires an attitude of flexibility and teachability. Theologian Hans Küng observed, “Understanding someone properly involves learning from him, and learning from someone properly involves changing oneself.” Understanding other people means extending yourself to them and meeting them […]

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Generosity’s Best Practices

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It’s good to know about the different forms and channels of generosity, whether traditional or newer, and the multiple benefits they can produce. But there’s something even more important than the channels through which generosity flows, and that is how the flow happens within those forms. Just as businesses across […]

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Just Like Us

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Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. JAMES 5:17-18 After reading Old Testament accounts […]

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Summarizing Principles

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1. The Golden Rule governs both complicated and simple situations. 2. The Golden Rule navigates in big things and small things. 3. The Golden Rule advises on both public matters and private matters. 4. The Golden Rule prevails whether the path is clear or cloudy. 5. The Golden Rule applies […]

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Chase a Composite Scorecard

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So, how do we stay centered and full of peace, all while ambitiously living a multifaceted life and not falling prey to the inherent stresses that go along with it? It starts by stopping our chase of Super Joe, and instead starting to chase a strong composite scorecard. When I […]

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Help!

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Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long […]

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Queen of Organization

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She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. … She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. PROVERBS 31:15, 27 When you read about the woman in Proverbs 31, the […]

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MAKING EVALUATION

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I believe there are two basic paths to achievement a person can choose. You can go for the gold, or you can go for the golden rule. One path is pretty simple and it looks rather straight. It is the path of self-centered fulfillment—doing anything we want, anytime we want, […]

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Loving Money, Wanting More

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Whoever loves money never has money enough. ECCLESIASTES 5:10 We understand that wealth can be problematic—at least we know that to be true in theory. But it is very difficult to comprehend the downside to having money. Wealth puts on a great front. It encourages the new, delivers the big, […]

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