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Monthly Archives: April 1996

An Undivided Heart

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Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. PSALM 86:11 One of the things that God wants most from His children is wholehearted love and devotion. Throughout Scripture (Jeremiah 32:39; James 4:8), it’s clear […]

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Well Said

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A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. PROVERBS 25:11 Have you ever thought that your words could be like precious metals that have been skillfully fashioned into a beautiful piece of art? Most of us don’t think of our speech in such lofty terms, […]

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Staying Viable: Money Makes the Generosity World Go ’Round

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Doing good is no longer measured in one-time gifts and efforts. Today, doing good means addressing a problem, need, or injustice holistically, not just showing up with a big check or cutting a ribbon. It means being in for the long haul and staying invested until real change occurs. And […]

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The Followers Prayer

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O LORD, save the king! Answer us when we call! PSALM 20:9 In times of high stress or crisis, we often ask God for His guiding hand. We ask Him to show us the way. We ask Him to give us peace and to calm our personal storms. But our […]

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The New Effective: The End of One-Dimensional Competence

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It’s1966. The first Star Trek episode airs on television. Texas Western and its starting lineup of all-black players defeats all-white Kentucky for the NCAA basketball championship. Medicare is created by the federal government. Five hundred thousand American troops are fighting in Vietnam. A moderately well-known actor named Ronald Reagan becomes […]

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Watching Your Tongue

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My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride. PSALM 56:2 What causes us to say nasty things about other people? What starts us down the road to slander? Slander occurs when we verbally communicate to others lies that harm someone’s reputation. Slander is a […]

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