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Monthly Archives: July 1996

Live Adventure

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Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, hut know that for all these thing God will bring you to judgment. So then, banish anxiety from […]

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Heart

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After you adopted your guiding principle, align your heart behind it—then stay put! Make the guiding principle the foundation upon which you build your decisions. Don’t allow circumstance, relational pressure, or promise of pleasure or payoff to sway you. When we align our hearts behind our guiding principle, we resolve […]

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QUOTE

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It’s better to be alone than in bad company.—George Washington

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The Power of Patience

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Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. JAMES 5:7 Patience is a virtue, or so the saying goes. Based on this passage, it appears that James is in complete agreement with that cliché. He instructs his readers to be patient, and then he illustrates what he means by offering […]

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Summarizing Principles

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1. The Golden Zone is a visible slice of life when someone is doing the good, the right, and the true with rhythm and regularity. 2. The Golden Zone is where everyone seeks to be and do their best. It is the place where young emerging players want to stay, […]

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Back it up.

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If you make a promise, book it in your calendar or to-do list. Give yourself a reminder of your commitment. Quite often we simply get too busy or just plain forget what we promised, even though our intention wasn’t to drop the ball. It’s a symptom of a busy lifestyle. […]

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The Tongue: Small Muscle, Big Force

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[T]he tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. JAMES 3:5 Nowhere in Scripture is there a more focused and magnified look at the tongue than in James 3. But although James frequently refers to the two-ounce muscle we know as the tongue, he’s not […]

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Become A Farmer: The Importance of Cultivating Deep Roots

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“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien I have a profound admiration of farmers. Their work, which uniquely joins in God’s creative activity, requires a remarkable collection of skills and virtues. They are patient. They hold fast to an unparalleled work ethic, while simultaneously embracing a […]

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Spotting the enemy

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Users and abusers are people who come up close to take not to give. Their motive is bad, and the result is usually a sore spot on your soul. Users learn their techniques early, some even as young children. But spotting them is like spotting a wolf in sheep’s clothing—not […]

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