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Steve Graves

Putting Your Enemies in the Pit (Part Two)

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May all who gloat over my distress he put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace. PSALM 35:26 David was a warrior. He knew all about battles. He knew how to handle his enemies in times of war. And as […]

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God Is My CEO: The Surrendered Will

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Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. PSALM 143:10 If God is our CEO, then we have surrendered our will to His. Do we plan? Absolutely. We plan tenaciously, but we remain open to His supernatural redirection. How many times do we have things figured out […]

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You have not lived today successfully unless you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you.— John Bunyan

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MAKING EVALUATION

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A few years ago I attended a neighbor meeting to start a baseball league for dads and their boys. A former college baseball stud had the vision and the plan to launch a small league that would help dads spend time with their boys and allow neighbors to get to […]

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The Bliss of Ignorance

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[W]ith much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief. ECCLESIASTES 1:18 Life is full of things we can’t control. We can’t control the weather. We can’t control the traffic on the way to work. We can’t control our coworkers’ moods. We can’t control the stock market. We […]

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Making Evaluation

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No man can live happily who regards himself alone, who turns everything to his own advantage. – Seneca More than anything else I don’t want anyone to take advantage of me. That’s really the bottom line regarding ethical behavior. Here’s a word picture of disadvantage: In tennis, one party is […]

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Keep Me and Hide Me

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Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. PSALM 17:8-9 Security is a big deal to most people. We can get by in almost any situation if we don’t […]

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DRIVING THOUGHT

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The Power of One means that I never let my pride elevate me above others and make everything all about me.

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The Brand Footprint

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As big as commercial brands such as Coke, McDonalds, and Apple might seem, concept brands have the potential to get much bigger. To understand the generosity brand, you need to realize that the business of generosity is simply enormous. It is transforming one organization after another. Entire industries and verticals […]

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The Three Competencies of Generosity

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Generosity flourishes when an organization does good, stays viable, and remains true to its mission. I’m not an airplane pilot myself, but I know a few pilots and have learned a few things about flight dynamics over the years. When you’re piloting an aircraft in flight, you’ve got to have […]

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