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Living in Truth: Feeling Confident AND Being Humble

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Basketball fans at the University of Arkansas celebrate their home victories by singing a slightly altered version of the 1980 Mac Davis song, “Oh, Lord, it’s Hard to be Humble.” The players and cheerleaders go into the student section of Walton Arena, lock arms, sway left and right, and sing […]

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Headed for Destruction?

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Pride goes before destruction.  PROVERBS 16:18 What does pride look like in your life? “Wait a minute,” you might say. “I don’t have a problem with pride.” No one’s accusing you of having a problem—not exactly. But take a careful look in the mirror. View your words and your actions—all […]

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Taking Action

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A friend recounted a story as we were discussing the topic of trusts. He said it was one of the earliest gifts of someone else’s trust in him that he can remember. To this day 25 years later it still is a tattoo on his heart regarding the enormous value […]

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Staying True: Mission Matters

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When I talk to leaders of generosity organizations about the need to do good and stay viable (competencies 1 and 2), it’s usually an easy sell. They get it. They’ve already thought about these two aspects of their organizations. What they haven’t thought about so much is the third competency: […]

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Some Mysteries Remain Unsolved

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So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him. All share a common destiny. … As it is with the good man, so with the sinner; as […]

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Practical Instruction for the Daily Grind of Work

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Introduction to Proverbs While the Book of Psalms deals with the vertical relationship between God and man, the Book of Proverbs addresses life on the horizontal. Written primarily by King Solomon—arguably the wisest man who ever lived—it addresses everything from handling money, business strategy, and dealing with sexual temptation to […]

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Sitting on the Balance

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Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. PSALM 62:9 Some people are born to money. Others are born to poverty. Some think they are born to poverty; then they see a […]

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Maturity—Gods Ultimate Goal

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“Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” JAMES 1:4 God always has a purpose and agenda. He makes that clear in Jeremiah 29:11: ‘”For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not […]

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