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8 Projects to try out this Fall

I’m often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California, or Seattle where it apparently rains nearly half the time! There is always a great project in your midst. Here are a handful to try this fall. They are simple with few moving parts, so hopefully…

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Reaching Millennials (3 of 5)

3. Build an Accepting Community Pastors who lead congregations that feel “Stuck” – no sense of momentum, resistance to any new idea or direction. In conversations with dozens of pastors and leaders, I hear the same sentiments. “We are a very loving congregation, but no matter what we do, we have no momentum.” After sitting…

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How About A Summer Outreach Lab

If you haven’t taken a stab at Kindness Outreach, the summer is the perfect time for doing a “Lab” – that is, to do some experimenting to learn a few lessons about how to build a heart connection with the those in your community. Any season has it’s advantages for connecting with people, but the…

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A Reflection on Donna Summers

The internet is buzzing today with the news that 70s Disco Queen Donna Summers died today. At the peak of her fame she produced hit after hit that fueled the sounds and culture of the disco scene. Some of that scene wasn’t worth fueling though. As the Holy Spirit began to work on her, she…

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Now I’m a Veteran Commencement Speaker

I had a blast speaking last Saturday at the graduation ceremony of Spring Arbor University located an hour west of Detroit. The whole thing went very well. I spoke for 14.5 minutes about several things I should have learned in college but had to figure out on my own later (“A lot of the best…

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New Shoes or Shoe Aficionado?

We live in a rocky, thorn-infested world. Some wouldn’t know about that because they have worn shoes since the moment they could stand. Since birth we have been well cared for spiritually. They’ve not known life without shoes. Therefore it is difficult to relate to the huge percentage of those who go without adequate foot…

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Mother’s Day Wisdom

In 30 years of preaching I’ve never given a message focused on Mother’s Day but feel led to do that this year. I’m cobbling together a simple talk looking at the vital importance of living out an honoring relationship with our mothers or mother figures – by developing a three-step strategy. Have a listen after…

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Update – I’ve seen the light!

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How to get a job

Learn how to learn. It’s about humility. We won’t go very far forward until we bow down and allow the lessons of God to permeate our souls. The good news…he is continually bringing us around to know what we don’t yet understand. We will never make make progress in our souls until we admit we…

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Strategy of attacks

As we live a life of obedience we run into obstacles. Chalk it up to the universal principle of attack and counter-attack. As you sign up to do good and the will of God there will automatically come opposition. You are no longer moving in the direction of agreement with the culture that opposes God.…

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