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Jesus is the Model

I have been overseeing a threaded online discussion with dozens of pastors from around the world.  Has been interesting as always. My beginning - "Jesus...
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Trader Joe’s Employees – My Kind of People

A friend and I attended a pastor’s conference awhile back. It was a pretty relaxed group; some might say too relaxed! At the end,...
Candace Cameron Bure

Kind is the New Classy

As a woman in today’s world, you know the pressure you feel on all sides to conform to society’s expectations. In her new book, Kind...
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Kindness in the News

Belle and Abby: Kindness in Middle School for All Belle holds open one door, Abby the other, and they go to work. "Morning Jack! How's football...
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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...
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Explore God/Chicago 2019

WHAT IS EXPLORE GOD CHICAGO 2019? Explore God Chicago 2019 is a Community Outreach Initiative led by a committee of local pastors and business and...
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How’s Your Smile?

Since I was a child I’ve been told there is a healing power in a smile. As with a lot of gifts, the giver...
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Kindness Now: A Biblical Overview, Part 1

Why Kindness?   The concept of demonstrating God’s Kindness is not a new idea.  The pattern of Kindness is shown clearly in the character of God...
Laurence Chrouch

Larry’s Last Words

Comedian Stephen Wright says he wishes his first words would have been “Quote” so at the end of life his life he could just...
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OUTREACH & EVANGELISM

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Outreach on the 4th!

It’s late in the game but by no means not too late for an outreach on Independence Day. Part of the appeal of practical...
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Go Out Anyway

Just Show Up! When it comes to doing outreach projects with teams a lot can go right... and wrong. After doing team-oriented outreaches for decades...
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An Encounter with God: Breaking Hearts and Blowing Minds

As I gave the barista my drink order that Sunday morning, I noticed a couple behind me who looked a little haggard. The woman...

LEADERSHIP

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Ask… Seek… Knock… Our Way Forward

I was able to speak this morning to the gathered Coastland Church at the Brandon...
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Details Details – God Is in the Details

I have been working to launch teams of windshield washers. It has been a while...
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What to Say When Serving

When we serve people it is important that we have a clear idea of what...
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Getting A Heart For People

How are you doing with your heart? Specifically, how are you doing in the realm...
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Go Out Anyway

Just Show Up! When it comes to doing outreach projects with teams a lot can go...

LIFE LESSONS

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Lessons Learned in Outreach Lately

Picking up some great lessons in the realm of outreach lately. Diligence. The race isn’t to the fastest or the most impressive initially, but to the...

MEDIA

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Should Ted Haggard Have Been Forgiven Earlier?

By now you’ve probably seen the Oprah interview with Ted Haggard and his wife Em. If you haven’t seen it yet you can catch...
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Outreach on the 4th!

It’s late in the game but by no means not too late for an outreach on Independence Day. Part of the appeal of practical...
road

Lessons Learned in Outreach Lately

Picking up some great lessons in the realm of outreach lately. Diligence. The race isn’t to the fastest or the most impressive initially, but to the...
Doorway Tree Door

Ask… Seek… Knock… Our Way Forward

I was able to speak this morning to the gathered Coastland Church at the Brandon AMC Theaters. We have been looking at the Sermon...