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Persist- Plant Your Trees

Inspired Vision + Willingness to stick = Victory! Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you...
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Will Yourself to Grow

Will yourself to grow He came across as many pastors - a caring, nurturing guy who probably holds...

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#KindnessNow Servant Evangelism Summit

WHY KINDNESS NOW? Servant Evangelism is a tested, effective missional practice for Leaders and Believers and we hope it will become the Rhythm of your...
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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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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,...
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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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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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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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How’s Your Smile?

Since I was a child I’ve been told there is healing power in a smile. As with a lot of gifts, the giver can...
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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...
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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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Lesson #8: You Will Become A More Focused Person.

#8: You Will Become A More Focused Person. Our view of God becomes more intense when a death occurs. We also become more focused during...
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The Kindness Paradox

Are you a kindness hypocrite? Welcome to the club! A man once told Dwight Moody, the prolific evangelist...
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Lesson #4: What You Have Known Will Probably Be Recycled

#4: What You Have Known Will Probably Be Recycled During my medical meltdown, when I was "out," I heard God speak to me in...

LEADERSHIP

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Will Yourself to Grow

Will yourself to grow He came across as many...
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Persist- Plant Your Trees

Inspired Vision + Willingness to stick = Victory! Don’t...
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It’s About Challenge

I’m taking a break from my book for today. I was talking with a pastor friend...
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Lesson #3: In Humbling, There Is Restoration

Lesson #3: In Humbling, There Is Restoration Once you’ve gone through a death process you...
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Lesson #2: When God Shows Up Everything Is Subject To Change

Lesson #2: When God Shows Up Everything Is Subject To Change When I died I was...

LIFE LESSONS

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Lesson #9: You Will Need To Monitor Your Regrets

#9: You Will Need To Monitor Your Regrets A death will usher in a flood of second thoughts, regrets, and negative inward ponderings. Such thoughts...

MEDIA

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Great Connections

Just got back from several days of conferencing in southern California. It has been a while since I last was in a highly charged...
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Will Yourself to Grow

Will yourself to grow He came across as many pastors - a caring, nurturing guy who probably holds...
planting trees

Persist- Plant Your Trees

Inspired Vision + Willingness to stick = Victory! Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you...
lone bird tree

Lesson #9: You Will Need To Monitor Your Regrets

#9: You Will Need To Monitor Your Regrets A death will usher in a flood of second thoughts, regrets, and negative inward ponderings. Such thoughts...