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Living At the Speed of Soul

There are lots of projects vying for my attention these days. A new book is in the offing. Multiple blogs. Weekend messages. Staff to...

Being Yourself or Being Outward

Like most people, I’m an introvert by nature. The ironic truth is, I struggle with the notion of doing an outreach every time it...

Sunflower Seeds and Peggy’s Loss

Today I went out with a serving team to give away free flower seeds near our church in Oregon. One lady I ran into...
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Sometimes Small Numbers Work Best

Many times I have gone outreaching with just a small cadre of folks. Sometimes that has been a home group. At other times I...

My Favorite Mistakes of 2018!

My Favorite Mistakes - 2018 Edition I like to do a little summary at the end of each year to mark my hits and...
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Shiny Happy People

  Shiny happy people The band REM sang about “Shiny Happy People” on one of their hits. Do you know someone who is unusually bright...

Why Random Acts of Kindness Matter to Your Wellbeing

Being kind can have an impact on your psychological and physical health. Mother Teresa once said, “We cannot do great things on this earth, only...

Reject Rejection

Reject Rejection There are voices and echoes. Not many are true voices, rather they parrot the thinking and perspective of others around them. If...

It’s a Thanksgiving Life

Build a Memory of Thanksgiving Kindness When you think of the words, “kindness” and “Thanksgiving” an image of food might come to mind. Maybe your...

The Science of Kindness

What if God actually made us for kindness? Studies show a physiological response to acts of kindness! We were fearfully and wonderfully made to give and receive...

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