Archives: April 2013

FORGIVENESS IS THE FRAGRANCE

April 16, 2013 - Miscellaneous

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”  -Mark Twain

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HOW TO TACKLE THE MOST DIFFICULT THING YOU’LL EVER DO

April 15, 2013 - Serious Struggles

When a close friend steps off the straight-and-narrow—what do you do? Hopefully, someone will come along and help, right? But are we supposed to get involved personally? And most importantly, what are our responsibilities when a friend unexpectedly succumbs...

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GUYS — WHAT SHE DOESN’T KNOW …

April 12, 2013 - Marriage, Men Only

Guys—there is little she doesn’t know, especially about you. Even though understanding her is never going to happen, not in a complete manner at least, she will know more about you in the first week than you know about...

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WHY GOD INCREASES OUR YIELD

April 11, 2013 - God

“Does not the Old Testament promise that God will prosper His people? Indeed! God increases our yield so that by giving we can prove that our yield is not our god. God does not prosper a man’s business so...

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THE BEST WAY TO KNOW IF GOD BUYS YOUR EXPLANATION

April 10, 2013 - Radical Hope

One of the common reasons I hear for not going on short-term missions (or missions of any kind) is, “My church doesn’t have a program, and I don’t know where to go.” That may have been a usable argument...

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THE GREATEST ENEMY OF HUNGER FOR GOD

April 9, 2013 - God

“The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video,...

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HOW TO FOLLOW GOD

April 8, 2013 - Global Impact

The young mother, Laura held her little girl, Nina in her arms as she sat in the shade of the huge mango tree.  In the intense African heat, she patiently awaited her turn to see the doctor. Her eyes...

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HOW YOU KNOW YOU’RE A LEADER

April 5, 2013 - Miscellaneous

A friend recently made the observation that, although he wasn’t a leader, he always seemed to be out in front with others following him—looking to him for advice. He went on to say that friends and coworkers followed him...

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OUR GREATEST FEAR

April 4, 2013 - God

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”  -Francis Chan: Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God  

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HOW TO GET GOD TO FILL YOUR BASKET TO THE BRIM

April 3, 2013 - Radical Hope

My not-so-favorite morning radio team came out with a statement that made me cringe. The female of the duo said, “With Easter coming, I realized that many people only have a small basket for God to fill. We expect...

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