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Getting Off to a Good Start

As you begin the journey of 2014 today, no doubt a great first step is to commit to daily Bible reading. As David wrote, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). The decisions ahead of you in the next 365 days need not detour you as […]

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What-Would-You-Do Wednesday: Blaming Bart

What-Would-You-Do Wednesday is all about responding to situations—”sudden scenarios” in which I ask my readers for their responses and opinions. My goal? A true-to-life situation (or close to it) that we can vicariously live out and thus learn from. I’ll provide the specifics (who, when and where), then describe the situation (what). Your job? Let […]

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The Importance of a Single Decision

Never underestimate the importance of a single decision. I was reminded of this truth a few weeks ago as I drove past my wife’s home church from her days growing up in Michigan (pictured left). And it was the VBS promotional sign that did the trick (pictured right). You see, over 20 years ago we […]

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What-Would-You-Do Wednesday: Photo Opp Stop

I’m beginning a new feature today that will only be posted on Wednesdays—a “What-Would-You-Do?” type of scenario in which I’ll ask my readers for their responses and opinions. My goal? A true-to-life situation (or close to it) that we can vicariously live out and thus learn from. I’ll provide the specifics (who, when and where), […]

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Losing Your Temper … for Good!

As January unfolds, I realize in just a few months I’ll be half a century. Add to this the fact that in 2014 the church we planted will mark its 10th anniversary, and I’ve admittedly spent more time than normal reviewing and reflecting upon the past, especially God’s incredible faithfulness and amazing grace. In thinking […]

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Rearview Mirror Monday: On Planting a Church #6

It’s the question I get asked most often by young, aspiring church planters — “If you had to do it over again, what would you do — or not do — differently?” It is in answer to that question that I’ve been using Mondays to post my “rearview mirror” perspective on that issue. So today, here’s installment […]

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This Year

Call them commitments. Call them decisions. I like to say that, for believers, new year’s resolutions are God’s continuing sanctification process in seasonal terms. That’s why we put the prefix ‘new year’ onto many of them. For me, I have been sensing God’s work in two main areas for some time, and I know he […]

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