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Feeling Guilty? Why We Should Embrace the Gift of Guilt

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Regret stinks. It's an awful place to live. None of us like to feel guilty. So here's some good news and some bad news about guilt. The bad news is, you're guilty. As I am. As everyone is. The Apostle Paul made it pretty explicit, quoting the 53rd Psalm, As the Scriptures …

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38 Great Links for Leaders, Readers, and Creatives, February 21, 2015

Scary Lizzard

33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful, by Jay Baer You already know a social media plan can really help you share your content and connect with your audience. In fact, a solid social media plan helps us at CoSchedule get 31.5 times more traffic than if …

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Why You Can’t Seem to Manage Your Time

Boba Fett Keeps Me On Track

Time management. Of all the people I know who ever focus on this concept, only a small handful are confident that they're doing it well. Most of us feel out of control. We feel that our specialty is time mis-management. Why is this so? I believe it's because we fail to see the …

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Husbands, Treat Your Wife Like the Treasure She Is


My wife is a treasure! She's precious. In addition to all of the many personal qualities about Angie that make her awesome - such as her tender, sweet heart, charming smile and her beauty - there's this, and it's from the Bible... The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and …

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If You Can’t Mess Up, Don’t Bother Leading

Rocky Road

Having an ambition to lead is great, but it doesn't produce actual leadership. Taking risks does. The best leader in the room isn't the one with all the answers. The leader is the one who volunteers to go first and show the way. Every great leader I know has been scorched by the …

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Sermon Video: Dealing with Depression

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This past Sunday, I preached the second part of a series called Overwhelmed, and I dove into the subject of defeating depression based on the story of Elijah. It was, perhaps, the most personal message I've ever preached in terms of sharing my own struggle. The response has been …

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Why You’re Not Qualified for the Position… Yet


If they'd just make me a manager, I'd make this company better. If I could just find a staff position, I could really serve people. If I just had a church of my own to pastor. I used to think that way. When I went to college, I wanted nothing more than to serve as the …

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Why You Might Be Missing Out on Hearing from God


Ever been in that place where you wonder why God isn't showing up? Why there is no fresh word from Him? In places of depression and despair, we are so often yearning for what it seems God isn't willing to give us - His voice. Elijah the prophet was there once. He was exhausted …

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51 Great Links for Leaders, Readers, and Creatives – February 7, 2015

Jason Bourne

First of all, my favorite story I've read this week can save your life!! How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne, from The Art of Manliness That superhuman ability to observe his surroundings and make detailed assessments about his environment? It’s not …

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Who Are Your 3? Your 12? Your 70? Your Thousands?

Jesus Washing Feet

With whom are you doing life? What I mean is, with whom do you spend time hanging out and talking about the deepest things of life? Whom do you sharpen, and who sharpens you? Jesus lived toward the cross and the resurrection, and his singular focus on his end game motivated …

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