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The Rut, the Rat Race, and the Daily Grind

Hit the snooze button. Crawl out of bed after the second alarm. Hit the shower. Choose a shirt. Make the coffee. Start the car. Fight the traffic. Punch the clock. Meet the clients. Please the boss. Grab lunch. Please the boss some more. Punch the clock again. Fight the traffic. Fix dinner. Watch television. Play with the kids. Read the news. Hit the sack. Then... hit the snooze button. Sound familiar? It's the "daily grind." The only difference between a rut and a grave …

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I Want To Be A Sharpened Arrow

Today I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Jimmy Pritchard, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Forney, Texas. He gathered with about a dozen ministers at First Baptist Church of Centerton and shared with us from the depth of his own ministry. Everything he said went straight to my heart and was exactly what I needed to hear. I'm going to share some other thoughts over the next few days, but thought I'd being by relating this thought he shared from the book of Isaiah... …

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Sometimes I Wish You Knew

I define myself with clear priorities. I am first and foremost a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ, a born again child of God. I'm also a husband to an awesome wife, and a Dad to a wonderful daughter. Then I'm a Pastor to a great church. Sometimes I'm also a web and graphic designer. I love all of these realms of life and appreciate the people I've come to know in each. As a Pastor, and I'm sure other church leaders will identify with what I'm about to write, I can say …

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Fifteen Random, But Inspiring Leadership Thoughts

I've been thinking a lot about leadership this evening, and what a privilege influence is. Rather than carefully craft a lengthy article about a single topic, I thought I'd spill out everything I've been pondering and let you sort it out. Here are some random leadership thoughts to get your inner leader's juices flowing... Everybody leads somebody whether they intend to or not. Somebody's always watching you. Leadership isn't about being great, but building great …

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A Good Monday Morning Belly Laugh List

My wife sent this to me - not sure where it came from, but had to share so somebody else might have a good Monday morning belly laugh... At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In-Box." Put Decaf In The …

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My Daughter Gave Her Life to Christ!!!

Yesterday, I was too sick to go to church, so Angie and Ella went. We had a Trunk-or-Treat in which David Stewart, our awesome Children's Ministry Director told a story about a pumpkin. I have no idea what David said, but Angie used it to spark a discussion when we got home. She had enough insight to see the question marks written on Ella's face. She's been asking a lot of questions for a long time. In fact, just a couple of months ago, we had one of those "near misses" in …

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How My Preaching Has Changed

I love preaching! In fact, few other activities bring me the joy of standing before God's people delivering a message from His Word. I'm passionate about it! What I'm really passionate about is seeing the change it brings about in people's lives. When I preach the Word faithfully and passionately, people change into Christlike disciples. And I change too! …

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