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We Forgot To Ask for Our Daily Bread

It has been said that a historian is a prophet in reverse. I do believe we can learn from the past, but we don't. I also think that the conditions leading up to the 1929 stock market crash have been increasingly prevalent again today. As of today, about 45% of the world's wealth has been destroyed and now banks from 20 countries are going to meet together to figure out how one world bank might alleviate some of the global banking situation. Our government is looking to spend …

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I’m In Love with Chick-fil-A

First, the entertaining video, then my thoughts... I consider myself a self-appointed Chick-fil-A brand evangelist, and there are several things I think other businesses, and even churches, can learn from what I've observed. Here are some reasons why I love Chick-fil-A for more than just their awesome chicken sandwiches... …

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What If Times Get Tough?

John Owen preached in the early 1660's in London. He felt that his times were times of increasing immorality and that God's impending judgment upon the city was inevitable. Hear his words... You know that for many years, without failing, I have been warning you continually of an approaching calamitous time, and considering the sins that have been the causes of it... I have told you that judgment will begin with the household of God; that God seems to have hardened our …

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The High Road Principle by John Maxwell

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Build Virtual Lego Models On Your Computer With Lego Digital Designer

via makeuseof.com After all these years, I get to play with legos again! …

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Bold Leadership: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis

To be honest, the title of this post is a misnomer in some respects. Bold leadership sometimes requires we ignore any assessment of cost versus benefit. There are just times when the cost is worth it no matter what, such as when truth or integrity is at stake. At other times, we need to ascertain the damage of a risky decision, such as when a "smart" move might hurt someone we love. These are the inner conflicts leaders face daily. Consider these questions that swim …

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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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The Ultimate Follow

This post is inspired by #followfriday, a weekly event in which users of Twitter recommend their friends to other friends, but this article isn't about Twitter at all. It's about the 'ultimate' follow. Ready for it? ...(John the Baptist) looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, 'Behold the Lamb of God! and the two disciples heard him (John) speak, and they followed Jesus. ~ John 1:36-37 The single most life-changing decision we can ever make is to follow Jesus. …

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God’s Kingdom On Earth – Wouldn’t That Be Great?

Richard Baxter once prayed, "Lord, what thou wilt, when thou wilt, where thou wilt." And he meant it. But where on earth can we go to find a place where God's will is done perfectly? Nowhere - only in God's "kingdom" is His will carried out with perfection. …

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Abortion, Conscience, and the Freedom of Choice

People should not be required to participate in abortion procedures. Period. In any sensible culture, that would make sense. But we're currently living in times when social liberals have gone mad and many conservatives who beat around the bush a few months ago have helped them along. If you haven't heard, the Department of Health and Human Services is considering repealing a policy instated by the Bush administration protecting the right of healthcare providers to abstain …

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