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Leadership – Here And There

I just left the Maximum Impact simulcast hosted by Work Matters of Northwest Arkansas, and it's left me hungering for a greater realm of influence. We heard from such leaders as John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Dan Cathy. I make it point never to take notes at conferences such as …

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Buying Into A Great Idea

Great ideas abound. They're a dime a dozen, really. But some ideas become huge realities, successful businesses, great churches and ministries. What makes the difference? According to John Maxwell, part of the solution to this question may be contained in what he terms "the law …

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This Mysterious Thing Called Church

In this new Wednesday evening message series, I'm going to be talking about a very misunderstood subject - the church - in light of what God's Word has to say about it. What a privilege it is to be a part of a local church family! …

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A Little Church Web Site Discipline

I began doing freelance web site design primarily because of a tremendous lacking of high quality web sites among today's churches. For most churches, maintaining a web site seems a trifle luxury, but I see it as a necessity. Even still, I'll admit that many churches with web …

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One Awesome Generation

This past weekend, our church held a DiscipleNow weekend with our teens. Chris Selby, whom God is using in amazing ways as Youth Minister at Maysville Baptist Church, led our kids through The Gospel Journey, a video series about evangelism. I was made aware of the power of this …

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The Josiah Generation

One of my favorite Bible heroes is Josiah, the eight-year-old king of Israel. When he was a teenager, he commissioned some repairs on the Temple and the Book of the Law was recovered and brought to him. He took it and read it privately and it sparked a passion in his heart to see …

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God Must Be Up To Something

Part of Red Square

When Satan attacks, it's usually because God is up to something pretty neat. I told you in yesterday's blog that we dealt with delays, flight problems, ice on the road, and crazy driving. I forgot to mention that one of the ladies who was coming had pneumonia and couldn't make …

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On Russian Soil

Yesterday, I headed out of Bentonville at about 6:30 a.m. for the Tulsa International Airport. On the way, I drove through snow and saw about 15 cars off the road and slowed down to about 25 mph. Finally I broke free in time to get to the airport to find our flight delayed a …

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Legalism Free

Our second message in the Wednesday evening message series, Exposed: Shocking Truths About Liberated Living, pertained to the idea that we can live legalism free! Legalism is perhaps an overused term, but it's also an over-lived one. It's defined in different ways by different …

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To Flash Or Not To Flash

Flash designers amaze me. I thoroughly enjoy making graphic mockups, slicing them up and coding them for the web, then integrating them into a content management system. But those who can take a blank canvas and turn a movie into a website baffle my mind. However... Flash-based …

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