Tag: relationships

Personality, Position, and Integrity

“The one who lives with integrity lives securely, but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9 Do you know anyone with a big personality? I have several friends whose personalities larger than life. Everywhere they go people are drawn to them like a magnet. What a gift! I thank God for my friends with big personalities. But…

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Building (or Rebuilding) TRUST

In one season or another, every one of us has needed to either build or rebuild trust: the new pastor coming into the church; the husband or wife whose marriage is enduring the heartbreak of hurtful decisions; the political leader balancing what is just with what is popular; the parent speaking timely wisdom to his or her teenager; the friend…

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Healing for a Sorrowful Soul

“My life is down in the dust; give me life through your word. I told you about my life, and you answered me; teach me your statutes. Help me understand the meaning of your precepts so that I can meditate on your wonders. I am weary from grief; strengthen me through your word.” (Psalm 119:25-28) Sorrow of the soul is…

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Every Word a Gift

As a pastor and church leader for twenty years, I have come to believe that many of our problems come back to this—we just don’t know how to talk to people. I am often amazed to sit in a room with a group of people who all agree on the basic fundamentals of an issue and all hope to see…

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If You Build It They Will Come

Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) couldn’t shake the voice in his head. There was something he needed to do, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on what that was. In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, with a little help from Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) and some others along the way, Ray took a leap of faith…

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