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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 223 views]

You have to decide to be good at what you do. Once you have made the decision to do so, Super-Competent by productivity expert Laura Stack, provides the method. Laura has identified six key attitudes or mindsets of people she says are ‘super competent’. that make up the Super Competent person:
Key 1: Activity. They are driven by intense focus on priorities and have a clear sense of direction.
Action: You need to determine what you should be working on.
Key 2: Availability. They control their schedules.
Action: You need to …

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[28 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 136 views]

Ministry Is…
Giving when you feel like keeping,
Praying for others when you need to be prayed for,
Feeding others when your own soul is hungry,
Living truth before people even when you can’t see results,
Hurting with other people even when your own hurt can’t be spoken,
Keeping your word even when it’s not convenient,
Being faithful when your flesh wants to run away.

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[27 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 220 views]

When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 125 views]

The islands were intended as the ultimate luxury possession, even for Dubai.
But the World, the ambitiously-constructed archipelago of islands shaped like the countries of the globe, is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence cited before a property tribunal.
The islands were intended to be developed with tailor-made hotel complexes and luxury villas, and sold to millionaires. They are off the coast of Dubai and accessible by yacht or motor boat.
Now their sands are eroding and the navigational channels between them are silting up, the British lawyer for a company …

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[25 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 100 views]

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 215 views]

Taco Bell pulled all their advertising from a racy MTV show called Skins because, “Upon further review, we’ve decided that the show is not a fit for our brand and have moved our advertising to other MTV programming,”
Now, I’m not advocating MTV nor Taco Bell’s choices of shows to advertise on, but I did find it interesting that there was a line for them that was too far to support with their advertising. I also recognize that their advertising choices are not based on morality, but on economics… outrage your …

Ministry Development »

[21 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 439 views]

Speaking from my limited view, I feel like so much of the problem with pastors is they are just scared to death. They’re scared of their people, they’re scared of deacons, they’re scared, they’re scared, they’re scared. You know, if you’re scared of someone you can’t lead them; you can hardly even influence them. Here’s the pastor who’s been hired ? I tell our business guys all the time, “You’d never go to work for an organization where the customers can hire and fire the president of the company they …

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[20 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 129 views]

It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God.

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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 123 views]

Six humans trapped by happenstance
In dark and bitter cold
Each possessed a stick of wood–
Or so the story’s told.
Their dying fire in need of logs,
But the first one held hers back,
For, of the faces around the fire,
She noticed one was black.
The next one looked cross the way
Saw one not of his church,
And could not bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.
The third one sat in tattered clothes
He gave his coat a hitch,
Why should his log …

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[18 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 359 views]

Frightening thing, this pride. It would rather kill the truth than consider it.