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[3 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 319 views]

There are those who desire to acquire knowledge for its own value—and this is a base vanity. But there are others who desire to have it to edify others—and this is charity. And there are others who desire it so that they may be edified—and this is wisdom.
—Bernard of Clairvaux, The Song of Solomon

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[17 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 280 views]

One step backward does not mean you are defeated. It just means that you need to take a step forward again. But this time wiser.

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[15 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 365 views]

We can find sound advice in the most unlikely of places sometimes, can’t we? Winnie the Pooh himself will tell you he is a “bear of little brain,” but he also has an uncommon, clear-eyed wisdom.
Because of Pooh’s thoughtfulness for his friends (which comes second only to hunny), he would likely make a pretty fair minister, were he not a fictitious stuffed animal. Here are six lessons of ministry we could all stand to learn from the lovable bear who’s all stuffed with fluff.
Lesson 1: “You can’t stay in your …

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[2 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 514 views]

(Psalm 130:1 – 8 )
Timing is critical in business, science, and sports. But, most importantly, it’s essential in the believer’s life. To keep in step with the Lord, we need to carry out His instructions in His timeframe.
Waiting on God means seeking further direction from Him while we remain in our present circumstances. It encompasses an attitude of expectancy and readiness. There are several reasons why patience is our wisest course of action.
First, waiting on God allows us to receive direction. Too often, we make decisions based on the influence …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 322 views]

You say: “It’s impossible”
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)
You say: “I’m too tired”
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )
You say: “I can’t go on”
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: “I can’t figure things out”
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)
You say: “I can’t do it”
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)
You say: “I’m not able”
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: “It’s not …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 290 views]

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 282 views]

Eleanor Roosevelt wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works …