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Listen to the Shepherd

September 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Living life well requires following God. Leading others well requires following God. Following God requires hearing God. Yet usually, our Lord doesn't speak in an audible voice. We can't hear him with our physical ears. He has given us...

On Not Getting Killed

July 31, 2014 8:00 AM

Great psychological thrillers, combined with innumerable episodes of crime drama, have given me a healthy appreciation of the dangers of picking up hitchhikers. In sum: hitchhikers bad. First nicey nicey and uber-friendly. Then stabby stabby and a cold, shallow...

Don't Omit the Obvious

May 1, 2014 8:00 AM

In Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic movie The Sound of Music, Maria, the new nanny for the von Trapp family, finds that the children don't know how to sing. So she teaches them the musical scale in song: "Let's start...

Don’t Be a Victim of Your Intellect

April 3, 2014 8:00 AM

It wasn't until I began attending my new church that I realized much of my ministry life has been directed by my own ideas and capabilities and not by total reliance on God. I have always endeavored to "do...

The Dangerous Mistake

January 17, 2013 8:00 AM

Leaders—whether in church ministry or the workplace—often speak of their “calling” as a time of realization, an ah-ha moment. We knew: this is what I was made to do. This is what God has called me to. I am called...

Noticing

June 25, 2012 2:12 PM

Do you ever wonder why some things seem invisible? Why don’t you see the salsa in the refrigerator door? How can you walk right by someone you know and not see them until they say your name? You see...

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