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Lessons learned Mentoring

Unsolicited advice – Always viewed as Criticism

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May 8, 2017

 
UNSOLICITED ADVICE
It is so easy to miss our own failures when we are considering the failures of others. As a young man and sadly even into middle age, I was all too eager to help others as I watched them make, what in my mind, were poor decisions, bringing…


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The Power of Asking Great Questions

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February 23, 2017

“How are you today,” I asked. “Fine, and you”, he replied. I truly wanted to know how he was and I wanted to tell him that I was doing great as well. More often than not a real learner will ask us the very questions that we are asking…


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Lessons learned Personal growth

It’s Not What I Want but Whether I Will

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February 6, 2017

 

 

While I was in seminary I was struggling in my marriage, with personal disciplines, and with my studies.  It was during this time that God brought a mentor and friend into my life who challenged me to pay a price to really become all that God intended for me…


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Questions from a fellow pilgrim!!

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February 4, 2017

 

Ephesians 5:15-20

I have settled many of these things in my heart.  My convictions are set. Or are they.  In light of this passage these are some of the questions I sometimes ask myself:

How do I best rest and recharge? Is it okay to just sit, work a crossword…


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Lessons learned Mentoring Personal growth

Mentoring in the Moment

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January 20, 2017

 

Yesterday was a difficult day for me as well as a day that brought me great encouragement.  It was 8:00am and I was on my way to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned.   That is a white knuckle event for me.  I am sure that you don’t…


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Iron Sharpens Iron

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December 14, 2016

 

There are some things that just stay with a man. For me, one of those things was words from my son about thirty years ago. Though his words were not meant to be a rebuke they served that purpose in my life, nonetheless. I can still see the moment…


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IRON SHARPENS IRON

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December 1, 2016

Iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Never have I been more aware of the implications of this verse than I was yesterday. I had an early breakfast with a young professional and lunch with another. Sandwiched between was some time at the gym with my friend…


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Why was I surprised?

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November 4, 2016

 
“It matters little what form of prayer we adopt or how many words we use. What matters is the faith which lays hold on God, knowing that He knows our needs before we even ask Him. That is what gives Christian prayer its boundless confidence and its joyous certainty.”…

JOHN D. BROOKS
Wichita, KS

I am a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I aim to lead a life worthy of my Lord with the utmost humility, to please him in every way, to bear fruit in every good work and to continuously grow in the knowledge of God.

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