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Mentoring Personal growth

Where There Is No Mentor

By on April 30, 2017

 

“Do or do not. There is no try”
 
Hebrews 13:7  “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”
Years ago I was meeting with a friend who lived overseas.  He told me of the book “Where…


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Lessons learned Personal growth

It’s Not What I Want but Whether I Will

By on 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!!

By on 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

By on 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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Personal growth

My Bucket List

By on December 26, 2016

 

I have never really had a bucket list. But I have spent a good bit of time reflecting on the things that God has done in and through me and was surprised as I considered the past twenty-five years.

I have eaten a sheep’s eyeball and drunk fermented mare’s milk…


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Personal growth

By on December 19, 2016

ANYWAY by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be…


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IRON SHARPENS IRON

By on 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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Personal growth

Gratitude

By on September 23, 2016

Learning the value of gratitude.

I have often told my grandchildren that I am proud of them and have been amazed at their response. “Why, Grumpy?”, they asked. This questions gives me a tremendous opportunity to speak encouragement and truth into their lives. When I affirm a character trait that…

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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Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas where storms will show your majesty; where losing sight of land we shall find the stars.”

—Prayer of Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake