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Mentoring Personal growth

Where There Is No Mentor

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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 Mentoring

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…

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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…

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Lessons learned Personal growth

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…

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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…

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Personal growth

My Bucket List

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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…

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Personal growth

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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…

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Lessons learned Mentoring

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…

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Lessons learned Personal growth Uncategorized

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…

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Leadership

Every Leader a Visionary

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November 13, 2016

Every leader is a man or woman of vision! Bold statement? Yes. You might be tempted to say “not me”. “I am not a…

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Lessons learned

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…

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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, when we are too pleased with ourselves; when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little; when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore.

“Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life.

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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