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As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and … Continue reading »

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Because The Way We Live Matters

I am just finishing reading “Start With Why”. It was a fun and thought provoking read. Like most books today, the content wasn’t new just arranged differently to make the authors point. The book did provoke me to reconsider my “why” for what I do. I have devoted my life to helping others become better … Continue reading »

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Fortune cookie wisdom

“Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness” read skinny piece of white paper I tore from my fortune cookie. Christa asked me if I believed that.  I thought for a second and responded “yes, I do”. Taken at the surface its a cute saying, but if you let your mind play … Continue reading »

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Post Christmas Blues

The week after Christmas was one of my favorite until a friend of mine ruined it for me!(just kidding, read his post here: The Week After Christmas Sucks). I do like this week, there is something about the letdown after Christmas and the doldrums of the last week of the year mixed with the anticipation … Continue reading »

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Boycott what?

A post on the Occupy Black Friday website claims the campaign is not an attempt to punish “small businesses or hardworking people.” “We must make a distinction between the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street and the businesses that serve our local communities,” the site said. According to the folks at Occupy … Continue reading »

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Simple truth

This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open.God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, … Continue reading »

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Is prohibition really an answer?

The winter 2011 edition of Leadership Journal printed an interesting article on page 11, entitled “Pastor Blames Facebook For Divorce”. Hmm, that’s funny.  I thought divorce existed before Facebook??  OK, so i know the intended meaning was Facebook is causing additional divorces, but i don’t buy it.  Divorce is a problem of the heart, not … Continue reading »

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Man -> Movement -> Machine

I want to give a shout out to Terra Nova church, who just celebrated their fifth birthday this weekend!  Good to see God’s blessings flourishing in you!!  Check out their annual report, they did a really nice job putting it together. I stopped by to participate in Terra’s celebration and heard Pastor Ed talk passionately … Continue reading »

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Trends for 2020

In this months Church Executive magazine there was an interesting article by Sam S. Rainer III: “Ten [unexpected] trends to surface in 2020″.  Some seemed like no brianers; “Boomer ministries boom”, but a few were more interesting. Staff positions evolve For churches to remain healthy, staff structures will change between now and the next 10 … Continue reading »

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Wikimedia is the  foundation that runs the suite of Wikipedia services that have changed the worlds thinking about knowledge management and collaboration.  As i was consulting Wikipedia this week (as i seem to do daily), i noticed a banner at the top of the page that read: Please read: a personal appeal from Wikipedia founder … Continue reading »

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