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Pride and Leading as a Servant

Google defines pride as: “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.“ Most of us are proud, or want to be proud of who we are. In practice this usually takes on … Continue reading »

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Pride and Leading as a Servant

Google defines pride as: “ . The difference between these two is the object of our satisfaction: will I be satisfied by God or will I be satisfied by my achievements? Realizing this dichotomy is the beginning of transformation. Once we decide we will draw our satisfaction from God, it is easier to see that … Continue reading »

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Posting from Evernote

I use Evernote pretty extensively on all of my devices. I found a great WordPress plugin to sync my Evernote folder with my blog; Sentinote. It also uses markdown which I haven’t tried yet, but will be testing out here! Like it! Unlike

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Looking for a computer programmer

Grace is at a place in our growth where IT is needed as a primary support for progress. There are many work processes which need to be automated.  Our Computer Programmer will be responsible for all system automation and software development. The right candidate will: Be a Christ follower (at least 3 years) and member … Continue reading »

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Selfishness

In this passage we are face to face with the fact that the essence of sin is to put self in the place of God. This quote is from William Barclay in response to Romans 1:18-23. Simply restated, the essence of sin is selfishness: in the garden, Eve wanted what she wanted more than what … Continue reading »

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Life and Death

I am sitting here at the hospital with Mim (short for memere  french for grandma.  My father’s mother).  Mim is resting, somewhat quietly in a drug induced nap.  They give her something to “calm her down” when she starts to get aggressive.  Mim had a stroke last Thursday and has been in the hospital since.  The … Continue reading »

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Who has gone before us?

A couple weeks ago i was at a dinner party with my wife.  There i met a gentlemen in his mid 80’s.  I spent the better part of the evening listening to and talking with him.  I was enthralled.  I left our conversation distressed, as it was a truly enjoyable conversation, much more so than … Continue reading »

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Who’s your daddy?

If someone asked your kids about you what would they say?  Do they know what you do? What impression do you leave on them? A brutal statistic suggests that fathers have less than 5 minutes of meaningful conversation with their kids each day.  This is sad.  We as fathers are responsible for our children growing … Continue reading »

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Do we need a doctor?

I love this clip from Patch Adams.  Not because i want to be a doctor, but because it speaks to me about being a Christ follower.  In the clip, replace Doctor with Christian and see what you get from it. Sometimes church seems like a club, and those who are saved get the “insider” mentality.  Jesus … Continue reading »

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An Interesting Question – Response

Last week i posted an interesting question i had recieved.  On request, this week I am posting the answer i sent to the question. Hello Marie,   I am sorry that you have not received an answer to your questions.  I am not sure who you asked, but any of our staff should have been able to … Continue reading »

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