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He’s Praying For You!

He’s Praying For You!

How do we hear God’s love for us? Let me give us a place to start – Jesus. I am utterly confident that Jesus knew the Father’s voice in prayer. In the chamber of His inner life, He listened to the words of our Father in Heaven. And, the Word of God assured Jesus that He was loved. Jesus knew the Father accepted Him as the beloved. Jesus knew the inner safety of God’s love, even in the face of the cross. The Father would deliver Him. Jesus knew that He was free to be exactly who God sent Him to be.

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Career Change: Moving Up, Moving On, Moving Out (Part 3)

Career Change: Moving Up, Moving On, Moving Out (Part 3)

Our understanding of the psychology of transition was born in studies of bereavement, especially the work of Kubler-Ross[1], first published in 1969. People going through workplace transition experience the five stages of grief. The stages are 1-denial, 2-anger, 3-bargaining, 4-depression, 5-acceptance. The psychology of grief was then applied to the Peace Corp to help deal with culture shock.[2] The worksheets are still in use today. Indeed, for people going through transition in the work place, it feels like culture shock, which is also described in stages.[3] Within a decade the application was made to career transitions.[4]

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Career Change: Moving Up, Moving On, Moving Out (Part 1)

Career Change: Moving Up, Moving On, Moving Out (Part 1)

Personnel changes come in three forms – moving up, moving on, and moving out. In the course of a career, most people are subjected to all three. Moving up results in a larger office and paycheck, but the political and personal challenges may be painful and demanding. Moving on to

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The Influence of a Leader Who Loves

The Influence of a Leader Who Loves

  John Maxwell declares, “All leadership is influence.” Michael McKinney presses the thought, “Leadership is intentional influence.” A leader who gives in love is a leader who grows in influence. What gifts can a leader give? Here are three gifts of love a leader can bring to the team: The

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What God Wants – FOR – Me?

What God Wants – FOR – Me?

  Honestly, you would have misread the title of this blog if I hadn’t set aside the key word, FOR. You are more accustomed to asking the question, “What does God want FROM me?” It is natural to ask the “from” question. It is the question we ask of each

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Who Am I? I Am a Follower of Jesus

Who Am I? I Am a Follower of Jesus

  Jesus knows who He is:  Bread of Life, Light of the World, Good Shepherd, Resurrection and the Life.  And, me? I am one who follows Jesus.   I follow the Bread of Life He takes me by the hand, and suddenly we are on a lakeside with thousands of

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YOUR OWN GETHSEMANE

YOUR OWN GETHSEMANE

Jesus left the upper room and made straight for the Garden of Gethsemane: The night air carried the odors and noises of overcrowded Jerusalem. The path through the Kidron Valley was a gruesome hike. Located just below the temple courts, the runoff of excess blood and refuse from Passover sacrifices

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God’s Glory; the Devil’s Lie

God’s Glory; the Devil’s Lie

  Consider this thought from a wonderful Christian in the early days of the Church, Irenaeus (130-202 AD):  “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.”  For many, this thought is a hurdle.  It is a challenge to believe that God is glorified when you experience full life. 

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Who Am I?   I Am God’s Child!

Who Am I? I Am God’s Child!

“And, who are you?”  You have been asked to introduce yourself.  The expected answers include your work and your family, your good deeds and your values.  However, I am asking the question at a deeper, eternal level, “And, who are you?”  Beyond work, beyond family, beyond the expected, beyond the

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Spiritual Authenticity

Spiritual Authenticity

Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 62   Spiritual authenticity means living true to your best in Christ each day.  First, live true in Christ; be honest and open before God who loves you as you are.  Second, strive for your best in Christ; trust and follow Him who will use each situation to make

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