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Fully Known, Part 4

Boyhood Wandering My family has a long line of men who have served in the military. It wasn't expected of us; it just happened that way. My childhood in Illinois was spent wandering the urban jungle while holding my M-16 (stick) and camouflaging myself from neighbors and pesky enemies (oncoming cars) with a keen set of… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 4

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Samuel, Churchill & Me

I was Samuel. I am Winston.  My story is as common as a pine tree in the countryside of Georgia. The doesn’t know how to grow up into a man so he makes a mess of his life in a reckless pursuit of his heart, his masculinity and his identity. I have left a lot… Continue reading Samuel, Churchill & Me

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Fully Known, Part 3

Samuel There was a young boy by the name of Samuel. Samuel was smart, athletic, and he had a mysterious curiosity. From the outside, Samuel looked like every other boy, but this wasn’t the real Samuel. Samuel’s mom and dad had divorced when he was eight, and now his mom is married to a man… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 3

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Fully Known, Part 1

I live under the premise that we all want to be heard and understood by others and even by God. This need leads us to be fully known and we have a strong longing for that. To be fully known is to have Someone on your side that you can talk to, gain wisdom from,… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 1

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Bearing Fruitful Character in the Mind & Attitude

The fruitfulness of a believer is transforming into a Christ like Mind. A Christ like mind is led by love, peace, and joy.  Every sin committed against God is an offense to the cross of Jesus Christ. The sins we willfully commit or the ones we commit because of outright laziness. James 4:17 Christ mindedness says… Continue reading Bearing Fruitful Character in the Mind & Attitude

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Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1

Leadership is like a interstate highway system. Just like an interstate has many “on ramps”, the goal is to get to your destination. Similarly, there are many entry points into leadership, but they lead to a certain place, product, or achievement as a church, business, or organization. Every entry into leadership is unique. Some folks start organizations, churches,… Continue reading Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1