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Resilience

Back in my youth, I used to love riding a skateboard. I was first introduced to skateboarding in 1986 (yep, that dates me). My brother and I spent the summer in Virginia Beach, VA. My stepfather was in the Navy and stationed nearby. I found the wonder of skateboarding in our apartment complex. I learned… Continue reading Resilience

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Sacrificing Virtue for Success

Johnny As a teenager, we cruised! We got in our cars and trucks and drove around our little sleepy town every Friday and Saturday night. Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, there wasn’t much to do, so we crept through the strip playing our music loud while chasing our teenage dreams. I had a… Continue reading Sacrificing Virtue for Success

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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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Cowards, Dogs, & Bullies

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. John Calvin, Protestant Reformer What we say when others speak ill of the absolute truth of God's Word says a lot about us.

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Charleston, SC

This week our country has been rocked again by a terrible mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, SC, where nine people died. A young man named Dylann Roof has been brought into custody as the lead suspect in this atrocity. After the horrendous events in Charleston, many people will demand for Dylann Roof to receive… Continue reading Charleston, SC

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6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition

#1 Spirit Empowered Confidence  The feeling conviction and belief that we can rely on Jesus no matter what. We have to have a growing knowledge and experience that this is true. “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “Such confidence as… Continue reading 6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition

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A Temptation of Early Leadership

One of the greatest temptations in leadership happens within the first weeks and months of holding the position. There are ways to show that you are your own leader with your own style: Communicate clearly Set early expectations Measure the success of those expectations Be involved in people's lives outside of your ministry, organization or… Continue reading A Temptation of Early Leadership