Devotions

Not Just the “Beautiful People”

Do you wonder if God doesn't want you as part of His family? If so, I have good news for you.

Devotions

It’s OK to Ask

Sometimes, it's better to set our authority aside and just ask someone to do the right thing.

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Missing the Problem While Disagreeing on the Solution, Part 2

How do we deal those who are solving important problems differently than we would?

Devotions

Be the Tree, Part 2

Let's consider what it means for part of our role in the church to be keeping other members from becoming detached and spiritually starved.

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Member Owned and Operated

Although members of the church can - and should - cooperate, is the church a cooperative?

Devotions

First Place is Already Taken 

If we are never going to be in charge of Jesus' church, what drives us to keep doing our best?

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Those We’ve Never Met

Can God bless those we've never met, when we would rather pray for them than for the people we do know?

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Holding Things Together Takes Some Strength

It takes a lot of force to hold important things together. The good news is that we do not have to do so through our own strength.

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Worker Productivity

If "work expands to the time allotted", how can we be most productive for what really matters?

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No Millennials. No Boomers.

For all this talk about naming each generation and classifying their personalities, I have never met an entire generation at once.

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Destination: Maturity (Part 1)

Learning a new skill is a lot more effective when we have something to practice that skill on.

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We’re Glad Everyone Else is Here, Too

When we welcome visitors, shouldn't we also welcome those whose faithfulness has enriched the body of Christ?

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The Whole Deck

Sometimes, I think that great things aren't accomplished for God because the body of Christ acts in a manner that is too "diffused".

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C-Suite

We each may have wished that we were in charge of things, but maybe that role isn't really what we should aspire to.