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This Could Be Your Greatest Year Yet

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I've always considered a new year as a fresh start. A time to right what I did wrong and place something new where something needs to be replaced. For mosts of my adult years (if not also in my elementary ones) I've made a list of my hopes and dreams for the next twelve months. It has been my...

A Tour of My Office: How You Set Up your Space Matters

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I will never forget my first real office.  It took me over four weeks to make it my own and move in. I thought through every little thing, including where I would dump the espresso grounds from my in-office commercial espresso machine. As I've had more offices over the last decades, I've bee more responsible and intentional with my space. If...

When Brokenness is a Great Strength

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At times it seems that the economy of heaven is upside down. We are used to a this fight-to-win-it world which declare loudly that only the weak will fail. Yet, in God's eyes, the only way to succeed is to spend your soul at the deepest level. We are called to lose our life. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will...

Tips and Templates for Performing a Wedding

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One of the joys in my pastoral ministry has been to prepare people for marriage and then stand at the end of the isle with them as they make their vow for a life of love. Weddings are special. Each one is full of life-long memorable moments. Every wedding I have done has been as unique as the couple that...

These 6 Lessons Will Help You be a Better Pastor

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To be known is to be loved. All people have a deep need to belong; when we do not have a sense of belonging, we will look for it relentlessly. We long for this in our families and with our friends. In the relationships where we are known intimately yet still accepted, we count those as safe places to...

The High Calling of Caring

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I recently looked up the word, “Shepherd” in the dictionary. This is what I found: shepherd |ˈ sh epərd| |ˈʃɛpərd| |ˈʃɛpəd| noun A person who tends and rears sheep. Figurative a member of the clergy who provides spiritual care and guidance for a congregation. The task we are called to as pastors and elders is not a simple one. Anytime one person is...

Why is Church Membership Important?

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Why is carefully practicing church membership and discipline critical to the growth of the saints and the evangelism of the church? The aim of the Church is to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by pursuing people to believe in Jesus and turn to Him for salvation. When a person believes in Jesus Christ and repents from their old way...

Creating a Biblical List of Goals for the New Year

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One day while Molly and I were riding in the car  I asked her, “Next year, at the beginning of 2012, what do you want to look back and say you accomplished in 2011?” She begin her answer with a quick review of what she had wished she had done differently last year and then said, “So here is...

4 Defining Moments in a Pastor’s Marriage

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All marriages are marked by defining moments. Those moments where a realization, decision, or experience changes something fundamental in your life and marriage. Here are four defining moments common among pastors...

Easy Solution for the Pastor with Too Much Email

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I remember when email first came onto the scene.  Wait, I can send this message and my friend will get it right away?  It's like writing letters, but without the lag-time!   Fast forward to now, and there are few pastors, including me, who don't wrestle with how to manage email in a way that prevents it from controlling our...

No One Admires Busy, Right?

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I hate that the main characteristics of my life is that I am so busy. If you ask an of my friends or acquaintances what they would say about me, I am sure that 9 out of 10 of them would say is that “he is so busy”. How dreadful is it that when I am talking to someone and...