The Main Stream And The Center Are Not Synonymous

August 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The mainstream is usually off-center so don't follow he crowd, any crowd, even the Christian crowd. Be an individual.

“Christian” Is Not Synonymous With “Godlike”

June 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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If God were a Christian what would the world be like?

Becoming Godlike
Is The Aim
Not The Assumption

Never assume that “WWJD” is the same as “What Would A Christian Do.” Christians don’t always think, speak or act like God. Becoming a Christian requires nothing more than repentance and faith, and changes nothing but your heart (nature). The next step is learning to allow the new nature to speak more loudly than the old – becoming Godlike – but that requires an intentional effort over an entire lifetime.

God is out partner in that process and He never stops trying to move us in the right direction, but He doesn’t force the issue. Sadly, some Christians continue to foster the same attitudes after salvation that they displayed before. And this makes one thankful that God isn’t a Christian.

10 Testimonials To “Mom”

May 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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A mother is God's ambassador to a child.

Mom Is Your First
Main Person

Usually when we talk about Mom in church it’s from an outsiders perspective. The focus is on some Mom in the Bible or what the Bible says about motherhood.

All of that is good but it’s a little far removed from where we are now. Relevant, yes, but only in a distant sort of way.

To make Mother’s Day a little more personal I asked people to write down a few thoughts about their Moms and share it with us. They were given three guidelines to help inspire thought. They could share:

  • A word characterizing some special trait of their mother. (Insistent, Understanding, tough, undaunted, etc.)
  • Or a short phrase or line describing what she taught them to do or what they learned from her example. (“She taught me to” . . . or “always talked about” . . .)
  • Or a short paragraph sharing some memorable moment – humorous or serious. (“Once my mother did or said or tried” . . . )

And following is what they wrote: Read more

Jesus Among Many Saviors, Part 2

January 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Dependency dwarfs. Jesus doesn't want that.

Jesus Isn’t The Only Savior
But He Is Unique


With so many people and institutions providing life saving help for those in need, it isn’t quite accurate to say Jesus is the only Savior. But it is fair to say He is unique and that is the point of this and the following post.

When you understand the difference between Jesus and all the other saviors in the world you realize that He’s not only unique but also superior.

Let’s take a look. Read more

Earn The Right To Win, Tom Coughlin – Chapter 4

September 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Change Is One Precursor
To Success


In spite of the heading, this chapter is not about communication – its importance or how to do it better.

Yes, Tom starts the chapter with a few remarks about being clear but after getting through the obligatory “say what you mean and mean what you say” platitudes he launches into the real message, change.

Tom has never been accused of not saying what he thought. He admits to being blunt. What he thinks he says. No one stands around wondering what Tom is thinking but they often forget Tom’s message because his thoughts evaporate in the heat of his critical spirit. His brusqueness creates the kind of undertow that sweeps his message away before it takes root.

And Tom, in almost a confessional tone, says he needed to change. His old style approach to leadership made him a “dinosaur” so an update was needed. Read more

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