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Whatever it takes

If you played football for my high school coach, you did “whatever it takes” to win.  “Whatever it takes” ranged from strength and conditioning, studying the playbook, learning the fundamentals of your position, doing well in class, adhering to a standard of conduct, attending practice and team meetings to putting it all together on the...

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Priorities

Obviously, as Christians, our priorities include God, family, church and our job.  In case you’re wondering, I include job because our work is God ordained. Ideally, we consider these (I call them the Big Four) to be our priorities.  However, unfortunately we don’t necessarily practice a lifestyle that reflects a biblically influenced order of priorities....

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Managing the Margins

In most cases, as Christians, we know what we should be doing.  It is clear from the mouth of Jesus that our mandate is to “make disciples.” With that said, even though most of know what we need to do, many of us struggle with how to do it. And, surprisingly, even many pastors are...