Avoiding Detours

Road Closed Sign on Street Repair

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. I was returning from a speaking engagement and it was very late. As I turned onto the road, I looked for the entrance

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The Maestro

Hands Of The Conductor

Tap! Tap! Tap! All of sudden, the once rowdy group came to order. The crowd’s chatter died down. It was time to start the show. The maestro had arrived and the concert was to begin. There’s just something about the presence of a maestro. His presence brings order out of chaos. It signifies the beginning of a wonderful musical masterpiece. The atmosphere becomes reverent

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Terrific Potential

A green two-way street sign pointing to Dead End and Opportunity

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) A shoe manufacturer decided to open his business to the Congo market and sent a salesman to the underdeveloped country. The salesman wrote, “Prospect here nil. No one wears shoes.” The

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I Know

Faith Door

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 There are perhaps no two more powerful words than the words “I know.” I know what you’re going through. I know what it is like. I know how you

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Letters From Our Listeners—May 2015

listener-letters

We receive emails from our listeners around the world every month and they are so encouraging and humbling to us. We’d like to share some of those with you: Location: United Kingdom Comments: Hi from good old U.K. (Huntingdon Cambridgeshire) My wife had a tumble in the garden today and we had to call an ambulance. I came home from the hospital and started

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Work In Progress

Work In Progress Concept

A few years ago while I was still newly-employed at my job, I kept hearing my boss refer to the “year-end WIP reports”, and I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about. Being new to all those accounting office buzz words, and wanting so to make a good impression, I privately asked a co-worker what WIP stands for. She kindly replied, “work

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Steps Out Of Anger

Angry couple

We all have to deal with anger. So, how can we resolve anger? Here are five important steps to get out of the anger trap: Step 1: SORT IT OUT Try to understand why you are angry. Remember, there is a difference between the normal irritations in life and a persistent state of anger. Step 2: COUNT THE COST One of the predominant causes

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Effective Leadership

leadership

“And when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in Him and in Moses His servant.” Exodus 14:31 What makes an effective Christian leader today? Is it charisma? Is it ability? Is it communication and oratory skills? God’s view of an effective leader has nothing to do with these qualities.

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I Am Not Ashamed

Christian background - man carrying a cross up hill

I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

Cute Child Traveling And Looking Out Train Window Outside

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me

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