Tithe as a Stumbling Block!?

The Tithe as a Stumbling Block?

I’m going to get in trouble with this post. I can feel it. So many of us (including me) swallow hard when someone challenges one of our long-held religious practices. So please stay with me and hear me out before abandoning ship and looking for the ‘unsubscribe’ button. I believe the concept of the tithe…

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Start a Business? Not So Fast . . . (Part II)

Rushing to entrepreneurship can be awful. Last post, we began a discussion on starting a business with a litany of reasons not to do it . . . or at least to go slow. Here are a few more to consider with a note of encouragement at the end. Don’t start without enough capital –…

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Start A Business? Not So Fast . . . (Part I)

In almost every Radical Mentoring group, there’s a guy who wants to start his own business. I’ve helped a couple get going successfully but have also talked several off the ledge. So this post may shock you after my recent post when I said you have to own something to become wealthy. There’s a lot…

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Sheep Without a Shepherd

Kids are like sheep. They’re on their way to independence but for now, they’re powered by their youth and energy and endangered by their lack of experience. Unlike sheep, they can learn from their mistakes . . . if they choose to . . . if they can keep it together until they mature Like…

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7 Nuggets For First Job Seekers

If you mentor younger men (or women for that matter), you’ll ultimately be in a conversation about career choices. It might be your son or son-in-law, the son of a friend or someone from your church. I’m sometimes asked to meet with young guys who are about to start their careers. In the last few…

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Have You Lost Your Jesus Part 1

Have You Lost Your Jesus? (Part I)

“Tell me where you lost the company of Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find him,” says Charles Spurgeon. He goes on to quote an old proverb . . . “Look for a thing where you dropped it, it is there.” When I lose my awareness of Jesus in my…

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When Is Advice Taken As Criticism?

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and had a light come on . . . like “Hey, I’ve been where he is. I can help this guy. I know what he should do.” As soon as there’s a break in the conversation, you share your advice only to get a terse look…

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Self-Rejecting People

One of my favorite questions for my mentees . . . “If you open your car door and accidentally ‘ding’ someone’s car, what do you say to yourself in the moment?” As long as I remember, my answer’s been the same . . . “You idiot!” I might ask 10 before I find one who…

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Fresh Eyes

As I’m starting this new year . . . with a new lung and a new lease on life, I’m asking God to give me fresh ‘eyes to see.’ We get so accustomed to the rhythms and routines of life, we become numb to the things, people and circumstances we’re in and around each day.…

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