love

It Starts with Love

We have to love the people we work with. Jesus directed us to. He told us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” He wants you to love the people you work with, even those you don’t particularly like. You can’t minister to someone that you don’t love. And since God is love, He’s not going…

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marriage

Marriage . . . In Retrospect

Ronald Wayne, one of the co-founders of Apple Computer, sold his 10% interest in the company for $800 . . . less than two weeks after it started. What would have ended up being worth $75.5 billion was traded away for less than some people pay for a month’s rent. Wayne later said he made…

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Intentionality

The Downside of Intentionality

People tell me I’m one of the most intentional people they know. I’ve given away a hundred copies of a book with a light switch on the cover asking, “Is what you’re about to do ON or OFF purpose?” I own the URL intentionality.org. I’m serious about being on purpose and intentional. But years ago,…

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eclipse

99%

Unless you are living alone in a cave, you know about the rare coast-to-coast total eclipse that happened in America on August 21st. Since my daughter’s family lives smack-dab in the middle of ‘the area of totality,’ we couldn’t miss the chance to see this thing. My son’s family lives in Athens, GA, about 32…

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humility

True Humility

Bob Lupton is one of Atlanta’s spiritual pillars. His work in the inner city is legendary and his best-selling book Toxic Charity sheds fresh light on the effect of well-meaning ministry on the people being served. This post is from Bob’s monthly newsletter “Urban Perspectives.” Check out fcsministries.org for more info. The man introducing me…

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gratitude

Gratitude: The Only Sure Cure for Anxiety

“The American holiday of Thanksgiving traces its roots all the way back to 1621, when colonists held a harvest feast with local natives. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln declared an official Thanksgiving day in late November. In the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to move the holiday a few days earlier, but after widespread discontent, eventually…

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milestone

The Missing Milestone

Today’s post is from Jeff Henderson who leads Gwinnett Church in North Atlanta. Jeff and his good friend David Salyers have seen a need and met it with outstanding results. If you’ll ever have a middle school son or grandson, don’t miss this! Over the years, as our kids have grown older, people have often…

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what men want

What Men Want

I’m going to go way out on a limb and tell you what you want. If you’re a married man with kids, these three things are ‘it’ . . . Emotional connection with your wife – You may think you want sex, companionship, cooperation, respect, admiration and even submission, but what you really want is…

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elephant

The Elephant Herd

When we were invited to a mentoring event at Dunwoody United Methodist Church recently, an elephant herd stole the show! Under the leadership of Pat Morgan, a lay leader at DUMC, their 7 male mentors have now mentored 115 men with more groups underway. But their women’s Titus2 program has also been thriving. In fact,…

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