Wiser

There is an ancient proverb that says, “He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool—shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child—teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep—wake him. But he who knows and knows that […]

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the majestic (can you see it?)

At this moment in the early weeks of autumn, how are you doing at having eyes that can see the majestic? If we are not careful life, with its grind, pressure, demands, and busyness, can drain the majestic out of our vision. In Psalm 8:1, King David said, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your […]

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Your personality deficiencies

Every one of us has spectacular giftedness and talent in certain areas of our life. Conversely, we also have corresponding or alternate weaknesses in our lives, and in light of this, it is often said in the worlds of leadership or business that people should “staff their weaknesses.” They should gather people around them who […]

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Messy but Magnificent

One of the pastors that I work with at Grace recently shared with me a theme for one of her upcoming ministry areas in 2019 and it was so good that I have to share it with you. Her inspired ministry theme is messy but magnificent. Don’t you love it? That is both who and […]

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Hard work mistaken for talent

One of several books that I have  been perusing recently is Erwin McManus’ 2014 The Artisan Soul, wherein Erwin beautifully describes the interplay between hard work and talent. He writes: “Eventually art becomes craft. The combination of talent and passion funneled through the crucible of discipline and determination resulted in an expression of skill and […]

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