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Begin with the End in Mind

November 26th, 2014 · No Comments

“Begin with the end in mind” – That’s another one of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. I didn’t want to steal Covey’s ‘habit’ for my title, but it’s a pretty good fit, so we’ll let it stand. Covey asks you, gentle reader, to close your eyes and imagine that you have just […]

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Obedience vs. Proactivity

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Management guru Stephen Covey says that being ‘proactive’ is the first of seven habits of highly effective people. According to Covey’s ridiculously popular book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (of course), being proactive doesn’t just mean taking initiative, it means choosing your response to what happens to you. Covey writes that most people […]

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The Definition of Success

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

For the last two weeks I’ve been promising you twelve keys to a truly successful life; but all I’ve shared with you are two commandments from the Bible. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I also […]

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How Big is Your Neighborhood?

May 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last week I gave you the number one rule for a truly successful life: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Here’s rule number two: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It’s an old one. I bet you’ve heard it already … but do […]

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The One Thing

May 21st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Remember the movie “City Slickers”? Three guys facing middle age and accompanying crises, wanting to reassess their lives, embark on a two week cattle drive – a sort of hyper-dude-ranch, real cowboy experience for ‘city slickers’. During the drive, one city slicker, ‘Mitch’ rides along with tough as nails cowboy ‘Curly’, and Curly shares with […]

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Wes Smith in Haiti … the rest of the story

March 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I hadn’t heard from Wes Smith in a while. Remember Wes? I wrote about him and his Haiti rescue team deploying do the earthquake ravaged island right after the tragic event. You can review the posts here: “Haiti Relief, January 17” and “Haiti Update, January 18” Haiti team member John Fussle commented on the follow […]

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Running with the Wind

March 18th, 2010 · No Comments

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 I’m a […]

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A Perfect Day

February 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on […]

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Everybody loves the Promised Land but nobody likes the trip

February 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

“The vision is always a fact. It is the reality that is often a fraud.” (G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy) I’ve been to Israel a half dozen times in the last few years. You’d think it would get old after so many visits … it doesn’t. There’s something about Israel, the Promised Land, that’s different from any […]

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Time Travel

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments

“I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2) I remember watching a movie as a boy; “The Time Machine”. The movie, I later discovered, was loosely based on the H.G Wells book of the same name. The movie version has been remade a couple […]

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Haiti Update

January 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Wes Smith (who I wrote about yesterday) Filed an update last night and today. They’re on the ground and working! I wish the big guys could move as fast. Please, please, please, keep Wes’s team in your prayers. Here’s the update: January 18 update: Efficiency, Speed, and Simplicity: The Haitian believers at Lloyd’s mission have […]

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Haiti Relief

January 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday January 12, at 4:53 PM local time a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, its epicenter 15 miles west-southwest of the city, struck Port-Au-Prince Haiti. By now you you know that. On Saturday Paul Antoine Bien-Aime, Haiti’s interior minister told Reuters. “We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies. We anticipate there will be between 100,000 […]

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A Pottery Lesson

January 4th, 2010 · No Comments

“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand …” Jeremiah 18:6 I’ve been reading in Jeremiah for the last few weeks – boy is it a tough book. A lot of folks avoid Jeremiah; they think it’s too difficult to understand, too depressing and too long. They’re right … […]

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Gifts of the Magi

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments

By O. Henry One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times […]

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Explaining Heaven to Bears

December 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14) At True Potential Publishing, we’ve been checking into making all of our printed books available in e-book format as […]

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In Defense of Strays

September 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

“So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.” (Genesis 2:20) We’ve got a cat named ‘Baby’. Let me back up. We’ve got four cats, six dogs, somewhere around fifty fish (the kind you feed, not the kind that feed you), and we’re […]

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Groundhog Day

August 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it […]

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‘Enough’ is an Illusion

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them” (Matthew 6:26) Of all the times I’ve asked God to help me or to provide something for me, I don’t remember ever asking Him for someone I can help or […]

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The Five Covenants of God

July 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tithing still remains a controversial issue in the church, even though I straightened everything out two weeks ago. Boy, I wish more people would read this letter. Amidst the many comments I received from “Forget About Tithing” was one from T___. “… I did read what you said about tithing but it has been pounded […]

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The Cost of Being Perfect

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

“Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come follow me.’” (Matthew 19:21) Hmmm … How about just being good? How much does that cost? The passage at the top of this letter comes from a conversation Jesus […]

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