Category Archives: growth

The Stony Ground

I was in junior high school when our school burned. The night sky glowed red from the flames and could be seen from miles away. The school was rebuilt in another location and I graduated in a new school.  In … Continue reading

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10 Directives to Dads

A study of the 6th chapter of Deuteronomy is a wonderful text for fathers.  The statements of “You shall” or “You shall not” comprise a list of 10 directives to Dads.  I have them marked in my Bible. You shall … Continue reading

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The Honey Bee

I love honey and eat it almost every day.  I use it in my tea.  I eat it in my oatmeal.  It is one of nature’s health foods.  The list of benefits is almost endless.  This being spring and the … Continue reading

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READ

There is an old adage in education stating that by 3rd grade you learn to read and then you spend the rest of your life reading to learn.  You learn to read and then read to learn.  Think about that … Continue reading

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Character and Reputation

Schwarzkopf and Wooden A serious study of leadership could include Norman S. Schwarzkopf and John Wooden.  These were two men whom I greatly admired.  They are both gone now but their lessons live on.  Let us visit each briefly and … Continue reading

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Be or Do

I recently heard a speaker make the observation that instead of putting the emphasis on what GOD wants us to do, maybe we should first emphasize what GOD wants us to be. Now this is not to say our “do” … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Our Day

Leadership is the great crisis of our day in the church.  Such an observation has been made by many.  The Bible relates many examples of leadership.  Consider Ezra.  In the closing events of the Old Testament when GOD’S people were … Continue reading

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Grow up

I love the spring time.  It is a time of renewal, a time of growth.  I remember as a young man growing up on the farm, it was a time to plant.  By this time we would be putting fertilizer … Continue reading

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Intellectual vs Circumstantial

Are you happy?  Are you a generally content person?  The pursuit of happiness is strange in that if one makes happiness, fulfillment, or contentment their goal, it will likely go unfulfilled.  That is to say, if you make happiness your … Continue reading

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Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

In the movie, What About Bob, the lead character, an extremely needy personality, has the following line:  “Gimme, gimme, gimme, I need, I need, I need.”  Bill Murray stars as the neurotic Bob Wiley in one of my favorite comedies. … Continue reading

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