Speak-the-truth-in-love“Whew, glad I got that one off my chest!”

Have you ever uttered these words? Or perhaps you have been nagged for eons by the wisdom you would like to share but just don’t feel it is the right time or place. So today I thought I would lay out the why and when you should say what you need to say. Or not.

First of all, we have to carefully determine if we are in a place where sharing our thoughts or opinions is going to be helpful. Let’s just suppose you and I had a little falling out (ok, it happens). No matter how tactfully I may hand the situation, it is unlikely that I’m now in a place of admonishment.

Admonishment…

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paintingimagesWe often think of calling as a big-picture objective. That it is, indeed. We were all born for a reason, with an intended purpose. We all fit into the big picture of humanity. More people are getting in tune with the notion of discovering the life they were born to live. This is so exciting to see in action! Our calling is, however, much like painting a masterpiece – it is completed one brush stroke at a time. When an artists creates she does so with creativity and skill. She may use many different brushes, colors or shades for emphasis. She may even make outline sketches before she attempts the magnum opus. God works in our lives in the same way, when we allow that to happen. We tend to think of calling as the finished product, like artwork, but the process or journey is just as important. God may call us to action in many different ways.

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Launch 3 covers no dateOne of my favorite blogger friends Carol Peterson is launching a new Bible study series, “With Faith Like Hers.” She has completed 3 books in the series, “I Am Eve,” “I Am Esther,” and “I Am Ruth.” There are 2 more in the works…

Carol sent me a copy of “I Am Eve” – cool even for a dude to read! So I came up with some questions on her series and writing…

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Two Ways To Change History

September 1, 2014 — 2 Comments
back to the future time machine

If you’ve got the gigawatts, one day there just may be another way back to the future. Today, there’s just one honorable way.

The summer doldrums… do you know the feeling? I love the longer days of summer but the heat is a bit much here in Jacksonville, Fla. By the time Labor Day rolls around every year I am yearning for the season of change. Fall. As my mind wandered to change I got to thinking more about it and came up with two ways to change history…

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tower of babel

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Not too long after God flooded the world to start over with Noah, there was a little predicament…

The tower of Babel was built out of man-made materials as a shrine or exhibit to the people who built it. It was an emblem of their greatness, a testimony to their self-worth and identity. They built it tall, as to reach to the heavens, so they would make a name for themselves. They built it as a symbol of their unity.

When the Lord saw the tower He quickly came to a different conclusion:

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