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Fully Known. Wholly Loved.

  Have you ever thought to yourself, “If they knew everything about me (and I mean EVERYTHING), they wouldn’t like me so much.” So you hide your skeletons in the closet, shut and lock the door, then throw away the key. Around certain people, you

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Because Suffering Together is Better

  Years ago my husband took me to Muir Woods, a redwood forest in California. Standing silent and wonderstruck at the base of those trees, I sensed something sacred.  Although redwoods reach to monumental heights, their root system is shallow. If they were made to

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One Way to Safeguard Your Faith in the End Times

I’ve written this post with great love and concern. It contains critical information for your life in this day and age – especially as we move toward the end times in a culture that’s increasingly corrupt and immoral. Here’s an essential point to keep in mind:

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Our Crazy Adventure in Tornado Alley

7:33 a.m. “Stay weather alert today. OKC forecast is high to extreme risk of thunderstorm with tornado potential.” Clint We were on track to travel to Moore, Oklahoma to help with cleanup. The arrangements I had made for lodging and work assignments fell through on

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As Part of the Church are You Leading the Revolution or Just a Preener?

I’ve been running this blog for about two years now. All this time and I have rarely touched on the topic I’m most passionate about – the Church. Namely, mobilizing the body of Christ in the local church. Maybe it’s because I thought no one would

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Does Your Church Nurture Compassion?

Welcome to The Warming House! Glad you stopped by on this cold, snowy day. It’s warm and toasty here. Hope you’re warm and toasty wherever you are. So I’ve been working on a particular book for a lot of years. Recently, I’ve renewed my commitment

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Leadership: A Dangerous Characteristic to Avoid

“Everything rises and falls on leadership. And leadership truly develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside.” 21 Indispensable Qualities

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Great Leaders Unite People

u·ni·ty 1. the state of being one; oneness. 2. a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one. 3. concord, harmony, or agreement. Years ago, God prompted me to implement a learning center Sunday school program in the church where I was on staff. In this dynamic, interactive program, children rotate to various learning centers . . . great for the kids/more work

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What a Great Leader Never Does

The other day, my son and his friends were talking about the presidential candidates. One of his friends said, “If you look past all the bad things Obama has done, he’s really a great leader.” Interesting line of thought. Good leadership is critical to the

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How to Keep Perspective When Ministry Attendance is Low

“Are you kidding me? We came here for 50 people?!” Those were the words of a prominent Christian speaker when he arrived at an event where he was scheduled to speak. Have you ever had those feelings? You spend months planning an event for your

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