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Tagged: “Skillful Living”

Hungry and Homeless

You’ve seen her before: the woman in shabby clothes, braving the weather near a highway exit ramp while holding a sign that says, “Hungry and Homeless. Please Help. God Bless You.” Cue the internal wrestling match.

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What’s in Your Plan?

What might be included in your “spiritual training plan?” Prayer, Scripture, fellowship with others, and sharing your faith might come to mind. All these things need to be included, but we need to think at the heart level.

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What’s in Your Cup?

I have a cup of coffee and you accidentally bump the coffee cup. Now there’s coffee all over the floor. Why is there coffee all over the floor?

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The Value of a Good Question

When we ask good questions, we demonstrate to people that we are interested in what they have to say. We enable ourselves to understand their viewpoints.

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Football Season: Distraction or Opportunity?

People all over our city and country will be gathering around televisions to watch football on Saturdays and Sundays from the beginning of September until the beginning of February, so let’s be intentional and take advantage of this massive cultural opportunity!

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Reflections of a Pastoral Intern

I’ve learned more through this internship than I can express in 700 words. However, for the sake of time and the reader not getting bored, here are the two things which impacted me most…

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Nine Tips for Becoming a Better Reader

While reading does come more naturally to some than others, I do think there are things everyone can do to improve their reading in both frequency and quality. You can become a reader.

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It’s All About the Root

I’ve never been good at growing grass. I could be considered an expert at growing dandelions and other broadleaf weeds, much to the chagrin of my neighbors. One quick look at my lawn a few days after mowing will prove this to you.

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Krispy Kreme, Pizza, & Ice Cream Sandwiches

Temptation. We can’t escape it. It bombards us from all angles and in all varieties. Even Jesus was tempted. How do we battle and overcome it like He did?

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How to Apply Jesus’ Statement, “Judge Not, that Ye be Not Judged”

It’s pretty common to hear someone quote or paraphrase Matthew 7:1, in which Jesus says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.“ Often the person quoting the passage is objecting to being criticized for his behavior.

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