Out of Phase #4 – Rules

Rules are good. Rules are needed. In much the same way we need boundaries with personal relationships, rules are – simply put – boundaries for us. It is so easy

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Out of Phase #3 – Responsibilities

Let’s face it. Even though responsibilities sometimes feel like a killjoy or even a burden they are needed for giving us purpose, instilling character, and developing an attitude of perseverance.

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Out of Phase #2 – Boundaries

Boundaries are another area of my life where I have experienced being a couple degrees out of phase. This has happened in a few different ways. The struggle with having

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Out of Phase #1 – Being a Servant

For the last six weeks or so I’ve been pondering something our pastor said in a recent sermon. He reminded us that our enemy doesn’t try to get us to

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The Stewardship of Grace

What is something with which you have been entrusted? It may be watering the neighbor’s plants while they are on vacation, your position at work, the care of a grandchild,

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Living Out Your Passions

If someone were to ask you what you were most passionate about what would you say? More than just your favorite band, author, or sports team, what is your true

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Forbearance

I have always loved words. You would have never known this listening to me speak with my poor English and Hoosier accent as I was growing up, but words have

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Do The Hard

As the saying and slogan goes “Life is Good.” However, in all of its goodness there are ups and downs, times of plenty and times of want, sickness, health, loneliness,

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The Armor of God

Recently I have been studying Ephesians 6:10-18. In this text the Apostle Paul uses the metaphor of a Roman soldier’s armor to communicate to us how to prepare for the

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Calling

I routinely send inspirational or motivational quotes to those I coach. Recently, I sent one that resonated more than most others. It was a quote from www.ashepherdsheart.org that said, “Someone,

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