Out of Phase #4 – Rules

It is so easy – a very human thing to do - to get just a degree or two out of phase when it comes to rules and begin to serve them. We are not meant to serve the rules, however, they are meant to serve us. Rules are there, not to be our focus, but to keep us focused.

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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

Once we learn this it is so easy to retreat well within the range of our boundaries that we refuse to allow ourselves to enjoy all the freedom living life in the boundaries offers.

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Out of Phase #1 – Being a Servant

To pattern our life after Jesus is to be a servant. Not just seeing past our own needs, but even denying them for the needs of others. This is admirable and it is consistent with our calling as followers of Jesus. However, to model ourselves after servant Jesus, we must do so completely.

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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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