Tag Archives: character

Loving What’s REALLY Good


There’s a very revealing scene in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as Harry encounters the Mirror of Erised. Watch it here and the first couple minutes of here, then consider: • What do you think of Dumbledore’s … Continue reading

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Following Jesus to Work


Think of the last sports competition you watched where there was a questionable call, or the last story you read involving some kind of cheating scandal. How did watching or reading about it make you feel—especially if it involved your … Continue reading

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For the Love of Money


What’s one snack or other food you regularly craved as a kid? For me it was Buitoni Instant Pizza. (Sorry, this was the only image I could find — on a Facebook fan site, no less.) Well, any pizza. And … Continue reading

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Address Your Stress


When have you felt like you’ve had more things thrown at you than you could handle? How do you normally respond when that happens? Not all stress is bad. But when it costs us life with God, we have a … Continue reading

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Temper, Temper


Even if you’re not into “chick flicks” (present company included), there’s a great scene in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes  that sets today’s message up perfectly. Watch here, have a good laugh, then let’s get down to business: • What … Continue reading

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How to Lead Without Being the Boss


We know a gifted leader when we see one. We recognize that God has given that person certain abilities or character traits that make him or her the obvious (or at least easiest) choice to lead others. What we may … Continue reading

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Loving and Growing Your Children


We’re continuing our Wednesday explorations of  bringing Jesus further into our deepest relationships, and this week we focus on our relationships with our children. For some of us, these might be the deepest relationships we have. But unlike our relationships … Continue reading

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Who’s the most important person in your life?


Who’d you come up with? And don’t spiritualize/cop out on this question and say “Jeee-sus.” I’m talking about the most important person on this earth to you. Now, why is he or she the most important person to you? And … Continue reading

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Following Jesus Where You Already Are


Find yourself a  “Help Wanted” section in your newspaper (or if you like, visit an online job site). Take a minute to to look through the listings. What are some of the more interesting jobs advertised? Which ones do you … Continue reading

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