Tag Archives: service

Do, Because You Are


Consider this a kinder, gentler version of past ruminations on this subject…. as well as (in the case of the next paragraph) a leveraging of one small reworking within Lay It Down: the book (in hopeful anticipation of official publication … Continue reading

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Pick It Up—Put It On—Walk It Out — a small-group session


This  session is based upon the following past devotionals—scroll down as needed: Pick Up Yr Cross Pick Up Yr New Life Put on Your New Self Put on Eternity Walk It Out For this session, you’ll need…. • 1 old, … Continue reading

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Put on Eternity


If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth… seeing … Continue reading

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Pick Up Your Cross


Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Love (Retreat Session 4)


Throughout the course of this retreat, as promised, you’ve been exposed to—and sometimes thrown into in—just a few of the spiritual disciplines. But the fact is, every spiritual discipline is a form of worship. It’s a way of being intentional … Continue reading

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Without Love, I’m Nothing


Think about your last bad experience while going out to eat, whether it was a four-star restaurant or a fast-food joint…. What went wrong? What could have been prevented, and how? How could—or did—others help make things right, even if … Continue reading

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Born to Lea… SERVE.


Think about a humbling or humiliating situation you’ve faced—for example, a layoff or demotion at work, something big you tried that failed in front of everyone, or even something embarrassing that happened when you were growing up. Besides “humbled” or … Continue reading

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Merge With Care


Over the last few months, in what ways have you seen your faith and everyday life become more “mixed”? How has that changed you? How has it challenged you? Here’s one more question: How have others in your life—both Christian … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward: discipleship version


If you’ve never seen the movie Pay It Forward, you’ve probably at least heard the concept, although you may or may not have been given the full picture. Usually it’s portrayed as: One person does a good, unselfish deed for … Continue reading

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