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New Book on Marriage

I have more book ideas than I have time to write them.  While I enjoy writing books, it is a difficult process that takes a lot of time and an unknown amount of effectiveness.  I’ve got a notebook with many ideas that have been started yet unfinished.  Years ago, I couldn’t shake a particular book concept that kept moving up the prioritized list.

It would be a biblical and practical resource to help equip marriages.  The thought was to call it “What God Has Joined Together” and each chapter would be a particular item that could possibly separate the marriage.  I liked the idea so much I tried to get someone else to write it, but eventually, I could see my burden for it was pushing me to work on it personally.

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The Free Pass of Past Leadership

A recurring dilemma these days is what to do when your hero stops acting like one.  How should you respond when that person up close or far off who has obtained a legendary status due to previous accomplishments starts to operate in an unexpected way?  The words they choose and the actions they take are uncharacteristic of their reputation and unacceptable for their cause.

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Pray Through Psalm 20

Praying through the psalms is a process that keeps your prayer life fresh and your prayer requests specific.  Using God’s Word, you can articulate your prayers keeping in line with God’s will.  As you read, you take a phrase and flesh out ways to pray that scriptural truth.

The method I use to pray through a daily psalm is to take the calendar day of the month to pray that psalm or an increment of 30 (e.g., May 20 – Psalm 20, 50, 80, 110, 140; on months with 31 days, I go back to the long Psalm 119).  I take a section of 30 each month and then keep moving forward.  Within 5 months, I have prayed through every psalm.

Here’s an example of how you can use Psalm 20 to pray for you and your church.

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Ministry Can Happen Anywhere

Jesus ministered at religious gatherings and at relational gatherings. If we understand the power of God, we will live in such a way that acknowledges that ministry cannot be hindered by a time, place, or situation.

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Weekly Wisdom [05.18.18]

Need some Weekly Wisdom?  Here are my favorite resources of the week.


The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes to poverty [Prov. 21:5].

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