Category Archives: innovation

When life gives you lemons (16 alternatives to lemonade)

We’ve all heard the popular phrase about what to do when life gives you lemons.  But what if you don’t want (or like) lemonade? Perhaps we could learn from inventor, George Washington Carter, (who came up with hundreds of things … Continue reading

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Tweaking old clichés

Think outside the cliché. Nonsense makes the heart lose wonder. If you’ve seen one cliché, you’ve seen them all. If you’re going to use a cliché, at least take the time to come up with an original one. Clichés help … Continue reading

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Insider ideas for innerpreneurs

Christ-followers need to be innerpreneurs & find fresh ways to shine God’s light. He who thinks he is an expert at Christianity, misunderstands what it is. Beginner Christ-followers just love on Jesus, experts get caught up in religion. When an expert runs a … Continue reading

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No time for spectators in church –MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “There are many people who have caught the dangerous disease of ‘spectatoritis.’ Such persons are only spectators or onlookers but not participants. Such persons watch the minister and choir indulge in prayer … Continue reading

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X marks the spot in Nashville for encouragement, healing, and hope.

Nashville’s spot for encouragement, hope, and healing! Encouragement: Allowing the heart-felt sharing of spiritual insights, releases the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ into a group of people. Healing: –Holy Spirit– Spirit stirings In your soul, Heal … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons 2 Read The Blog “Free Gas For Your Think Tank”

Here are the top ten reasons to regularly read my blog Free Gas For Your Think Tank: 10) It is written in Nashville, the city with the hit ABC TV show named after it. 9) Free gas is better than cheap … Continue reading

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A highly planned program without personal interaction would make for a boring family gathering or party. What about church?

What about church?  A highly planned program without personal interaction would make for a boring family gathering or party!

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Did modern innovations in churches create worship wars?

Church innovation has become widespread & refreshing! Guess what is my favorite church innovation. Over the past generation or two, the way of having church in our society has changed a lot as we have seen new ideas creatively introduced … Continue reading

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Intuitional Living (Quotes About Intuition)

Intuition is an important tool for human beings to learn to use in their lives.  Albert Einstein said:  ““I believe in intuitions and inspirations.”  Madeleine L’Engle put it this way:  “Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are … Continue reading

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Church is Like Breathing (& Other Free Flowing Ideas)

A church meeting is like breathing: 1) Someone can program and control it; or 2) People can let go and let it flow. What would happen if a group of believers would begin to gather, not merely to sing and … Continue reading

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