Category Archives: proverbs

The Beatitudes backwards (“Don’t be” attitudes)

How unfortunate are the spiritually passive for they miss out on the greatest aspect of life. How unfortunate are those who act like they’ve got it together, for they are never comforted. How unfortunate are those who refuse to cooperate … 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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Self Quotes (Original Quotations)

I love to try to write something that no one has ever said before. We don’t need to copy others. God has given each of us the gift of originality! Don’t just absorb what others say. God wants to speak … Continue reading

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Radical statements about the team Jesus builds

In the first century, Jesus built a team that “turned the world upside down.” In the twenty-first century, He wants to do it again! Why did Jesus build a team of disciples? Because teamwork makes the Gospel work! It’s amazing what Team … Continue reading

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Beyond church to Team Jesus!

For Team Jesus, everyday is gameday! Are you a player on Team Jesus or a spectator on the sideline? Let’s meet to all collaborate with Christ, not to be a passive audience.  There is no “me,” “my,” and “I” in Team … Continue reading

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Catchy sayings for church bulletins

Here are some of my original thoughts that you may (or may not) want to put in a church bulletin: Don’t keep doing what isn’t working to give you peace. Make a U-turn to God. Hostile words hold us hostage … Continue reading

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Have we overthought Christianity?

Beyond theology and religious methodology there is the wondrous experience of continually being in awe-inspiring, intimate interaction with the living, resurrected Jesus. That experience is the normal Christian life that is presented in the New Testament.   An old hymn puts … Continue reading

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16 16s for 2016 (keys to a great year)

#2016 — Even when you don’t feel like you are trending, you can still have a great year! A sixteen quotation — Be enthusiastic about the new year! “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, … Continue reading

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ASPIRIN advice for living in a heart attack culture

We live in a heart attack society. Our culture is consumed with concepts, communications, cravings, and compulsions that continually attack our heart, conspiring to capture and control our conscience. We are surrounded by heart-damaging words, images, thoughts, and feelings. To protect our heart … Continue reading

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Just Say No! (Is that enough?)

Just say go!  “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” Just say grow!  “You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Just say lo!  “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the … Continue reading

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