Category Archives: recovery groups

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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18 ideas for disrupting the church industry

A disruptive innovation is a creative change that establishes a new market by disrupting an existing market. It gradually replaces established market leaders. The term was coined by Clayton Christensen in the mid 1990s. In addition to uprooting markets, another … Continue reading

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Ekklesia, like a support group, helped me heal

(I first wrote this for ONE Body Life’s blog @ this link.) Too many people feel like Alejandro Jodorowsky, a Chilean-French filmmaker. He said: “I am not a normal person. I am living in a normal body, but my mind … Continue reading

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ABCs of Beyond Church

Assembly of God Body of Christ Christ’s city council Dependence on Jesus Ekklesia Family of God God-gatherings Hooked on Christ In Jesus’ name Jesus is the Head Kingdom of God Life together Meeting with Jesus New creatures in Christ Orchestrated … Continue reading

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Beyond “services” to meetings . . .

It’s time to let God go & let Him take control both of your life & of His gathered people. Churches have services; but ekklesia & AA & NA & Al-Anon have meetings. Practicing the presence of God by yourself … Continue reading

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Making lovely places in your life

I can’t make human society a lovely place; but with Jesus’ help I can make my own mind and heart lovely places. Let Jesus’ presence & power open like a flower in your life. A flower flows with inner life. … Continue reading

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Are you happy now?

Self-focus forfeits happiness. Asking, “Am I happy?” opens the door to unhappiness. A key ingredient in the pursuit of happiness is self-forgetting. You are the one who is painting the canvas of your life. How you doing with it? Could … Continue reading

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