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Emmanuel — God With Us

Emmanuel — God With Us

This is the season when we celebrate the Truth that God loves to be part of our lives. He is intentional about walking through every day with us and being our Father, our Savior, and our ever-present help. The beauty of the Christmas story is that God – Emmanuel...
Is Self-Promotion a Bad Idea?

Is Self-Promotion a Bad Idea?

I have a natural aversion to self-promotion. So much so that I tended to do the opposite. I held back. I didn’t want to be seen as one of those self-promoting ‘others’ who have a greater-than-reality view of themselves and don’t deliver on what they offer. Then I...
13 Signs You’re Humble

13 Signs You’re Humble

Many of today’s Christian circles have twisted humility into an excuse to be religious, self-deprecating and deterrent of all encouragement or praise. Perhaps you’ve observed this all-too-familiar occurrence in Church: someone preaches a powerful message on stage and...
Be as Shrewd as a Snake

Be as Shrewd as a Snake

I like to take action quickly. This applies when helping others and to investment opportunities. A business friend of mine needed help with his cash flow for a short period of time. So, being a good friend, I didn’t hesitate to lend him some money… “A good man...
Where Will My Help Come From?

Where Will My Help Come From?

“I’ve racked up $80,000 of debt and I’m sorry I didn’t tell you” Silence… My husband didn’t speak to me for the next two days as he thought through whether he was staying with me or walking out on this disaster I’d got us in to. All my life I’ve felt called to the...