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Where are you taking the bus? 2 Elements that must be involved in goal setting.

Have you ever set a destination with no direction on how to get there? Have you ever laid out boundaries without any end goal? Objectives and criteria go hand in hand and without them you can either end up with a bus full of people with no where to go or a bus full of Read more about Where are you taking the bus? 2 Elements that must be involved in goal setting.[…]

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There is ideal and then there is typical…don’t be typical.

Have you ever heard someone refer to someone or something as normal or typical? This will be a “normal” meeting. This will be a “typical” group session. This quality is the “norm”. This style is “typical” of what we do. Don’t be typical.  Don’t be normal.  Strive for the ideal and do away with normal. Read more about There is ideal and then there is typical…don’t be typical.[…]

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You Don’t Need to Be a Better Christian.

“I need to be a better Christian”. Sound familiar?  Friend?  Family?  Person at church?  Yourself? The essence of Christianity is understanding who Jesus is, not the list of things to accomplish. So why is our Theology different then our Practice? I would say that most people that treasure Christ would vehemently oppose a works righteousness Read more about You Don’t Need to Be a Better Christian.[…]

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What adventure are you on?

Recently stumbled on Craigslist Joe and the tag line is this: “In a time when America’s economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century’s new town square: Craigslist.” The great adventure. No structure. Read more about What adventure are you on?[…]

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Inclusive Relationships Aren’t For Everyone.

Which is better…inclusive or exclusive relationships? I don’t think it is that easy. Everyone needs both exclusive and inclusive Relationships to create a vibrant and thriving community. Our immediate reaction is always INCLUSIVE. Dont judge. Dont exclude. Don’t be a clique. Dont hate. Potential Reasons Why we RUN to inclusiveness. Some of us may have Read more about Inclusive Relationships Aren’t For Everyone.[…]

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“One more for the…bad guys?”

Envy comes from unmet desires.  The grass is always greener. John Piper says, Verse 4: “Delight yourself in the Lord” (that is, “trust in the Lord,”), “and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Now that’s an amazing promise, because envy usually arises from not having the desire of your heart. You will Read more about “One more for the…bad guys?”[…]