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Be An Encourager

“What would you do differently, if you had your life to live over again?” a young lady supposedly asked the Duke of Wellington in his old age.

The Duke, who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 and later served as Prime Minister of the UK, was known as a brilliant man, yet very demanding. He was not known to “shower his subordinates with compliments.” Continue reading


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Friday’s List To Live By #60

Dr. David Jeremiah’s “Lists to Live By for Simple Living,” offers 80 lists to bring simplicity, serenity, and symmetry to your life.

Today’s list addresses the issue of happiness, which is something for which we all aspire. In this fast-paced, hectic, and complex world people yearn for contentment. Peace. And harmony.

Don’t let the power and potential of these suggestions elude you because of their simplicity. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Finish

In “The Greatest Finish Fails in Sports History,” Andrew Daniels relates numerous stories of runners, cyclists, and ballplayers who celebrated their victory too early, only to lose.

In the men’s 800 meters at the 2014 Shanghai Diamond League meet, Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi stuck out his arms and his tongue just before crossing the finish line and watched his first-place finish get usurped by Kenyan Robert Biwott.

In 2015, The University of Oregon’s Tanguy Pepiot was set to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2015 Pepsi Team Invitational. However, when he urged the crowd at Hayward Field to cheer him on, he slowed down just enough for The University of Washington’s Meron Simon to sprint past him in the final meters and snatch a last-second win. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Believe

The power of belief has been well documented in physical and material pursuits in life. From sports to business, to our personal goals and dreams belief in a necessary ingredient for success.

Napoleon Hill, known for his books on self-help and positive thinking, in his classic bestseller Think and Grow Rich, wrote, “Whatever your mind can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.”

As we continue to explore the theme Reaching Forward, and discuss the 10 concepts in Dr. David Jeremiah’s book, Forward, that are encapsulated in a single word, we come to the word, “believe.” Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Pursue

In his book Forward, David Jeremiah tells the story of swimmer Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s first-ever gold medal winner in the 2016 Olympics.

When Schooling was asked what it was like to be one of the best swimmers in the world and win a gold medal, his reply was surprising. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Dream

In his book “Forward,” David Jeremiah tells a neat story about an Alabama woman, Mary Anderson.

In 1902 Mary was visiting New York City during a winter snowstorm. While riding a streetcar she noticed the driver had a problem with visibility because of the sleet and snow. He either had to stop and wipe the snow off the window or keep it open. Continue reading


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The Modern Church Has Lost Its Purpose

“Many U.S. churches today have ‘forgotten’ their purpose, becoming entertainment-driven social organizations eager to blend in with secular culture instead of focusing on biblical discipleship” warns Dr. David Jeremiah in a recent interview with Christian Post reporter Leah MarieAnn Klett.

“We’re not an entertainment service; we’re not here to see how close we can get to what the world does,” said Jeremiah, the founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries. “But there’s so much of the world in the Church and vice versa that we can’t tell a difference.” Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Encouragement

In his book, Becoming a Person of Influence, John Maxwell tells about an experiment conducted by psychologists to measure people’s capacity to endure pain.

The experiment involved barefooted people standing in a bucket of ice water. They discovered one thing that made it possible for some people to stand in the ice water twice as long as others.

Encouragement was the key factor. Continue reading


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When You Care Enough to Encourage

card.hallmark2Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Hallmark.  The company is over 100 years old.  And is an iconic presence in the metro area.  One of the members of our church family works there.  And by all indications Hallmark is a responsible corporate citizen in our community.

You’ve seen their touching commercials.  Received their wonderful cards.  And probably visited their unique stores.  You know they have a special product.  But the prolific author anonymous has composed a list of “Cards You’ll Never See at Hallmark.”  Continue reading


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