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5 Questions about Your Values

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What are your core values? To help you think about it, here’s a illustration developed by James Newman in Releasing You Brakes!

Suppose I come to your house with a 120’ I-beam and lay it across your front yard. When you come out, I wave a $100 bill and say if you can cross from one end to the other in less than 2 minutes, I’ll give you the $100. Would you do it? Why not? What have you got to lose? Continue reading

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9 Words to Direct Your Life

Psalm119How are you going to live your life?  What is the basis?  The foundation? The standard?  What are your values?  Your morals?  Your ethics?  If there is not some basis, life becomes confusing and aimless.

The Psalmist said Ps 119:133  “Direct my steps by Your  word,  And let no iniquity have dominion over me.”

Psalm 119 provides valuable insight to living a holy life.  A happy life. A successful life.  Psalm 119 is unique.  It has 22 stanzas with 8 lines each.  It is an acrostic using the Hebrew alphabet and each line begins with the same letter.

Nine synonyms are used for God’s Word that not only highlight its value, but demonstrate how it can direct my life.  Think about these 9 words and how they speak to you. Continue reading

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Whose Values? Whose Morality?

If you have wondered how far our amoral culture could sink after promoting same-sex marriage, this gives you a glimpse.

Nick Cassavetes, director of the popular romance movie ‘The Notebook,” was at the Toronto Film Festival last week promoting a new film, “Yellow.”  The lead character, Mary, visits her brother in prison and soon the two are engaged in an incestuous relationship. Continue reading

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Whose Values?

As I stood in line today at a Kansas City Chick-fil-A, I thought about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s criticism of Dan Cathy and the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.”  It took about 25 minutes to get inside the store.  And maybe another 10-15 to get my food.  So, I had time to observe.  Here’s what I saw. Continue reading

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Is the Younger Generation Wiser?

On Sunday’s commentary page of the Kansas City Star, Mary Sanchez has a column entitled “In time, view on same-sex marriage will shift.”  In the article she weighs in on the recent controversy caused by Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, regarding traditional marriage.  But the thrust of her observations center around the reaction, attitude and values of college age young people.  She closes her article by saying  “But it’s a younger, wiser generation that will lead.”  My question is where will they lead us? Continue reading

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What Do I Value?

        

          The Mountain Message of Matthew 5-7 was called by one writer, “The Radical Teachings of Jesus.”  One radical  exhortation in found in Matthew  6:19-21.  This is a difficult passage.  Not to understand, but to apply.  Continue reading

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A Foolish Exchange

 Do you ever read “news of the weird” that tells about those “stupid criminals” stories?  Here’s a good one.

 A man walked into a convenience store, put a $20 bill on the counter and asked for change. When the clerk opened the drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register.  The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving his $20 bill on the counter. Continue reading

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