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Monthly Archives: September 1990

Lifting the Load

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. PROVERBS 12:25 There is nothing quite so crippling as depression brought on by fear and anxiety. We’ve all at one time or another carried a burden so heavy we felt physically weighed down. Every trouble seems […]

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30. Getting it Free

You take advantage of every possible promotion that you can find to get free stuff—even though you never have any intention of keeping the stuff you buy. For example, you apply and get all kinds of charge cards so you can get the free miles. You apply to purchase a […]

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Being Paranoid

All day long they twist my words; they are always plotting to harm me. PSALM 56:5 There’s an old saying that goes something like this: You aren’t paranoid if they really are out to get you. There were times when David, as the heir apparent to the throne of Israel […]

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Making Evaluation

Have you ever been made to feel worthless by another person? Perhaps a boss, a competitor, a parent, or a spouse told you that you had nothing to offer. Or perhaps you’ve been publicly humiliated. If so, then you know how important it is to be valued by another human […]

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Powerful and Intimate

“Because he loves me, “says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” PSALM 91:14 If God were merely omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent, He still would be awe-inspiring. He is bigger than the universe; it resides in the palm of His hand. He […]

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Think before you speak.

Use the “P” word carefully. Count the cost of keeping a promise before you make it—not after. Clear communication on your ability to back up what you say will set the proper expectation for those you deal with. Please note: If you feel there’s a good chance you’ll be unable […]

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How Generosity Moves

Think of it this way: generosity is like a substance that is meant to fill the empty spaces created by the needs in the world. This “substance” comes from a source, flows along a channel of some kind, and hopefully arrives at its intended destination. The business of generosity encompasses […]

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Making Evaluation

A large bank in Northern California started a program to train unemployed people as bank tellers. These individuals were hired and trained with full pay and benefits and were treated as regular employees. After only one year the bank terminated this uniquely worthwhile program, not because of the inability of […]

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