For My Pleasure

Gretta: “I told you, I write songs from time to time.” Dan: “Well what do you write them for?” Gretta: “What do you mean what for? For my pleasure.” The film “Begin Again,” from which the above dialogue is taken, … more »

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Hope

Aminah is a 16 year old Muslim girl living in the Horn of Africa. 18.8% of the population in her country lives below the poverty line. Women in her country do not have a lot of opportunity and many of them … more »

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The Task and the Call

Exodus 35 & 36 talk in length about the gifts and skills that the Lord gave certain men to equip them in constructing the tabernacle. Repeated throughout is the fact that they have been filled “with the Spirit of God, with skills, … more »

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If Talking Is A Skill, Then It’s Mine!

Skills are inherent, innate, gifts from God. Before our creation God has enabled us with a set of skills that we are to use for his glory and to further the Kingdom. Just because skills are supposed to be utilized … more »

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A Stirring Of Our Hearts

“Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart the Lord had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred to come and do the work.” — Exodus 36:2. This passage in Exodus provides a wonderful insight … more »

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What’s Wrong With “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

I think I speak confidently for most of my generation of millennials when I say this: we have a skewed sense of time. We live for the here and now, addicted to our own immediate gratification, largely incapable of grasping … more »

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Consistency and Ownership

I always love stories where somebody has been given or put in charge of a kingdom. Most of those stories whether true or fictional follow the same narrative, a person is given dominion, goes through a phase of losing his … more »

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The Secret-Revealer

Genesis 41 gives an account of Joseph’s restoration from the pit to a place of honor at Pharaoh’s right hand. He’s called for the purpose of interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams of the seven plump and seven famished cows, for Pharaoh learns … more »

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The Tech-Wise Option

Two of the most talked about books of 2017, though going about it in very different ways, are both asking the same question: How do we experience Life-to-the-Full? more »

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Joseph as a Model of Trust

I love this story of Joseph. To me, it speaks to his wisdom, to his leadership, to his discipline, and to his trust in the Lord. It provides insight into the decision-making of a man who has been put into … more »

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