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Rwanda Trip 2017 – Day 7

Sunday, June 18 We got to sleep in today. I was able to sleep until about 5:30. I thought about sleeping a little longer, but…oh yeah, the sunrise! So I got out of bed, found some coffee, and read my … Continue reading

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May 26 – Live By Faith

Romans 1:16-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16; Psalm 55 Core Values guide companies in their work. When a company has strong core values, every decision they make takes those values into account. Strong core values can prevent companies from making mistakes that … Continue reading

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May 14 – Overcoming Hate

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 The movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” came out in 1967. The basic story of the movie is that a woman brings her fiancé home to meet the parents. He’s a doctor. He’s black. … Continue reading

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May 3 – Life in the 1st Century – Again

Acts 15:22-41; Judges 1; Job 33 “Things are more like they are right now than they’ve ever been.” That’s one of those phrases that makes sense when you first hear it – then you think about it. While that quote’s … Continue reading

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April 28 – When God Answers

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 Clay Lein might be forgiven for not expecting his prayer to be answered. His wife had begged him to go to church with her. He went, even though he was an atheist, because “that’s … Continue reading

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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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April 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … Continue reading

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April 11 – The Bottom Line

Acts 2:14-47; Deuteronomy 15-16; Job 11 John Elkington proposed the idea known as “The Triple Bottom Line” in 1994 as a way to get companies to realize that there was more to life than cash flow. The Triple Bottom Line … Continue reading

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