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When Will Isn't Enough

  • Tue, May 26, 2015

Max-LucadoSeveral weeks ago, I fell prey to a nasty cold.  The first four days of the virus, I was in denial.  I went to work and church and ran errands, just like a normal week.

Then, on day #5, I finally admitted to being sick.  But I figured I could "out-will" the virus.  So I got ready for work like a regular Monday and stumbled into the office.  A few colleagues asked if I was feeling OK.  I told them "not really"—but I was going to power through the day anyhow.  No need to worry about me!  I even ...

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Your Mission Field is Under Your Roof

  • Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Max-LucadoIn an era of abounding "self-help" books, articles, podcasts and seminars ... the greatest "self-help" presentation I've listened to was yesterday's edition of UpWords® with Max Lucado.  The premise: Evaluate my life and ask myself ... Am I truly serving God?  No other life goals or achievements matter if the answer to that question isn't "yes."

Max says, "Want to bring focus to your life?  Do what Jesus did.  Go home, love your family, and take care of business!  Your first mission field is under your roof.  What makes you think they'll believe you overseas if they don ...

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Simon & Saeed: Take Up Your Cross

  • Tue, Mar 31, 2015

max-lucadoIn last Thursday's edition of UpWords® with Max Lucado, listeners were reminded of Christ's mandate to believers in Luke 9:23:

"If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget yourself.  You must take up your cross each day and follow me."

Max talked about Simon from Cyrene, the man who Roman soldiers commanded to carry Jesus' cross to Golgotha.  "Simon did literally what God calls us to do figuratively: take up the cross and follow Jesus," reflects Max.

As I listened to the recount of Simon's cross-bearing, Pastor Saeed Abedini came to mind ...

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