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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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God's Personal Brand

  • Tue, Mar 3, 2015

personal-brand-max-lucado-easterIn college, I studied business administration.  As part of the curriculum, I read online business articles, mostly found through LinkedIn.  It was fascinating to find how many articles focused on "personal branding." 

Personal branding is the idea of people marketing themselves as a brand, in order to build a reputation and network.  This was a whole new idea to me, and I was excited to learn about it!

As is the case for most college seniors, I felt unsure about what to expect directly after college.  Seeing personal branding as the way to guarantee success, I read dozens of articles ...

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Soul Writing

  • Mon, Feb 2, 2015

max-lucadoSometimes when writing, I overthink the mechanics and end up halting the flow of words.  Last week, a friend offered to help me with a particular writing project.  "The best writing comes from the soul," she told me kindly.

As I pondered her words, Max Lucado came to mind.  He is a man who clearly understands and utilizes "soul writing."  And his writing is exceptional because of how deeply his soul is immersed in the Word of God.

In a recent edition of "UpWords®", Max shared:

A quiet time with God is very similar to a special date. Denalyn and ...

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