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How Planning Can Remove You From An Even Greater Plan

planningI am a planner.  A huge planner.  In fact, I am such a planner that at times it can drive those closest to me crazy.

There's just something about weaving things into my schedule and knowing things are in place.  Knowing what's coming next and knowing that I have specific times set aside for the things that are important to me.

Planning is 100% one of my biggest strengths, but it's also without a doubt one of my biggest weaknesses. Because what happens when the Lord has divine appointments for me that cannot be planned or expected ...

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From "She Sells Seashells" to "Fishers of Men"

seashells-pacific-revival-outside-the-wallsWhat's the first thing you picture when you hear "summer in Southern California"?  For me, it's sand and sun, friends and family, hot dogs and iced tea.

Those things indeed surfaced this summer, but most of us on the West Coast focused more on fans and AC, popsicles and ice cream, cold showers and ice packs.  It was a very hot summer (and that's coming from someone who grew up in the Arizona desert!).

I moved to SoCal five years ago, mostly for college and career ... but living by the beach was certainly a welcomed bonus!  And ...

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Trivia: "HEY, MR. POSTMAN!"

Abraham-Lincoln1-When he was 16, he disguised himself to look older and landed a job with the USPS.  Later he moved into a more lucrative career as a commercial artist—mice being his particular forte :-).

2-He was generally the "odd man out" despite a Cheerful title to the place he regularly visited.

3-He was postmaster for New Salem (IL) for three years ... then moved on to a slightly larger assignment.

4-He ran the PO out of his general store in Green Acres.

5-He was the first Postmaster General of the Continental Congress.

6-He played the postal worker who realized there ...

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The Answer to Time Management Lies in our Closets

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NO MOMENT TO "SLOW"   

Time management.

What a challenging concept, especially in the midst of our busiest seasons.

If I'm being honest, I am pretty good at managing my time, planning in advance, and scheduling space for myself.  However, there are those days when everything seems to hit at once -- the days when you feel like you can't even stop to breathe (or more importantly, take a sip of coffee).  Is this a reality for you?

So on these days, when we truly don't have even a moment to "slow", how are we supposed to create space ...

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Believing in Absolute Truth

Jim Garlow, speaker for "The Garlow Perspective," is a Pastor and strong advocate for religious liberty.  I thought that Jim's perspective was expressed well on this program that originally aired on October 16th--hear what he said:

The fact is . . . no nation can exist without a fundamental belief in absolute truth! It's absolutely imperative that we believe in absolute truth--biblical truth.

Judges 17:6 says: "Every man did that which was right in his own eyes." . . . referring to the behavioral and moral fiber of the people being addressed.

It's the same "non-belief" in absolute truth that ...

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Be Careful What You Pray For

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IF YOU REALLY KNEW ME

Have you ever prayed for humility and then completely regretted it once the Lord actually began to answer that prayer?

It's almost humorous how in every season of life I pray for an increase in this area, but when it's time for me to choose to "bow low" it's as if a spotlight shines directly onto my stubbornness. 

Have you ever played the game "If you really knew me?"  All you do is fill in the blank to the phrase, "If you really knew me, you would know ____."  The point is ...

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