Tag Archives: love

Deeper for the sake of Good

The Big Idea: Our best, most authentic work needs to be rooted in something bigger than us and our good work. A deep guiding force that keeps us from being consumed by our good work or worse, becoming that which we resist. We think that the good work in and of itself will keep us…
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Careless Words – Stop the Carnage

My 12-year-old tells us of how at school there is a practice of "burns".  Burns are insults intended (so they say) to be humorous.  They make a sharp comment, someone feels stupid, hurt or embarrassed and the other kids laugh saying 'You just got burned!"  And sometimes, after a scathing burn, they follow up with "just…
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Freedom: Making Freer Choices

"If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you." - Jesus Who the Son sets free is free indeed!  I so love this scripture from John 8.  Christian freedom has been long explored,…
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A Dream of Mine

On occasion, I have been asked "Where are you coming from with I am Significant?  Is it self-help/ self-improvement? Or is it spiritual / faith stuff?  Is it for the average Joe or the pastor or the business leader?  What is it?"  I smile and say "Yes, and more!" I am coming from a place…
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Divine Love is… Free

  Freedom is the very nature of divine love, for it is when love is freely given and freely received that it is, in fact, healthy love.  As soon as we attach expectations and seek to meet those exceptions by use of coercion or manipulation love ceases to be truly life-giving. Consider these simple parables;…
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Love is… Generous

What is Love? Consider the tree.  The tree provides shade, respite from the blazing heat of the sun to everyone one with no expectation of return.  To this end, love is genuinely maturing when it loves with no strings attached and no expectation of  personal benefit.  When we love others, do we have an expectation…
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Love is…Humble

Brennan Manning once said that true humility is not a poor opinion of yourself, rather, no opinion of yourself.  So it is with authentic love.   Love simply loves unaware that it is actually loving - it just does.  Love is unselfconscious.   Consider a lamp.  An illumined lamp gives light not because it is…
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Love Wins (1 Cor. 13:8)

I am amazed how the perfect love of God works in and through His good creation but have been surprised at the reaction of some folks.  These sincere people get concerned that when we talk about love, it must be at the expense of truth.   They suspect love is different than truth as if the truth…
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Failure isn’t Fatal

There is a classic line in one of my favorite Batman movies (yes… I like superhero movies). It comes from the Dark Knight, and it is a question that is asked several times throughout the movie and often in the aftermath of failure or in the face of fear of a great challenge. The question…
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Underestimating the Love of God

Have you ever become so familiar with something - an idea perhaps - that as good as it may be, it seems to become like the old comfortable bathrobe that you take for granted?  A few years ago, I was driving from one community to another listening to one of my all time favorite singer-song…
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