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    The Word is Alive

    Today I watched the Webcast from Lifeway talking about their new product, Bible Studies for Life. This is Bible study/small group materials for all stages of life. I will post my thoughts on that another time, but while I was watching the webcast there was something said that really struck me. One of the speakers said, “The Bible is not the book of the year, it’s the book of the ages.” This statement really struck me. I found myself thinking that many things avoid feeling antiquated or outdated because they are still alive, regardless of how old they are. Consider the following: Earth: Even those of us that believe in…

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    I’ll Never Be The Same?

    Tonight as I sit the blogger’s lounge listening to Steve Fee lead some amazing worship I find myself thinking about one of the lyrics he just sang. “I’ll never be the same again.” This is what the lyric said, but I have to ask if this really true. When we are saved are we never the same again? To say that we are never the same again is true. With salvation comes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Clearly this can not happen without a person being changed. However, inside of us is still that sinful nature. That piece of us that lead us to sin before receiving salvation is…

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    God Looks at the Heart: The Christian Parenting Handbook part 1

    This post will be part 1 of at least 2 as I review this great new parenting resource, The Christian Parenting Handbook. Why 2 parts? Well, there is just that much good stuff to share. When God called Samuel to anoint a new king for Israel, he automatically looked at the older sons of Jesse. God, however, pointed him to the youngest and reminded Samuel that while man looks at the outward appearance, God looks at the heart. I have often thought of this passage in many of my dealings with people, but I have never thought of it in relation to parenting. In this book the authors point to…

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    “The Christian Parenting Handbook” Preview

    This week is the official launch of the newest parenting resource from Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, The Christian Parenting Handbook. Stay tuned all week as I share my thoughts on this exciting new book. One exciting bit I will share right now…. Buy the book this week and receive $400 worth of FREE parenting resources. Who doesn’t like free stuff. I think that even if the book was junk (which it is not) the FREE gift would make the purchase worth while. Use the link to the right to check out the book on Amazon. Plus as a bonus the paperback version of this book is on sale for $11.35.…

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    #OC13 General Session #7

    Speaker: Brian White, Jon Langford These guys are both executives with Disney. Brian is on the software side of things, leading the development of apps such as Where’s My Water?, one of my personal favorites. Jon is on the them park side of things. The spoke on some of the things that have helped to make AND KEEP Disney successful. Speaker: Perry Noble Ok, confession time: While I have certainly heard of Perry Noble, this is the first time I have ever head his speak. I LOVED IT. Sharing a great combination of inspiration and humor, of Biblical knowledge and just being himself Perry delivered a message that was a…