Monthly Archives for January 2009

Gift-based ministry

Are you good at everything?  I’m not.   Like everyone, I have strengths and weaknesses. I spent many of my years in ministry trying to fulfil a role for which I was not really all that well-suited.  I was like a … Continue reading

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30. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Sweet or sour? It’s your choice

It’s been said that the majority of people are thinking negative thoughts up to 90% of the time. I don’t know about most people, but I know this was certainly true of me at one time.   Worry, anxiety, frustration, anger, critical … Continue reading

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29. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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What is the #1 goal of small groups?

Why do we do small groups in church?   There are many reasons, but most often people will say that small groups are important to meet the need for fellowship. I both agree and disagree with this statement. I agree because … Continue reading

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24. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Can you trust this man?

The huge and enthusiastic turnout for the inauguration of US President Barack Obama shows us how hungry people are for hope and inspiration.  In troubled and uncertain times, we instinctively gravitate towards leaders who seem to be able to offer … Continue reading

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23. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Choose your friends wisely

Last night  my wife and I  spent the evening with friends.   That’s not so unusual, I guess, but the things we talked about sparked some reflection on why we need friendship. We humans are made for relationship.   When God made … Continue reading

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15. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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The overflow of the heart

Words are one of the main ways that we influence people and situations, for good or for ill.  The tongue has huge potential to serve the purposes of the Father and bless those around us.  And so, at times I am … Continue reading

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08. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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One thing I seek

Last week my son Simeon, who is interning with Bethany House of Prayer (BHOP) in Bloomington, MN, told me about the OneThing08 year end conference at International House of Prayer (IHOP) and encouraged me to listen in on the free webcast.  I … Continue reading

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03. January 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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