Risk Taking - It's Dangerous Business

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  As we approach an election and Veteran’s Day I got to thinking about risk taking.  In the movie, Saving Private Ryan, the much older and wiser private Ryan asks an extremely powerful question as he kneels at the graveside of those who gave their lives so that he might live...

Give Up - Never

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Several years ago I was introduced to Stephen Covey’s work, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was while taking the course I really connected to the idea of being an agent of change. One of the things that frustrated me as I embarked on my journey to be an agent of change was that...

The High Road Principle

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While this years political season has certainly made money saying, “When they go low we go high” I wonder if people really get what it means to live by the High Road Principle? Paul describes the High Road Principle this way - “Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought...

How Not Listening Can Help

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It was a horrible experience. Well it didn’t start that way. In fact, it was an experience of a lifetime. He travelled to a foreign country. He met tons of people. He ate all kinds of foods. Life was just an amazing experience to him until the day he discovered that it was all gone. Life...

Bad Company Weakens Strong Convictions

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The people were running strong with their convictions, but then a group of people began to tell them their convictions were wrong. You see these people had believed in hope. They had believed that nothing, not even death could separate them from God’s love. Believing in the resurrection...

Follow Me

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  I am sure we all remember the game “Follow the Leader”. I have found that one of the best ways for me to evaluate my own leadership style is to watch my children play “Follow Me”. My children seem to get a kick out of telling people what to do - I wonder what that...

God' Purpose Prevails

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“Take good counsel and accept correction - that’s the way to live wisely and well. We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.”(Proverbs 19:20-21, The Message) Of course this makes perfect sense, the question remains - “Where do I...

The Mic Is Always On

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I am pretty certain that most of you who have been reading these Daily Compasses are a wee bit tired of the constant references regarding the extremely disturbing conversations that went on between Donald Trump and Billy Bush. So I am going to ask for your forgiveness for taking a headline...

Truest Self Discovery

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Jesus told us that the way to life is to drink deeply from the well of living water. When we drink from this well we discover the destiny of our truest expression of self. Let me encourage you to take a deep drink from that well today. When you drink from that well you will not only discover...

Where Are You From?

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It’s a normal question. We ask it all the time when we encounter strangers. It seems like a safe question to ask. Curiosity sometimes leads us to ask this question. We also ask the question to generate conversation. What is the question you ask? Where are you from? It is a great...