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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

What do you want for Christmas more than anything else? What is your greatest heart’s desire? Sometimes you don’t even know what that one thing is that would bring you total fulfillment, but guess what… God knows. He knows because He planted it in your heart before the foundation of the world. What could that be?

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[23 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

“When God speaks, it is important to write down what He says.” – Henry Blackaby
then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. (Hebrews 10:9)
Who do you know that will benefit from participating in this new online community to experience God in fresh and exciting ways?
Will you invite them? If so, when?
I’m thrilled to report what the Holy Spirit birthed this morning. The outcome from this will be extraordinary.
Tomorrow (March 24) I’m launching a brand …

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[27 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

“When the impossible meets God, I’m possible with God!” – Pastor Jeff Schreve
Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” (1 Kings 17:9 )
Is your life so messed up, it seems there’s no possible way out?
Are you feeling hopeless about the future?
If so, then participate in one of today’s two webinars.
On June 27, 2008, I wrote a devotional titled “Attention Grabbers” [http://yourdailyblessing.com/attention-grabbers/] talking about times …

Character, Fruit of the Spirit »

[21 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate yourself in each of the 9 fruits of the Spirit?
How would those closest to you rate you in each of those 9 fruits?
Yesterday I became aware of several storms that are brewing. Storms in life are inevitable. …

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[20 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

“Champions are made not born.”
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him (Proverbs 8:30)
In what area has God designed you to be a champion?
What easy things can you do each day to compound and make you a champion for Christ?
In the process of doing a Google search yesterday morning to find the date for the U.S. Olympic trials in 2008 for the women’s marathon, I came across the story of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the Men’s …

Athletes, Character »

[19 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

“Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.” – Michael J. Gelb
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:8)
What easy things can you do each day to leave the legacy of a champion?
Great news! Yesterday, Briana Whaley qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team trials with a time of 2:46:20 in the Philadelphia Marathon. …

Athletes, Character, Duty »

[17 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. – Zig Ziglar
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Titus 1:17)
What kind of impact will a victory by Briana Whaley have on Culpeper and Virginia?
In my Oct 23 devotional titled “Training vs. Trying,” [http://www.yourdailyblessing.com/content.cfm?id=2451] I shared how God connected my wife with Briana Whaley, an American Olympic hopeful in the marathon.
At 7 AM on Sunday November 18, Briana will start running the …

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[19 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

It is humbling, surprising, rewarding and right to give to others. – Nick Chaconas
“He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” (2 Corinthians, 1:3-5, The Message)
Who has God brought into your life at key times to pay it forward to you?
Are you in a major slump in your life? If so, how can you get …

Breakthroughs, Character, Encouragement, Transformation, Trials »

[17 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

God initiates change! Trying to change my life leads to failure and frustration.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Am I frustrated with trying to change my life?
What are signs that I’m trying to change my life rather xthan allowing God to transform me?
In Session #1 of “The Life You’ve Always Wanted,” John Ortberg says, “The good news as Jesus preached it is that now it …

Adventure, Character, Dreams, FAITH, Leadership, Trust »

[6 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw
And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!” (Joshua 24:24)
What would you do if there was no way you could fail?
A few weeks ago, Rick Heeren referred me to Richard Gazowsky, founder of Christian WYSIWYG Filmworks, as a possible web client. Subsequent to that, I began receiving periodic emails from Richard, who lives in San Francisco, …