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50 Simple but Powerful Habits to Leave Your Mark

http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/50-simple-ways-to-leave-your-mark.html?cid=sf01001

12 ways to increase your church sending capacity

http://www.harvestministryteams.com/blog/2015/08/12-ways-to-increase-your-church-sending-capacity/

Youth Group Mission Trip 2015

Wesley (Macomb), Savoy, and Pekin First UMC churches. July 18-25, 2015. Denver. Stayed at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO. DICP Day Camp Monday: met Geogina, asst. Director. Stayed at school most of the day. Watched Lion King. Went to performing art center for voice and actions games. Tuesday: a.m. Scavenger hunt at Colorado Mills …

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One Word transformation.

https://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/one-word-away-from-transformation/  Describes how to pick one word a year to focus on. Kinda like, in a way, my Christmas boxes.   

Curating 21st Century Faith Formation

Nice list of e-resources for Faith formation. http://www.21stcenturyfaithformation.com/digital-faith-formation-resources.html

Five Great American Paintings

In 2008 a series highlighting five great paintings by Norman Rockwell appeared on the ruleofreason.blogspot.com/ site. Author, Nicholas Provenzo, begins with the words, “The American painter Norman Rockwell ranks among my favorite artists.”  I whole-heartedly agree! Provenzo describes, in nice detail, five great Rockwell paintings.  They are: Part I: The Scoutmaster Part II: The Homecoming …

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A Principled Pluralism

A few comments following the Obergefell v. Hodges SCOTUS decision handed down 6/26/15. I’m intentionally not commenting here on the decision itself.  My concerns are the bigger picture. The decision handed down is contrary to the beliefs of many Christians and it is also consistent with the beliefs of many Christians. I’m concerned that Christians …

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Connecting and Community

Yesterday the Pekin community lost a high school boy to an apparent suicide.  Pastor Jim McClarey and youth from his church will be joining us on a mission trip in a couple weeks.  The boy was not in his youth group, but many of the youth going, were friends with the boy they lost and …

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3 Reasons For A Life Verse

http://www.harvestministryteams.com/blog/2015/06/3-reasons-for-a-life-verse/ Here are three things a life verse helps you do: 1. Speak of your faith more clearly. A life verse allows you to articulate your faith to those around you.  Your family, friends, coworkers and church benefit from the clarity in your life that comes with a life verse.  It may seem overwhelming to …

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What are we going to do about racism?

What are we going to do about racism? Introduction (originally posted 2015; update at the bottom) While we have made some progress in our country, will still have racism. We need to work to reduce it. (Realistically, we probably won’t be able to eliminate it in our lifetimes any more than our ability to eliminate …

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