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Trust the Holy Spirit’s Promptings in Your Hiring

Trust the Holy Spirit’s Promptings in Your Hiring

In those rare cases when the human laws of leadership and the scriptural demands of discipleship do collide, decide on the side of discipleship every time. Trust the promptings of the Holy Spirit, for they will help you at these deadly intersections. Much of the published leadership literature these days has come from secular leaders in

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How to Use God’s Word for a Vibrant Prayer Life

God’s Word has an essential role in all aspects of your prayer life. Your communion with God will be based on and include much communion through the Word. Your praise must of necessity make much use of Scripture as you praise the Lord. Whatever time you spend on your devotional life, surely about half will

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Mormonism & Christianity: Not the Same God

Editor’s Note: This excerpt from the book Unveiling Grace offers a rare glimpse into Brigham Young University Professor Lyn Wilder’s journey from Mormonism to biblical Christianity. As a Mormon, when I had a big problem, a member of the godhead might bother to attend to me. The handful of times when I had sensed the presence

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5 Ways to Pray for Your Kids’ Friendships

Have you ever pondered about how to pray for your kids’ friendships? Or have you ever given thought to how God wired us for relationships? In the beginning of time, God created and formed the world of beauty, then created man to inhabit it. Each day, God viewed His creation, and said it was good.

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Connect with People: Heart Before the Head

I used to tell my staff, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” They would groan because they heard me say it so much, but they recognized that it was true nonetheless. You develop credibility when you connect with people and show that you genuinely care and want

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Did God Create Everything Out of Nothing?

Editor’s Note: It has been said that the Bible is so shallow that a beginner can grasp its truths, and at the same time so deep that the wisest of theologians can never find the bottom. Some questions will not be answered until we are with the Lord.  For now we must walk by faith.

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Become a Hopelifter with the Holy Spirit

With only forty days remaining until my deadline for Hopelifter, I knew the task was humanly impossible to achieve. Life happenings and my overzealous expectations had once again blocked my hope. “God, please help!” I shared my challenge during my weekly phone conversation with my life coach, Anne Denmark. “I’ve lost my joy!” I spewed.

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Are You Stuck? A Bible Study by Jennie Allen

If you have an easy time following Jesus, obeying what is in the Bible, and you’re making significant progress in your spiritual journey each day, you may not be interested in Stuck by Jennie Allen. However, if you find yourself broken, wondering why you can’t seem to make any headway, why even when you want to do

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Create a Compelling Vision

Your Purpose What business are you in? What are you trying to accomplish? What is your mission statement? Jesus was clear about what business He and His disciples were in. He called His disciples, not just to become fishermen, but to a greater purpose—to become “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). An effective mission statement should

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Why Allowances Don’t Work

Have you ever wondered why allowances don’t work? We don’t believe in paying a child simply for being part of a family. We’ve seen too many grown kids who received paychecks from a family business, not because of their diligent efforts, but simply because of their relationship with the owner of the company. The result was

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