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World's Collide - In a Good Way

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Seinfeld character George Costanza greatly feared what he called, "Worlds collide." What he meant by worlds collide is that one part of your life fortuitously meets another part of your life - work does not need to collide with family. These friends do not need to intermingle with those friends. Elaine needs to stay away from Susan! For Costanza worlds collide upsets the equilibrium of life he called the "worlds theory." When worlds collide - "it blows up!" But "worlds collide" is not always a Costanza sized meltdown. Sometimes worlds collide into an amazing experience. I have a lot of worlds. I am a pastor, preacher, writer, teacher, and a chaplain for a high school football team. A few of those worlds collided for me last night as I took some of our players from the Christian Heritage School football team to serve at our Liberty Spring Place Campus . Liberty Spring Place is a campus we planted 2 years ago in a local mobile home park t

The Voice of Intimidation

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This week I am sharing some excerpts from my new book, Pulse . These excerpts are taken from chapter 2, Courage in which David is making his way to fighting Goliath. Before Goliath draws a sword, David is assaulted with words. Personally, I know no one who has ever been attacked by a sword, but all of us are well acquainted with the cutting sting of words. How do we overcome those inevitable, critical voices? We have already looked at the voices of insinuation and humiliation. Now let's discuss the most frightening voice of the three, intimidation.  Critic #3: Goliath, The Voice of Intimidation When David stepped onto the battlefield, Goliath took it as an insult: “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” (1 Samuel 17:43). In the annals of ancient battles, you will discover that before there was fighting, there was talking. It was customary for warriors to brag about their own superiority and strength and to parody their opponent’s weaknesses. Trash talking is an

Overcoming Your Critics, Voice #1, Insinuation

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This week I will be sharing some excerpts from my new book, Pulse . These excerpts are taken from chapter 2, Courage in which David is making his way to fighting Goliath. Before Goliath draws a sword, David is assaulted with words. Personally, I know no one who has ever been attacked by a sword, but all of us are well acquainted with the cutting sting of words. How do we overcome those inevitable, critical voices? In the next few posts I want to share with you how to overcome three critical voices that will try to crush your vision, Insinuation, Humiliation, and Intimidation. Let's learn from David. Critic #1: Eliab, the Voice of Insinuation David had decided to fight Goliath, but before he did that, he had to fight discouragement from Eliab, his eldest brother. When you decide to step out, don’t be surprised if some of the people closest to you step forward to stop you. It’s often the words of those you know best that cut deepest. Upon hearing of David’s ambition, Elia