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 Celebrating the Cross at Christmas

Keeping the Path Clear to the Cross at Christmas A group of volunteer youth leaders with the Apostolic Church came from North America to volunteer at The Lights of Christmas. While many had grown up coming to Warm Beach Camp every summer (and still do) for family camp, none had ever been to The Lights of Christmas.…

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A Year-End Review of Everything By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

Everything You Do Is Worthy of Review! The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.  The world and all its people belong to Him!  Psalm 24:1. God is the Creator. Since He created everything and everyone, He alone retains ownership rights for all He has made! It is His prerogative, alone, how much or…

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The Gift of Mercy By Ed McDowell

The Blessing of Receiving and Extending Mercy The word “mercy” describes the compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone within one’s power to punish or harm. The You Version Bible App describes it as not getting what you deserve (judgment and wrath). In Scripture, we see the blessing that comes with it. “God blesses those who…

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Be Willing to Listen By Ed McDowell

Will you listen to what He has to say? “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.“ Luke 6:27-28 NLT From beginning to end, Luke chapter 6 is filled with Jesus showing…

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Despair During the Season of Christmas By Ed McDowell

When Despair Finds You at Christmas From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer. Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I…

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Holy Week Perspective of Leadership By R. Scott Rodin

Three Moments for a Holy Week Reflection Amid this Holy Week, I invite you to listen to the words of Jesus in his High Priestly Prayer recorded in John 17. Before his final days leading to Calvary, Jesus prays to His Father on our behalf. Here are three reflections for us as leaders as we meditate on our Savior’s…

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Seeing the Reflection of God By Larry Gadbaugh

The Weird and Wonderful Reflection of God My son and I had bounced out to our local grocery store to pick up a few items. As usual we encountered fellow shoppers with bedhead hair, profanity-laced sweatshirts, PJs, face and body piercings, and outfits designed to display as many of their tattoos as possible. My hometown’s unofficial…

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Personal Mission Reflections by Dr. Teresa M. Moon

  Today’s post is from Dr. Teresa M. Moon, the Founding President/CEO of the Institute for Cultural Communicators (ICC).  Teresa uses her doctorate in strategic leadership to develop people and cultures. Teresa is committed to continuous learning, fascinated by culture studies, energized by bold ideas and coffee, passionate about inter generational relationships and teams, and…

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