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Interview

I’m sitting in my writing cave in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A large whiteboard — four by six feet — hangs on the gray wall to my right. Reminders about how to not suck at writing are taped to the wall directly before me, just above the horizon of my computer screen. To my left sits a simple white desk with an H-shaped hutch. A gift from a student rests at eye level there, a beautiful paperweight inscribed with this quote:

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Book Review

How do you reach the world? Answer: One conversation at a time. One person at a time. One at a time. In our age of many to many communications, where social media postings can reach hundreds and thousands of people at a single click, we are reminded that while electronic gadgets and computing devices can do the technological connections, people flourish in smaller networks.

According to author Jim Stump, there is power in any one-on-one relationships. Whether we call it discipleship, mentoring, or plain individual conversations, Stump is convinced that meaningful relationships are best build one-on-one. For the transformation of the world begins with the transformation of individuals like you and I.

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Review

I first met Jen Pollock Michel at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in April of last year. She had long, lustrous brown hair, and a tall, striking presence. (Jen is a regular contributor for Her.meneutics and a Wheaton College alum!) She talked about her forthcoming book, Teach Us To Want, with a humility and confidence that I could only describe as mature, thoughtful, and tempered.

Indeed, tempered by the storms of life. Jen’s debut book commences with the shadow of her sixteen-year old self. She details a life rearranged through the quietness of that still, small voice that broke into the tumultuous teenage years. Her luminous prose is at once understated, yet simultaneously simmering with emotion.

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School is OUT and summer is in full swing. Who else is ready for some Family Fun? Well I’ve got great news–Today we’re kicking off a 7 week blog hop party.   That’s 7 weeks of Summertime Fun! Summer Family Fun Party   Every Wednesday, from June 18th –…
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by Jeffrey Totey · 0 Likes

One of the best things about summer is the arrival of big blockbuster movies and family films, especially when the heat becomes unbearable. Unfortunately, ticket prices continue to climb each year.... Read more!
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Introducing the Hillsong United Music Collection…or the Crowder Music Collection…or the Mandisa Music Collection…whatever you choose, it’s yours free for 30 day when you give Rhapsody a try. Add a... Read more!
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by Janet Ridgeway · 0 Likes

As we pursue a less processed diet, I’ve been looking for healthier ways to beat the heat this summer. Thankfully, summer is overflowing with fresh fruit and lots of delicious ways to stay cool and still enjoy delicious summer treats. Here are over 25 ideas to help you beat the
Moms >
by Lara Krupicka · 0 Likes

I’ve heard that a large percentage of people dream of one day writing a book. We all have stories inside of us waiting to be told. But far fewer of us actually do the writing. That’s because it is really, really hard work. So I’m excited today to introduce you

J.R. Briggs

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'Fail' | J.R. Briggs [Book Trailer]
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"What do we do when we've failed? Some ministries are shipwrecked by moral failures like affairs or …
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Perception System is a leading IT solutions provider company, which publish latest web mobile and software Industry related news, blog and article on regular basis.
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Writing about God's work in my heart as HIS daughter, a wife and a missionary.

Family

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by Gary Thomas · 0 Likes

Marriage and family life—if done well, and if our relationships are increasing in intimacy and spiritual fruitfulness—take so much thought and concentration that we need to keep our minds fresh and focused. If we don’t preserve our emotional and mental energy for our marriage and fam…
Christian Living >
by Mitzi Smith · 0 Likes

Can you believe it’s BACK TO SCHOOL already? It seems like we just sorted through last year’s backpacks and now it’s already time to stock up on more supplies! With only a few weeks left of our summer vacation, we’re taking a couple of steps here and there each…
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I’m super excited you’ve joined us for another awesome week of Summer Family Fun! I hope this summer you’re doing all those things you’ve scribbled on your bucket list and planning lots of fun with your family and friends. Here are some things we’ve …
Family >
by Becky Danielson, M.Ed. · 0 Likes

A commonly asked question in parenting classes is, “When can a child have a cell phone?” The question is often followed by, “He tells me all his friends have one.” Not all kids have cell phones. And there’s no perfect … Continue reading →
Christian Living >
by Kerry Messer · 0 Likes

If lives came with control panels I’d adjust my Ultra-Protective Parental Instincts Lever…stat. It seems mine’s been stuck on “max” for over a decade as I’ve perfected the arts of disaster prevention and damage mitigation. I’m like Johnny Bench at …
Women >
by Tresta Payne · 0 Likes

Life goes so much better when I’m rested. The burning eyes and pounding heart of too-little-sleep make me excessively crabby, not so pleasant to be around. Coffee is no help at this point. Coffee only accentuates frayed nerves. Lately I’ve been getting more rest, or maybe just …
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by Mike Mobley with 121 Community Church · 0 Likes

The Bible calls children to honor their parents and Jesus led us by example of doing so in three different seasons of life:Growing Up "And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

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We live in the glorious in-between. A “fascinating mystery” if you will. On one hand we are beginning to realize that we are a very small part of a large, dark and mysterious universe. We are but a small blip on the timeline of creation and a slight twinkle through the ever present and…

Writing

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by Mike Kim · 0 Likes

Missionaries and fundraisers, you’re invited to this one-time only free webinar, “How To Write An Effective Support Letter” … I will show you the nuts and bolts of an effective support letter based on my professional experience as a contracted copywriter and marketi…
Women >
by Barbie Swihart · 0 Likes

As a writer, I believe there are stories hiding in deep place of my heart that I’d rather leave there. Buried underneath the weight of the past, I question whether these words must be resurrected in order to bring me to the fullness of the freedom that is mine in
Teaching >
by Linda Kardamis · 0 Likes

If you ever write your own tests, you know this task is not always as easy as it sounds. Trying to come up with good questions that accurately gauge the students' understanding can be challenging. Now we know that most students don't necessarily enjoy taking tests, but the question
Blogs >
by Larry Carter · 0 Likes

As I write this it’s nearly 11:00 pm. I just came back from a summer league basketball game. I don’t have a post written for tomorrow and no decision on what I will write as I begin this. There are a lot of posts that we see about putting in
Church Leadership >
by Ron Edmondson · 0 Likes

Do you want to be a better blogger? I have some advice. Just a warning, you won’t hear this advice everywhere. In fact, it runs contrary to most of the better blogging advice out there — perhaps even some I’ve probably offered people in the past. But, I believe it’s
Family >
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Bloggers like to try products they love and make a little something on the side, right? Have you heard of Linquia? Well, they’re having this referral contest… Linquia is ready to extend their network of storytellers and seeking to work with bloggers who would be excited to tell authent…

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Craig Gross

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'Go Small' | Craig Gross [Book Trailer]
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"It is in the seemingly ordinary moments of life where God does his greatest work. Go big or go h…
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If you’re like us, your refrigerator door is covered with snapshots, report cards, postcards from friends or schedule magnets for your favorite team – simple reminders about people you’re proud of, news you want to share or items you don’t want to forget. Introducing Baylor Prou…
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Leadership

Church Leadership >
by Ron Edmondson · 0 Likes

I was talking with a youth pastor recently. He is experiencing tremendous disappointment in his current position. He feels he is doing everything well, but his pastor never seemed pleased with his progress. As we talked, it became clear to me that he and his pastor had different expectatio…
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by Brian Dodd · 0 Likes

Nowhere in the Bible does God call a leader to an easy task. All leaders will face challenges. It is simply unavoidable. Therefore, developing the skills necessary to deal with and find solutions to challenges are critical to a leader’s success. One of my favorite leaders in any indu…
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by Brian Dodd · 0 Likes

“I’m having more fun now than ever before because I think the challenges are greater .” – Nick Saban Nowhere in the Bible does God call a leader to an easy task. All leaders will face challenges. It is simply unavoidable. Therefore, developing the skills necessary t…
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by Jonathan Pearson · 0 Likes

1. Calendar -It may seem obvious, but regardless of how busy of a schedule you have now, you need to begin keeping a calendar. For young leaders, our schedules will only get... The post 4 Tools Every Young Leader Needs appeared first on Jonathan Pearson.     …
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by George Krickl · 0 Likes

Moses, having faith in the LORD, is sent to God’s people to deliver them.  Now he is confronted with a …Continue reading →
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by Brian Dodd · 0 Likes

Whether you lead a church, business, non-profit or a sports organization, the enlistment and development of young leaders is critical to your long-term success. In the July 11th edition of USA Today, writer Bob Nightengale profiles the best outfield in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Whi…
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by Mike Bonem · 0 Likes

Do you hold a leadership position? Do you want to “empower” your staff? My previous blog described the problems that can arise from different understandings of what “empowered” means. I used the analogy of four different kinds of vehicles: a car at an amusement park, a go-kart, an …
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by Bill Reichart · 0 Likes

“The opposite of a scarcity mentality is an abundance mentality. With an abundancy mentality we say: “There is enough for everyone, more than enough: food, knowledge, love … everything.” With this mind-set we give away whatever we have, to whomever we meet. When we see hungry peopl…

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