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Why you need to stop being distracted by the small stuff of life.

Imagine you went to Niagara Falls, but instead of looking at the Falls you spent your whole time there playing with a water squirter. Or imagine you went to The Grand Canyon, but instead of taking in the incredible view, you sat down with your back to the Canyon looking at a photograph of a flower.

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Personal worth

Acing Life

July 21, 2014

A, B, C, D, F …

These are five little letter grades that are used in our school systems for the purpose of measuring our progress in the hopes of enhancing our chances at having a “successful” life. Most of us, if we are honest, have been influenced one way or the other by this (or a similar) grading system. Many of us have felt extremely pressured to meet the academic standards set by our parents, peers, or even ourselves.

To some of us, obtaining stellar scores comes easy while, to others, it may be an uphill battle. With all of the stress that comes from pursuing excellent grades, it can be very easy for us to lose sight of where our true value and worth come from. Believe me, I know! Let’s rewind back to a few months ago in my life . . .

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Pubic Speaking

Talking to a group of people about God can be scary — but these tips will make it easier.

These tips come from my personal public speaking experience as well as my formal training (Communications major at Biola as well as many conferences, workshops, and book). I’ve also recently been asking different speakers and pastors what they think are the most important tips for public speaking. Below are my findings.

These are not necessarily in any particular order. And, to be honest, I learned most of these through making mistakes. But nevertheless, here are my tips for public speakers:

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No Man Is An Island | Tenth Avenue North [Music Video]
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Tenth Avenue North — No Man Is An Island — Music Video Featuring the debut single from Tenth Av…
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'Come Like the Wind' | Jordan & Kristin Rippy
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Latest lyric video from Jordan & Kristin Rippy's newest album "Seek You First." Available now on iTu…
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'Never Once' (Official Lyric Video) | One Sonic Society
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'Multiplied' | NEEDTOBREATHE [Official Video]
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'I Found You' | Anthony Evans
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Music video by Anthony Evans performing I Found You. © 2014 Anthony Evans
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Holly Starr - God Is
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Holly Starr - "God Is" is the official New Christian music video for the recent single "God Is", rel…
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'Below Paradise: Judge Me' | Tedashii
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Tedashii performs "Below Paradise: Judge Me," from his fourth studio album.
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'Crimson Cord' | Propaganda
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Watch the music video for Propaganda's single "Crimson Cord" from the album of the same name.
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'Never Too Late' | Kutless
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Watch Kutless' new music video for "Never Too Late," from their 2014 album "Glory."

podcasts

Be The Example | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 28:29

Pastor Kayla teaches how we must be the example to other believers and grow in our faith through dis…
Who Am I | FLAME Youth Ministry
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Pastor Matt teaches on who the Holy Spirit is, why Jesus had to leave, and the job of the Holy Spiri…
Don't Take My Word | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 26:02

Pastor Matt talks about being students of the Word of God and being like those in Acts 17.
Putting Our Lives in God's Hands | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 11:11

Student Anthony Kerry talks about how God has control over our lives and we are made for a purpose.
Missionary or Mission Field | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 21:52

Pastor Kayla talks about two options: missionary or mission field when it comes to serving people.
More Than A Sparrow | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 26:28

Pastor Matt talks about we're all valuable in God's eyes despite what we might think.
Authority | FLAME Youth
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 27:19

Mrs. Kayla looks at the authority of Jesus and just what exactly He has authority over in our lives …

youth videos

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How Emerging Adulthood Affects the Church | Dallas Theological Seminary
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In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Mark Matlock discuss emerging adulthood, focu…
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Killer Community Tips | Johnny & Chachi
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Community groups are an important part of every church in helping develop fully devoted followers of…
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The Skinny On Evangelism
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There are many evangelism techniques available to us, but which one is best?
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Artificial Maturity | Tim Elmore (Part 3)
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The last of three interviews where Glen Jackson, co-founder of Jackson Spalding, interviews Dr. Tim …