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Sufficiency: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Sufficiency: Reflecting on Scripture

Beginning to identify exactly what we need leads us to finding balance between poverty and riches and helps us to live a balanced life free of guilt instead of wondering if we are doing what is right or not. The opposite of debt is not riches, just like the opposite of love is not hate. Finding middle ground, a place where we can rest in God’s Word and His promises is a place I believe is called sufficiency. Traveling to Kenya and experiencing the abject poverty of the people I met there juxtaposed against my complete inability to meet their needs with what resources I had personally, created a desire in me to find a philosophy that would work in any country, any situation, and be based on the Word of God. Stumbling on Lynne Twist’s book, The Soul of Money,...

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Character Development with Job

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development with Job

What do YOU use to help you get through trials and tribulations? Personally, I have had some huge trials in my life that took years to resolve. I have used a variety of techniques to help me with character development as I went through those situations. One in particular that provided perhaps the best insight was reflecting on the story of Job. In the beginning of the book of Job, God says, “Have you considered my servant, Job?” I hear pride in the tone of God’s voice, and the desire to point Job out as exceptional. Essentially, the response is, “You have him so well protected!” God seems to take this as a personal challenge; apparently, He really believes in Job and feels that he will stand up to whatever comes his way. God takes up the...

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