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5 Things – Anger

Sep 11, 2010   //   by admin   //   House Church Notes, Our Blog, Sermon Notes  //  No Comments

Also, Pastor Denny mentioned “3 Ways To Deal With Anger”. They were as follows:

  1. Write it down
  2. Do all you can to work it out
  3. Give it up
Lastly, there were a list of “4 Key Anger Management Principles”. They were:

  1. Research the root reason for your anger
  2. Recover the lost art of listening
  3. Resolve to speak softly
  4. Resign yourself to forgiving the one that has injured you
You can hear the entire sermon on the home page by clicking on the “Listen” tab.

The Death of the 5 Year Plan

Sep 8, 2010   //   by admin   //   Devotional Thoughts, Our Blog  //  No Comments

If you are a planner you won’t like this post, or maybe you will. In fact you may love it. I know had I started Journey five, ten or fifteen years ago I would have felt the need to develop “a plan.” Now however because I am at the stage of life I am I resonate quite a bit with the following post that a friend sent me. It’s a post from Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.TV. Listen to what he says then let me know what you think.

The Death of the Five-Year Plan
When I started in ministry two decades ago, everyone I knew made five-year plans. While planning is wise and biblical, I’m changing how I plan. Instead of planning for specific buildings, campuses, staff roles, and outreach, I’m planning to be prepared for opportunities that I can’t name today. We are creating margin and planning to respond quickly to ideas that we don’t yet have.
Speed, agility, flexibility, and financial margin are far better than a detailed road map. We are in the ready position. Instead of asking God to bless our carefully crafted plans, we’re trying to be prepared to move when He speaks and guides. When people ask me what we’ll be doing in five years, I laugh. I have no idea. But I’m certain it will be more fun and more impactful than anything I could plan today.

I Choose Trust

Aug 9, 2010   //   by admin   //   Devotional Thoughts, Our Blog  //  No Comments

Often I find myself in situations where I am torn between trusting God or trying to “fix it” myself.” I hate to admit it but usually I fall on the side of trying to fix it. The problem with that is that rarely can I “fix it.” Consequently I find myself “stuck” and unable to move forward. Well today I am choosing to trust. I know that battle is not over, but today I rolled the people and the situations that I can’t fix over to God. I know I will have to do it again and again, but for now it feels good to trust and to know that He cares about the people and the situations that I care about even more than what I care about them.

5 “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5,6