On losing your soul 

“Losing your soul is sort of like losing a credit card. You think it it’s in your wallet so you don’t give it much thought until one day you reach for it and can’t find it. The minute you realize it’s gone, you start scrambling to find it, trying to remember when you last used it or at least had it in your possession. No matter what is going on in your life, you stop and look for it, because otherwise major damage could be done. Oh, that we would feel the same sense of urgency when we become aware that we have lost our souls!” -Ruth Haley Barton

Another analogy might be losing your cat who is your wife’s most precious possession, but that’s another story.

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Helpful Parenting Books

Here is a list of recommended parenting books I got from the Father/Son retreat at Camp Willow Springs. Jeremy Berger, a student pastor at The Summit, was the camp speaker and provided the list. Next step: buy one of these and start reading!

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Why Jesus Had to Die

I’ve gotten the question over the years, “Why did Jesus have to die and take our sin? How does his his death absolve MY sin?”

Pastor Greear’s short explanation/illustration here helps.

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Everyone is Called

“Every Christian is called into full-time ministry. Once we step over the line and begin to follow Jesus, everything we do is suppose to be done in his name, representing him, with the goal of advancing his kingdom.” – Larry Osborne

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Footprints

This stuff makes me start to tear up!

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Two Good Questions from Oswald Chambers

Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus…?

http://www.utmost.org

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/act.4.13.esv

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Brian McLaren quote from God Space on change in evangelism landscape in US. 

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