perseverance, Spiritual Life

Reignite Your Dream

A Biblical Approach to Unfulfilled Dreams Have you ever tasted the bitterness of an unfulfilled dream? What should we do when we start with a dream but find ourselves left with disappointment? There is a biblical approach to unfulfilled dreams that will reignite things that we thought were long extinguished. God gave Joseph big dreams. They fit him like a…

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Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Pursuit Over Perfection

Refresh Your Goals and Your Soul How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far? According to the book, FINISH, 92% of New Year Resolutions fail. Jon Acuff says that you have a better chance of getting into Julliard than you do completing your New Year’s Resolution. So if your goals are already derailed, then you are probably not alone.…

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New Year New Books: For Leaders

Here are three of my favorite books for leaders. I read them last year and think they would make a great addition to any leader’s reading list for 2018. Extreme Ownership by Leif Babin & Jocko Willink I first heard about Extreme Ownership from a friend. We were jogging and he was telling me about the first chapter. A group…

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Spiritual Life

What Fasting Is Not

Thoughts on What Fasting Is and Isn’t  We are in the prime fasting season for many church goers. Fasting is biblical and can produce tremendous results in our spiritual lives. It also requires an element of sacrifice that can cause even the most ardent believer to look forward to the end of a beneficial fast. Be honest, I know I…

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A New Year Not About Me

5 Ways to Make 2018 About Others I read the headline of an article the other day that said Meghan Markle is not setting a New Year’s Resolution. I guess that is supposed to make the rest of us feel like we don’t need to make resolutions either. I didn’t read the article but if I was writing it I…

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Leadership, perseverance

Dare Greatly

Overcoming Critics While Daring Greatly 2017 is almost over and I thought I would share one last post to wrap up the year. This is not an encompassing post to process all of 2017, but rather just a final thought. The Critic When I began my first position in full-time ministry in 2005 I framed a copy of “The Critic”…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Roberies Here is our virtual Christmas Card from our family to yours! We are excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior this Holiday Season and wish you all the best in the New Year. We also hope you get something special under the Christmas Tree as well. That’s never a bad thing!   I want…

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Current Events

Bullies and Bravery

A mom’s post of her brave son speaking out against bullying has gone viral. More than 21 million people have watched the video of Keaton Jones weeping and is shaking as he describes the horror he faces at school in the midst of bullying. I admire his courage and strength. I appreciate the outpouring of support to him and his family.…

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