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Like the Bumper Sticker Says: Change Happens!

Whether we like it or not, change happens! I think change needs to be added to the list of those things we can count on to be true:  taxes, death, change. I tend to be one who hates rearranging the furniture.  Once in place I like to keep it that way; that way I can […]

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TRANSITION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESSFUL CHANGE

As I observe the change process in groups, corporations and individual lives I notice ignoring the transition process blocks successful change rather than support successful change.  Without successful transition there is no change. I know of an organization that made a major corporate change that drastically altered the corporate culture.  This change was mandated by […]

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When the Alleluias Run Dry

He shared his story:  “I was sitting in church and looked around at all of the banners that said alleluia.  The songs of the liturgy all had alleluia.  I heard the familiar, ‘Christ is Risen, Alleluia’ and heard the response, ‘Christ is risen, indeed.  Alleluia!’”.  But it was all dry and empty for me.  Every […]

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Turning Points: Where the Church Has Been and a Look at the Future

Title: Turning Points: Where the Church Has Been and a Look at the FutureLocation: Crossview Lutheran ChurchLink out: Click hereDescription: This series (come and go as you need to) will explore the major “turning points” in the history of the Church and will also take a stab at looking at what the trends might be […]

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Toy Story 3: Incredible

My wife and I took grandchildren to see Toy Story 3.  I went expecting a children’s movie.  I was curious, though, because I had read an article in the paper that said that Toy Story 3 made men cry.  I thought that sounded strange.  Well, I didn’t sob but I certainly got a bit teary-eyed […]

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    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

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