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Winning March 16, 2014

Winning

My Dad recently gave me a book by John C. Maxwell to read ~ “25 Ways To Win With People; How To Make Others Feel Like A Million Bucks”. It is quite interesting that Dad would be reading this, since I thought he was the master. He’s always been amazing at making people feel good about themselves.

Pictured here is a family who he has helped in many ways. They now host a weekly Bible club with many neighborhood children. My Dad is constantly winning with people, and here are some ways that you can, too:

1. Start with yourself.
2. Practice the 30-second rule. (Within the first 30 seconds, say something encouraging.)
3. Let people know you need them.
4. Create a memory and visit it often.
5. Compliment people in front of other people.
6. Give others a reputation to uphold.
7. Say the right words at the right time.
8. Encourage the dreams of others.
9. Pass the credit on to others.
10. Offer your very best.
11. Share a secret with someone.
12. Mine the gold of good intentions.
13. Keep your eyes off the mirror.
14. Do for others what they can’t do for themselves.
15. Listen with your heart.
16. Find the keys to their hearts.
17. Be the first to help.
18. Add value to people.
19. Remember a person’s story.
20. Tell a good story.
21. Give with no strings attached.
22. Learn your mailman’s name.
23. Point out people’s strengths.
24. Write notes of encouragement.
25. Help people win.

That’s my Dad, and I love him so much!

Thank you, Mr. Maxwell, for writing this wonderful book!

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Peacock Praise March 1, 2014

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Peacock Praise

 

Haitian Sunset February 27, 2014

Haitian Sunset

Dad and I saw this and praised our glorious GOD!

 

Jesus Loves The Little Children

Jesus Loves The Little Children

What is it about kids and their simple faith? I am overwhelmed with a huge sense of responsibility as I teach these precious little ones about Jesus. They hang onto every word I say, and accept each new thought happily and completely.

Last week, I had 52 in my neighborhood Bible club. The most rewarding part of the day, however, was my translator. Wilguemps.

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This genuine young man grew-up in our school and is now being used to reach kids just like himself.

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His younger brother listened to us intently as we talked of miracles and faith. He beamed with pride at his older brother, and I have great hope that he will follow in his steps.

Thank you, God, for loving the little children!

 

Build Your Kingdom Here May 13, 2013

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World Race Missions

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God’s Pleasure

While reading this morning in Psalms, it hit me that we can literally bring real pleasure to the Holy God of the Universe.  After checking what the Scripture had to say about it,  this is what I discovered.

 

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Nine Ways To Bring God Pleasure:

1. The prosperity of his servant.  Psalm 35:27

2. Them that fear Him.  Psalm 147:11

3. Those that hope in His mercy.  Psalm 147:11

4. Uprightness.  1 Chronicles 29:17

5. Giving His people His kingdom.  Luke 12:32

6. Adopting His chosen. Ephesians 1:5

7. Showing His children His mysterious will.  Ephesians 1:9

8. Working in His children.  Philippians 2:13

9. His creation.  Revelation 4:11