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The Crucial 5%

Wayne Cordeiro is the pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii.  In his book, Leading on Empty, he makes a proposition that is well worth considering.* Wayne says that 85% of what we do can be done by … Continue reading

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7 Church Members Who Get Under Your Preacher’s Skin

Part of ministry work is dealing with irritating people.  I once heard a veteran preacher say to his congregation: “I preach for free.  It’s putting up with you people that I get paid for.”  It was, perhaps, an inelegant comment, … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Lee Hough

Lee Hough went home to be with the Lord today after a long bout with a gioblastoma brain tumor.  He was 58 (my age) and one of my best friends.  I got the news as I was driving to Illinois … Continue reading

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When Being Cool Isn’t Cool

I nearly fell off my chair when I read about a pastor on the staff of Freedom House Church in North Carolina sending a racist email to a group of church volunteers.  Makeda Pennycooke wrote that because first impressions matter, the church … Continue reading

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A Lesson From a Lightning Bug

According to scientists, the common lightning bug gives off 1/40th of the light of a normal candle.  So if you had 40 lightning bugs all clumped together, and if you could get them to all light up at the same … Continue reading

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A Prayer Request

Dear Friends, My routine is to post a devotion on Monday and Thursday evenings.  Tonight, my heart just isn’t in it.  I’d like to ask you to use the two or three minutes you would ordinarily spend reading my blog in prayer.  There … Continue reading

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I Can’t Take It Anymore!

When I started this blog, I made up my mind that I would keep it positive.  There would be no griping, complaining, or venting about my pet peeves.   alittlestrongereveryday.com would be a place where people could find encouragement, inspiration, insight, and maybe … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Thought

There’s an odd scene near the end of the book of Jonah.   The prophet is irritated because God appears ready to forgive the people of Nineveh, who might well rank in the top ten of the most depraved people groups … Continue reading

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A Quick Note to My Subscribers

Some of you have told me that you’re not getting the email updates.  Check your spam folder.  You’ll probably find them there.  Make sure your email filters are set to allow incoming emails from this site. And thank you for … Continue reading

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Let’s Grow Stronger Together

The life of faith isn’t easy.  We need all the help and encouragement we can get.  That’s what I hope to share in this new blog. At least once a week I plan to share a devotional thought that you … Continue reading

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