Influence Or Contamination

By Luis Cervino A few days ago, I went to a paint store to purchase a gallon of paint to match a paint sample that I had taken earlier. The clerk took a gallon can of white paint and began mixing in drops of other colors to achieve the specific paint color that I had requested. He was following the computer specifications that tell the clerks how to blend the correct proportions or amounts of different paint hues necessary to create the desired color.
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God’s Vision Motivates Us To Do Great Things

By Jon Walker “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV) Perhaps the most powerful aspect of vision is that it changes your way of thinking, which in turn changes the way you live.

The Wisdom Of The Front Line

By Rick Boxx A friend of mine, Paul, and some investors launched a new business with a promising new medical product. The product concept was excellent, but when the medical community used this new product, it was not effective because of significant design flaws.
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God’s Prescription for Good Health

By Rick Warren “Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.” (Proverbs 3:1-2 NIV) If I had a pill that promised to add years to your life, you’d probably pay a lot of money for it. But what if I told you that, as a Christian, you already have the key to a long life and that it’s free?

Content People Save More, Go In Debt Less

By Rick Warren “Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to think that wealth brings true happiness!” Ecclesiastes 5:10 (NLT) The more you get; the more you want. That's life. Somebody once asked the billionaire Howard Hughes, “How much does it take for a man to be happy?” He said, “Just a little more.”
Tags:  Save, Saving, Debt, Contentment, Discontent, Happiness

Preparing For The ‘Fourth Quarter’

By Jim Mathis Life can be compared to a football or basketball game, or perhaps the final minutes of a soccer match. At some point you reach the fourth quarter. You feel tired, maybe hurting a little, but there is still time on the clock. There are still plays to be made. Chances are, they are the most important plays of the game. This is where you win or lose the contest.
Tags:  Fourth Quarter, Time, Finishing Well, Opportunities

2017 CBMC OKC Metro Prayer Breakfast

Special Guest Speaker: Tim Philpot, Judge of the Fayette Circuit Family Court, with Musical Guest: Sandi Patty Tim Philpot, 65, is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky. In 1971, Tim married Susan Davis, who grew up in Congo, Africa as the daughter of missionaries. Tim and Susan have no children and have been married for 45 years.
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Guarding The Most Valuable Assets

By Jim Lange A while ago, my family and I were driving to Florida for a vacation when my wife pointed to the sign painted on the back of a truck. It read, “Our most valuable asset sits 63 feet ahead” (referring to the driver of the truck). That message seemed amazing to me. In this age of corporate self-indulgence, where greed often rules, this seemed very refreshing – a company that truly seemed to value its employees.
Tags:  Assets