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“How to thrive spiritually”

On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. It’s been blessing my spiritual life and I thought I’d bring you a […]

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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 4

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this fourth of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves after the speaking is over. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you […]

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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 3

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this third of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves in the actual act of speaking. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do […]

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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 2

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this second of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves in the pre-speaking phase. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have […]

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“The connection between the kingdom, peace and joy”

What is the connection between the kingdom of the heavens, peace and joy? I’m teaching a three-part series on the kingdom for the Thames Valley churches of Christ.  There’s no way I will do it justice, but I do hope to make it more relevant to myself and the congregation.  One of the kingdom verses […]

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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 1

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this first of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves in the preparation phase. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have […]

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“Return to be refreshed”

If you are watching the video you will notice that I am not my usual place to record today’s quiet time coaching episode. That’s because I felt called, drawn even, to go back to a place where I prayed regularly five years ago. I have just finished my prayer time there and wanted to share […]

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“How to re-use, repurpose, or recycle a lesson”

How to revise a sermon or lesson to be used on another occasion. Is it even legitimate to do this? Stage One – reflection Will it meet genuine needs? Do you still believe it? Still living it? What would make it better? Stage Two – rewriting Check introduction Relevant illustrations / applications Check slides Please […]

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“An arrow prayer for every day of the week”

We lead busy lives. Sometimes we forget God’s presence, and we do not have opportunity for lengthy prayer. What to do? “The Virgin Eye”, Robin Daniels Arrow prayers, pp319-323: These can be a simple word, or a short phrase that is repeated throughout the day bringing remembrance to us that God is with us in […]

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“Three tips for training the next generation of teachers”

My friend Katie asked me a question about mentoring the next generation of teachers and preachers. She asked if it was hard for me to let go? In truth, it is. Is it for you too? “The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is […]