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Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Blog | Comments (0)

I was reading the Real Life manual on Integrity this morning when I stumbled into this short article that is worth the two minutes to read: A grandfather from a local tribe was talking to his grandson. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil and ugly; he is anger, envy, war, greed, self-pity, sorrow, regret, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, selfishness, and arrogance."

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Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Blog | Comments (0)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." I know these words. Have been encouraged by them even preached them but for some reason last week they've got me thinking. I know that to be blessed means to be favored, happy, approved, to be in God's good graces. Jesus then says the way to being blessed is to be poor in spirit.

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Posted: November 16th, 2012 | Blog, Life, The Lego Principle | Comments (0)

Charisma Magazine Strang Report - You may not have heard of Filipino pastor Joey Bonifacio, but his LEGO Principle—a simple yet profound discipleship model—could change the American church.


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Posted: November 13th, 2012 | Blog | Comments (2)

"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:15 Lord keep me innocent like a little child. Thank You Father for removing my guilt from my past. But even today cleanse my soul of the guilt of the present and the future.Innocent of any offense and guile against You. Innocent and free from the corruption of this world. Keep me pure and holy before You. May the truth of Jesus be so pervasive in all my thoughts, actions and dealings that I will be innocent not just in thought but in my attitude toward life and my relationships.

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Posted: November 10th, 2012 | Blog, Life, The Lego Principle | Comments (0)

by Rica Peralejo Bonifacio - Of course I’m going to talk about it, he’s my father-in-law and that’s a given. But even if he weren’t, I would still endorse Joey Bonifacio’s internationally published “The Lego Principle,” for very good reasons. Read more of the article here.


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Posted: November 4th, 2012 | Blog | Comments (1)

Sitting at the airport in Manila en route to Guam it is hard to imagine what our world would be like without zippers. Both my carry on and check in luggage has several zippers. Inside these bags my passport holder, toiletry case, nutritional supplement pouch and clothing all have zippers.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2012 | Blog | Comments (1)

Manila is quiet at this time of year. It's a long weekend and people go to the provinces to pay their respects to the dead. Our own village was empty. You could tell from the dark houses that people were out of town. I know that my neighbors at my right and left were gone, their houses were dead silent. Ahh, a great time to be in Manila.

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Posted: October 29th, 2012 | Blog | Comments (0)

We all want to be confident without being prideful (well maybe not all). And we all want to be secure and not succumb to insecurity. And yet as the illustration below shows confidence and security are slippery slopes that can quickly devolve into pride and insecurity. What to do?

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