Monthly Archives: July 2017

WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS VOLUMES

Mark – The Facts.   Maturity is seen when we do not strike back with equal harshness in our actions along with hateful words trying to¬†“best” our opponent, especially when a conversation becomes so emotional it is irrational. At these … Continue reading

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FOLLOWING THE SCRIPT

Mark – The Facts. When I am handed a script, I rarely follow it exactly as written. It is for two reasons. I have a bad memory for exactness and I have a tendency to put myself in the story … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Mark – The Facts. Even when you know the road will get bumpy, you must keep moving ahead to get to the destination, trying to dodge construction signs and known potholes. You try to think of another way to get … Continue reading

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NEVER SAY NEVER

Mark – The Facts. Never say never is an old saying that means anything is possible. When our best efforts are applied to life it doesn’t mean we will be successful every time. We think we will do the right … Continue reading

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NOT ME, IS IT?

Mark – The Facts. In teaching, sometimes you have to give a speech to the whole group for a wrong someone did and explain why it is wrong in detail. This happens when you don’t know exactly who did it … Continue reading

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THE GASP OF INDIGNATION

Mark – The Facts. What if in our world, led by God, at just the right time and place, out of sheer love for God, not thinking about what it might look like to others, we do something so out … Continue reading

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SORRY OR SAVED

Mark – The Facts. Many years ago there was book written entitled, “The Frog in the Kettle” by one of my favorite modern day prophets, George Barna. He has written other profound books based on his survey and research of … Continue reading

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JESUS DOESN’T MISS A THING

Mark – The Facts. How many of us go to large events where all kinds of people go and miss really seeing things right in front of you? I actually like to go and watch people, not in a creepy, … Continue reading

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SPEECHLESS

Mark – The Facts. I had two opportunities to speak to approximately five hundred youth workers in break out sessions as we met in large cities at at an annual, national youth worker convention. It was scary and exciting to … Continue reading

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PICTURE THIS

Mark – The Facts. “You should have seen it.” “It was a nice time.” That isn’t exciting or helpful for me to see what you saw. What did you see? Tell me more about it, we are thinking. Good storytellers … Continue reading

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