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Pick Your Friends

Posted on June 5

Picking the right friends is very important. We tend to become like the people with whom we spend time. Good friends can make you better. Bad friends can pull you down. David gives us great insight into selecting friends in Psalms 5. He gives titles to 4 different kinds of people who would be dangerous as friends. The Message describes them this way: The HOT AIR BOASTER – that’s the person who is filled with... more »

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Are you Meeting your Goals?

Posted on August 22

Goals in life are very important. A goal is a tangible mark in front of us that we want to achieve. A goal serves as a good measure and a good motivator. It helps keep us focused. Take football for example. I get to spend time with coaches. I know they’re very smart, but the referees want to make sure they know where the goal is. They paint the goal line a different color so... more »

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Two Ladies – Two Legacies

Posted on July 11

When you die, how will you be remembered? How long will you be remembered? What are the things for which you will be remembered? We refer to it as a legacy. Two ladies died 26 days apart. They were at different ends of the age spectrum – 80 and 18. They lived at different sections of our Nation – Springfield, Ohio and Brantley, Alabama. They will be remembered for vastly different things. They each left... more »

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Adversity – Friend or Foe?

Posted on May 9

A young lady visited her mother and was complaining about how bad things were and all the tough times she was facing. She asked her mother for advice. Her mother taught her a great lesson. Her mother had just been to the grocery store. She asked her daughter to take from the grocery bag two carrots, two eggs and some coffee beans. The mother then put three different pots of water on the stove and... more »

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What Is Your EQ – Expectation Quotient?

Posted on February 1

(Quotient Quizes #3)   IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient.  IQ is important.  But also extremely important is EQ – Expectation Quotient.  While we are not able to change our IQ much, I propose that we can, with God’s help, change our EQ dramatically.  We can lift the level of expectations for life. In June 2014, Ken Houston received a Hall of Fame ring at Redskins Park.  It was almost 30 years after he had actually been... more »

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#Giving Tuesday

Posted on November 28

Thanksgiving is a day that has been celebrated for a long time.  We have added Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday.  That’s tomorrow.  Giving Tuesday is a day to focus on giving and celebrate generosity. I’m sending this message to people who receive my weekly email blog.  You might be looking for a place to give on #Giving Tuesday, or you might be contemplating a year-end gift.  If the weekly emails mean something... more »

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Stepping Out of the Box

Posted on November 9

When Jesus was questioned about the most important commandment, He answered by saying that the first great commandment is to love God with all your heart, and the second great commandment is like the first in that you  love your fellow man like you want your fellow man to love you (Matt. 22:34-40).  Doing for others is one of the core values of being a Christian. Sometimes we tend to pick small or easy things... more »

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Doing the Right Thing!

Posted on October 5

We often cross paths with people who have stumbled and fallen.  We have a decision to make – go ahead and “walk by on the other side of the road,” or stop and give them a hand.  There have been dramatic instances recently of people who have done the right thing.  In the Summer Rio Olympics, a moving scene occurred when Nikki Hamblin, a New Zealand runner in the 5,000-meter run, tripped and fell. Running... more »

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Two Helpful Tongue Tamers

Posted on August 12

It has often been said, “Sticks and stones my break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  Don’t believe that!  Words have the power to build up or to tear down.  Words can encourage or discourage.  They have power to hurt or to heal.  Words can bring joy or sorrow, laughter or tears.  Words should be carefully chosen. But words are sometimes released before we are ready.  Do you ever put your foot in... more »

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Memorials and Honorariums

Posted on January 2

In 2014 the following memoriam and honorarium gifts were given to John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries. In memory of: Wylie Poundstone                                                                                                         By Mike & Jenny Lynn Henig Father of Dr. Glen Yates                                                                                                    By John Ed & Lynn Mathison                                                                                       Ronnie & Linda Poole Steve Fox                                                                                                                       By Mike & Jenny Lynn Henig                                                                                       John Ed & Lynn Mathison Helen Carothers                                                                                                             By Mike & Jenny Lynn Henig Wray Tomlin                                                                                                                    By John Ed & Lynn... more »

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