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God's Man | The Most Valuable Asset...

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I found this gem in my inbox this morning.
Time is a valuable asset that attracts many robbers. Today is May 31. The last day of the year for me. I know, I know. I can hear you saying, "You do know that there are 6 more months left in the year right?" While that is true on your calendar, MY calendar reads differently. A lot of this, looking back on it, has to do with the fact that I am/was incredibly egotistical as a kid. The year for me starts in the month of June for 2 reasons that are important to me.

1. June is my Birth Month
My birthday is in June and so, for me, that makes June a special month. It is why I have always counted June as the beginning of my year. Now I keep up appearances for the rest of the world but my internal calender says today is the end of year.

 2. Summer Begins in June
As most kids will agree Summer is the best time of the year. It is what we wait. It is what we dream about. Time to just be, do whatever we want, sleep as long…

God's Man | Maryland Marriage Alliance Prayer

Tonight I will be praying for Unity in the body of Christ.  The insitution of marriage is something that touches all facets of society.  It reaches across political lines.  It crosses denominations.  It even bridges theologies.  It reminds us that we are meant to be united together as God's children for his Glory.  The scripture I will be praying referencing is Psalm 133.  This is a very short Psalm, only 3 verses.  It is a song of ascents.  The people are coming together and they are realizing how awesome it is to be one people united. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!  It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes.  It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. (Psalm 133:1-3 NIV84) As we pray together I want to share what God is saying to us as stand united together. Father …

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Free Friday | Leeland's Follow You

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God's Man | The Nerd And The Artist...

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There has always been a distinction between people that are considered nerds and those that are called creatives.  Growing up they fell into 2 distinct camps, the artists and the geeks.  I fell squarely into the geek category.  Surrounded by books, taking apart radios and toys, even getting my first programming book at the age of 8.  Being a nerd/geek defined me and I was OK with that.  The artists were something that at the time seemed very alien to me.  That was until I actually experienced it.  Drawing, painting, sculpting, even sewing stopped being magic, became something tangible and I loved it.
I used to read a webcomic called the Life of Riley(above) back in the day.  In it they had a character that achieved superhuman cognitive and physical abilities by connecting hippy artist side with nerdy technical side.   "Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really …