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Ten Things to Consider When Buying a Bible [Podcast Episode 7]


 

 
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Periodically, someone asks me, “What is the best Bible?”, particularly, if someone is new to Bible reading.  Usually, what he or she is actually asking is which translation is best.  Translation is only one of multiple considerations though to keep in mind as you purchase a Bible.  Here are some other features that make for an extremely functional devotional/study Bible.  I’ll deal with translation in a separate post.

1.  A decent size font--Get a Bible with print that it is easy on the eyes, unless your highest priority is portability.   There are numerous Bibles that will fit

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My Top Ten Prayer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them [Podcast Episode 6]


The following ten pitfalls of prayer are not in any particular order despite the fact they are written in a count down fashion. Written below is just brief synopsis of each. I go into more details about each and how to avoid them in the podcast.


10.  Promise to pray about things and then forget.  Few things make me feel so guilty as running into someone who really needs prayer and I even promised to pray for them, but then failed to.  I am learning to write some of these down on my to do list for the day.  It probably would behoove me to carry a

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The SOAP Bible Journaling Method [Podcast Episode 5]

SOAP Bible Journaling Method


I am a big fan of using a structure for your devotional time. Following a structure inherently helps you overcome common problems people have keeping a consistent devotional time. I recently encountered a bible journaling model known as the SOAP method. This easy approach is very similar to the daily practice I followed in college. I just lacked the acronym. Before I break down the SOAP method, I want to interject a word about the benefits of adopting a structure for your bible reading time.

BENEFITS OF FOLLOWING A METHOD

First, a method helps you focus. A method offers you a pattern

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Discover Your Life Purpose [Podcast Episode 4]

 

Discovering your purpose has needlessly been a seemingly impossible quest for many people.  In this podcast, I demystify discovering you purpose by sharing with you the three essential elements of a powerful purpose.

 

 

The great thing about this content is that its not a bunch of theoretical fluff.  This is the EXACT process I used to tap into my passion, unleash my gifts, and make a meaningful difference with my life. The process is a cornerstone for helping me identify my gifts and leveraging those gifts to be a blessing.

For years I felt like a square peg in round hole. I was perennial asking myself what would I do, if I wasn’t in pulpit ministry.  Don’t get me wrong – I loved the churches I served

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Four Reasons You Can’t Focus in Prayer and How to Overcome Them [podcast episode 3]


Do you struggle to stay focused when you prayer? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, this is perhaps the number one prayer struggle people report to me.

The great news is that conquering your wandering mind is actually one of the easier prayer problems to fix. Staying focused all boils down to consciously and strategically engaging your mind and or your body while you are praying. For example, something as simple as writing out your prayers or praying out loud can immediately and dramatically increase your focus.

Highlights

  • Understanding distractions both internal and external.[4:50]
  • Understanding boredom. Yes, you can be bored during prayer and your mind will wander if you are.  [8:41]
  • Understanding how incessant interruptions have conditioned your mind to hop about so much so

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How to Start Reading the Bible Everyday and Never Miss It [Podcast Episode 2]

Have you considered reading the entire Bible? Perhaps you’ve made that commitment as a New Year’s resolution. Many people do, but few people actually complete reading the Bible.
Or, may be you have read the entire Bible and now you want to make it a daily part of your life, but can’t seem to stick with reading.  Either way, this podcast is perfect for you.
 

 

Long ago, sometime around January of 1983, after many failed attempts at reading the Bible, I started reading four chapters a day and have never missed it since.  The keys to daily reading are actually pretty simple to master.  In this podcast you’ll get everything you need to begin reading the bible

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