Category Archives: Leadership

Ten Things I Learned from Dad

1.     Move the ball.  Always. We lived in Quatipuru from 1964 to 1969.  It was a small farming/fishing town of less than 2,000 people, 20 miles up the eponymous river from the Atlantic coast.  There was a dirt road connecting it … Continue reading

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Mothering AND Fathering

Both mothering and fathering are essential in each person’s life, and each person we meet is at a different place in their walk. The art form of leadership is to see which one they need at this time, so we … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 9

The third straw man has to address the principle for the Servant, because no discussion of a redemptive gift scenario is complete without exploring the application or neglect of the governing principle. The principle for the Servant is that of … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 6

When I look at the massive attention to external detail surrounding God preparing Saul for the throne, I certainly wish I could have watched the design process in heaven as his redemptive gift was being discussed, refined and pre-loaded with … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 5

We need to circle back before going forward. In Part 3 of this series, I made a significant mistake in identifying Gibeah with Gibeon.  According to a map I found on the web, the two communities appear to be about … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 4

Clearly even though Israel had asked for a king instead of a priestly judge, God intended the throne to be a spiritual position.  So what can we see about Saul’s spiritual heritage? Let’s look at the big picture of the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 3

A child is usually impacted by the neighborhood, not just his family.  So what do we know about Gibeah?  It matters since it was his home town, and he returned home to make it his capital when he began to … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 2

In God’s careful preparation of the first king of Israel, his family line was hugely significant.  I find the description of his father (from God’s point of view) to be quite remarkable. The King James says his father Kish was … Continue reading

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