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The GOOD News: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through him. THAT'S IT IN A NUTSHELL.



THE whole chebang IN A NUTSHELL

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”



Nuggets in a Nutshell

Jesus the Christ

to HEAL the broken-hearted

to proclaim LIBERTY to captives

to RESTORE sight

to FREE the oppressed

Build Confidence
Be Confident

". . . I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it . . ."

Jesus the Christ
(John's account)


{ a "secret" . . . life }
{ a "secret" . . . freedom }
{ a "secret" . . . abundance }


And when they heard Jesus say these things, some said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?

Others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?


What is the thief doing?

stealing - killing - destroying
(blinding - muting - negating)


Let's have a close close-up. Are we (any of us), as it were, being blinded? Muted? Negated? If so that would be theft of soul - death of spirit - being destroyed. Wolves! Whelps! Hired hands. Not shepherds.

How might we have let them sneak in? Perhaps conditioning. Perhaps we were commanded. Perhaps we were required. Perhaps resulted. Wolves! Whelps! Hired hands. Not The Shepherd.

Here is Good News: we are not helpless. Isn't that awesome? You are not alone. We are not alone. The Shepherd protects and preserves. Gives life. Abundant life. As in NOW. Woohoo! Imbues confidence. Rejoice! Lift up! Restore. Love in love! Here is more awesomness. "In him we live and move and have our being . . . We are his offspring." It's a tight relationship. It's personal. We are in direct contact. Confidence.


What about the real stuff - the rubber meets road stuff - the Goliath stuff!!!


You've probably heard (or felt), been reared or warned: be seen and not heard! Mhm. That stuff. Sounds innocent? You are being muted. (It's got wolf-teeth.) Silence is a toll. What must you do?

Your genuine wants and needs are being smacked aside, brow-beated, ignored (re-named for you): flesh, carnal, selfish! Mhm. That stuff. Sounds spiritual? You are being negated. (It's got wolf-teeth. And whelps are learning to chew.) Squelched is a toll. What will you do?

Your tough questioning; your digging; your crying out for understanding; your searching as though for buried treasure; your preference to be wise is denounced, banned, prohibitted (re-classified for you): unbelieving, faithless, of the devil. Ripped scripture-bits tossed to your chest. Mhm. That stuff. It's a warning. You are being destroyed. (The hired-hand is gone!)


Shall I confess? There are times - during a pause - if I look around, I'd grab my breath and gasp at a realization that were Jesus to step into some congregations today and into some communities and into some cliques bearing His name, proclaiming His name, he'd be promptly kicked out, or held captive for conversion, or fleeced of all of his belongings. But then, thankfully, quickly, I breathe again and smile - or laugh out loud - my sweet Jesus, who am I to judge? Then my spring of joy flows again. That wonderful life-giving voice whispers, "Just be you! That's why I came."


Skillset - 07 - creating smart circles & growth communities, living well; (practical - pragmatic - wise)



Dear Friend,

if you take my words to heart,
if you set store by my commandments, turning your ear to wisdom,
turning your heart to understanding, yes, if your plea is for clear perception,
if you cry out for understanding, if you look for it as though for silver,
search for it as though for buried treasure,
then you will understand what the fear of the Lord is, and discover the knowledge of God.
For the lord himself is giver of wisdom, from his mouth issue knowledge and understanding.


A Sparkling Gem



May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.



Book of Romans
John's Gospel
Book of Proverbs







"I can do all things through him that strenghtens me."



Head up. Shoulder square.

Press on.

The Walk


Nicolette Sowder

"Give me the wild children with their bare feet and sparkling eyes. The restless, churning climbers. The wild ones using their outside voices, singing all the way home. Give me the wonder-filled, glorious mess makers dreaming of mountains and mud, aching to run through a field of stars."


Be WHO you are. Be WHERE you belong.
Betraying Yourself is not WHOLESOME


Know WHO you are. Know WHAT you are about
Stand Into Your Value & Stand Up for Your Value


Isaiah, the Prophet

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners."

Bishop Gene Robinson

"It's funny isn't it? That you can preach a judgmental and vengeful and angry God and nobody will mind. But you start preaching a God that is too accepting, too loving, too forgiving, too merciful, too kind . . . and you are in trouble."

Desmond Tutu

"You may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.."


- A Sprinkling of Salt -


(Unique Strategies, Tactics, Fixes, Techniques)


Dear God, grant me victory today over all that assails. Help me square up to even the greatest challenges and claim authority over them, unafraid. Amen.

Joshua Dubois

The Bible


(learn, unlearn, re-learn)


Stay committed to your purpose.


What it Takes to Succeed




Creating Your Best Inner Circle


1. Cheerleader 2. Confidant 3. Comedian
4. Inspirational Friend 5. Challenger 6. Empathetic Listener

"It was not enough to come and listen to a great sermon or message every Sunday morning and be confined to those four walls and those four corners. You had to get out and do something."

- John Lewis

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