Commentary

August 23, 2013

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

 

- Have you ever learned another language only to forget it after a few years of neglect?  Speaking another language fluently takes constant practice. The language of “character” is similar.  Neglect it and your life will be dominated by confusion and distractions.  Practice it daily and you will grow in your ability to be clear and focused on the right things.

 

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

 

- Pray that you would maintain a consistent practice of knowing and speaking the language of character.

 




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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

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