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Pink bloom

Photo courtesy of Richard X. Thripp under a Creative Commons 3.0 License

At one point or another, all of us have dreamed of a different future for ourselves. Sometimes those dreams include different job or living locations. Sometimes those dreams involve a completely different way of life. Sometimes those dreams are just wishful thinking, while other times we are absolutely convinced they are from God.

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Al Davis

Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders

When Al Davis fired Tom Cable as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders at the end of the last season, I thought, “This guy has finally lost it.”

The Raiders had looked incredible during the second half of the season. They were playing like a team again. Things were looking great for this upcoming season.

Then Davis fired Cable.

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Concert excitement, evident in the raised hands of youth.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (#91870899). Photographer: Gail Shotlander


Dear Worship Leader,

Here’s something to remember this week: It’s not about you.

That’s what I thought as I walked onto the stage last week at my church.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Maximizing Your Message seminar this year. We are already talking about what we can do to make it even better. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail me.

Today I thought I’d tell you about a great tool called Dragon Dictation. Dragon Dictation allows you to speak into your iPhone and it turns your speech into text.

Yep… and it does it REALLY well.

You can then take that text and e-mail it, SMS it, tweet it or post it to Facebook. I would encourage you to check it out. If you have an iPhone, you can download it for free from the AppStore.

I love it. I use it all the time. In fact I used it to create this blog post.

And here’s something fun:

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