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Habit 7: Rest - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

4/22/2018
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Why God Took the Day Off In the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey recommends “sharpening the saw.” The idea is that every now and then you need to take some time off to refresh. This will make you more effective than if you keep sawing away and never take a time to recharge. It’s good advice with which I wholeheartedly agree. But it has nothing to do with God’s rest. God did not rest to “sharpen the saw.” God rested because he was finished. God saw all that He had made,...

Duration:00:24:29

Habit #6: Shine - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

4/15/2018
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This week is pure fun. Shining is not a chore. It’s not a task on your to-do list. It’s not cranking up a factory to produce something. It’s more like breaking up a log jam to let a river flow. The first five habits are about breaking up the log jam. When you practice them, it is impossible not to shine. Let’s review: Habit #1 Make brokenness a door You admit your need. You don’t pretend all is well. You declare bankruptcy and throw yourself on God’s mercy. Habit #2 Trust Jesus You take...

Duration:00:24:20

Habit #5: Love Everyone - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

4/8/2018
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Rejected! How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the best Dr. Seuss movie ever. In the 2000 version with Jim Carey, the Grinch lives in exile and on a snow-covered mountain. Every day he wallows in his hatred for the people of Whoville. How did this situation arise? Rejection. The Grinch was different from the other kids so they were cruel to him. He packed his bags and went into exile. The story is about how a little girl named Cindy Lou softened his heart with love and brought him back to...

Duration:00:20:18

Habit # 4: Let God Love You - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

4/1/2018
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Dueling Billboards As Julie and I travel around the country, we see many billboards and church marquis. Most of these say in one way or another that God loves us. But along with these glad tidings of a loving God stand others, which tell a very different story. One of these, for example, has a picture of glowing clouds on the left and wicked flames on the right. It read, Where will go when you die? Heaven or Hell? An 800 number was given to find out. Another warned in giant, capital...

Duration:00:28:57

Habit #3 Hope in God - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

3/25/2018
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We Owe the IRS. What’s Your Story? Julie and I just got our tax information. We were hoping to get money back this year but due to some stupidity on our part and bad advice we owe $5136. The real challenge is not coming up with $5136. The real challenge is not letting the bad news sink us in a pit of despair. What did we do wrong to bring all this on ourselves? Why can’t we live on easy street like other people? Is God punishing us? These are foolish questions. The truth is that no one...

Duration:00:25:24

Habit #1: Make Brokenness a Door - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

3/11/2018
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How I Lost It Like most young people, I started life optimistically. I married a beautiful girl, started a church, built a house and raised three kids. Everything went according to the script, except that somewhere along the way I developed a slow leak. Julie and I went from a tiny apartment, to a condo, to a small house, to our dream house on an acre. It was an exciting trip that took over 20 years, but suddenly, it was over. All that was left was maintenance and repairs. My youthful...

Duration:00:20:00

Wholeness - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

3/4/2018
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The Night I Met God This is one of my first childhood memories. My mom had tucked me in and I was staring at the ceiling when, suddenly, I was in the presence of God. I felt loved. I felt safe. I felt happy. I felt things too wonderful to describe. I wasn’t lying in bed. I was lying at the end of the rainbow. The sensation was so intense that I had to tell someone. I got up and shuffled across the hall to my parents’ room. They looked at me bleary-eyed, probably wondering why I wouldn’t go...

Duration:00:20:45

Happiness - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

12/17/2017
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Happiness “What has happened to Walker?” asked Susan. Connie’s friend from work had come over to sit on the porch and watch the sun set. “What do you mean?” asked Connie. “I saw him yesterday at the Lumber Depot,” said Susan. It’s like he’s a new man. So full of life. Don’t get me wrong. He’s always been a good guy. But lately it seems like he really enjoys his job. Yesterday I was looking for some light bulbs and he greeted me like I was his long lost friend.” Connie laughed. “I know! I...

Duration:00:14:57

The Meaning of Life - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

12/10/2017
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Chapter 6: The Meaning of Life It had been nine months since Lizzie’s death. Walker was working in his aisle at the Lumber Depot, rearranging extension cords. His old depression had set in. He stared at the coil of orange extension cord in his hand. Everything seemed so meaningless. It wasn’t that his life was all that bad. Lizzie’s death was still a wound but there were days when it was becoming tolerable. Angela was right. Every now and then he even smiled. Amy and Angela’s gift had...

Duration:00:21:04

The Good Samaritan - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

12/3/2017
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Three weeks later, Walker was eating lunch in the break room. Angela sat down across the table and opened her lunch sack. They discussed the new company policy of wearing hot pink targets on the front of their work aprons that proclaimed “Ask me! I’m your man!” “I'm not even a man!” laughed Angela. “And I look terrible in hot pink,” shot back Walker. “Who comes up with this stuff? “Corporate I suppose,” answered Angela. “I'm sure it sounded great at the company retreat. I can almost...

Duration:00:15:30

It IS Okay - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

11/26/2017
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It was 7:00 PM when Walker finally got home from the hospital. He ate a cold sandwich and went straight to bed. For the first time since the accident he slept soundly. It was nearly 9:00 AM when his phone began to buzz. He silenced it and pulled the covers over his head. It buzzed again. It was Connie. She had left a message. He skipped the message and called her. “Good morning honey, what's up?” “Lizzie is dead.” “What?” he said, trying to process her words. “She had a massive hemorrhage...

Duration:00:21:59

The Voice - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

11/5/2017
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Note: To get the most from this podcast, sign up for the daily anchorpoints here. The Voice “My God, My God! Why have you forsaken me?” It was unmistakable. Someone had said those words with him. Walker knew they were Christ’s words from the cross. Was it Jesus? He felt love in them. But it didn’t change anything. “Do you even care?” said walker into the air, not expecting an answer. “Yes, my child.” said a Voice. “More than you can possibly know.” “I know you died on the cross for my...

Duration:00:18:04

The Void - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

10/29/2017
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NOTE: To get the most from this podcast, sign up for the daily Anchor Points. Then, register for the site and share your journey with the community. The Void Walker’s hands squeezed the steering wheel, as if the pressure would make the light turn green. His wife, Connie, sat beside him in the passenger seat, staring blankly ahead. Twenty minutes ago they had been happily eating Chinese food, discussing what color to repaint the guest room. Connie’s phone had buzzed. Unidentified number....

Duration:00:19:42

The Disciples - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

10/22/2017
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Summary: Jesus’ followers enjoyed a deep connection rooted in their commitment to follow Jesus. They shared their lives but did not try to “disciple” each other. The Teacher dealt with each person uniquely, allowing freedom. Most people today are lonely. Over the course of their life, the average person changes jobs twelve times and will move eleven times. We live in gated communities with fenced yards. Even in apartment complexes people tend to run from their cars to their doors like...

Duration:00:23:24

The Magic Book? - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

8/27/2017
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Summary: The Bible is a masterpiece that reveals God. Like everything made with human hands, it has flaws. Rather than obsessing about this, we should tune our ear to what the Bible wants us to hear: the living Voice Three Ways to Get More From This Week's Podcast Read the show notes below. DO it, don't just HEAR it. Get daily devotionals based on the week's podcast. Discuss it live with Maury. Anchorpoint Live starts again on Tuesday, October 10. The Magic Book? I Love the Bible The first...

Duration:00:29:13

Why I Stopped Attending Church - Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

8/20/2017
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Summary: What we call "church" is a product of western civilization that comes with a lot of cultural baggage. It is one way to follow Christ but not the only way. You can be a part of God's ekklesia without participating in a traditional church. Three Ways to Get More From This Week's Podcast Read the show notes below. DO it, don't just HEAR it. Get daily devotionals based on the week's podcast. Discuss it live with Maury. Anchorpoint Live starts again on Tuesday, October 10. Why I...

Duration:00:33:11

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