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I remember watching a cartoon with my kids about a certain handyman and his talking tools. Each day they would approach a different problem and if you could break it, they could fix it. This handy man always knew what it would take to get the job done and more importantly, he always had the right tool for the job. I have experienced the fact that it is a lot harder to get something done if you don’t have the right tools. Trying to unscrew a Phillips head screw with a butter knife can be very frustrating. When you have…

dave@restorefrankfort.com

How can we know? I’ve been pondering the words of a leper for the last week. In Matthew 8:2 a man whose body is wracked with leprosy comes to Jesus and says “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean”. Can you imagine? No hope, no cure, just a simple belief that this newcomer was more than a mere man. He cries out for what he believes could be his only chance for survival. Wow, what a statement of faith. As you read the next few stories in Matthew 8 and 9, you see a common theme develop…

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I’ve always read Proverbs 27:17 very passively. “Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.” Whenever I have heard those words or heard anyone teach on them it was in the context of choosing your friends wisely. I always heard that you have to be really careful not to be influenced by those that want to drag you down and there is truth to that. You can be negatively impacted by those around you. The great thing about this verse, though, is that it works both ways. Iron sharpens Iron. Instead of letting others influence you negatively, you could be…

dave@restorefrankfort.com

I have been working on setting goals this week. It is helpful for me to set a target so I can focus on a few things that can have the most impact on my life. If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time. To begin this process I start thinking about what I really want in my life, things like what my ideal week would look like. It is at times like this that I have to be more aware of my definition for success. How you or I define success will in a big way determine our…