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Say It!

For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

Romans 15:18

Pray It!

Father,  I thank You because I only speak of those things that You have given me to speak.

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Turn the volume up!

Did you know that customers can get loud? Well, if you did not know that you should attend a grand opening of a Hobby Lobby. The customers get excited. They stand in the front calling friends and family on cell phones, telling them they need to get to Hobby Lobby. Customers waiting to tell the Manager and District Manager, how thrilled they are that Hobby Lobby is open. In fact, during the Bluffton SC opening, we were shocked to hear customers saying they have never been in a Hobby Lobby before. And of course, they were overwhelmed with everything!

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What Did You Say?

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

How many of you remember the old Batman TV series? I have no idea what made me think of this, but remember how the bubble words of WOW, POW and other expressions of actions popped up during Batman and Robin’s encounters with evil? The words that would flash up on the TV screen seemed to enhance the action. Those words had power! The viewer could almost feel the blows.

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Thanks for the Meal!

Sitting in a restaurant with some friends, we noticed a family with young children bowing their heads to “say the blessing.” We could not help but grin as the toddler looked around while the dad led them in prayer. She had her hands folded in a manner that looked like she was praying, but those big eyes were watching us. Hey, she was about two…she had other things on her mind.  But this dad was teaching her at this early age about being thankful.

Saying grace or the blessing before a meal is common in our society. Many of us practice this or have seen it. If you walk into a restaurant and see people with their heads bowed, you already know what they are doing.

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A Fountain of Life

fountainA Grand Opening of a Hobby Lobby store is an event. The community usually shows up in full force and what a spirit of excitement. I have noticed it does not matter if it is California, New York, or Iowa; there is a strong support for us.

One of the last grand openings I attended happened to be over a holiday weekend. At times, because of the holiday, community chamber members and ambassadors may not be there. Well not at this one! The holiday weekend was not stopping this community! They were getting “their” own Hobby Lobby and they were thrilled!

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